Along with many other WWll veterans, I find this film to be the most accurate war movie of all time. From the many low to high angle shots that simulate a first person perspective of soldiers crawling on the ground. To the realistic acting of cool and calculated Captain Tom Hanks in comparison to loud gun ho private grunt Vin Diesel. Every detail of this film all in conjunction make it a timeless classic.
Possibly Spielberg's greatest directing achievement, and something of a paradox: what can we make of a film that sets out to capture the gravity of war, but by the end has turned into one of the most exhilarating action movies ever made? Which is to say, at its best, it reflects with a humble enough eye to please the ghost of John Ford. At its worst, thinking about it too hard leaves a sour taste in your mouth.
More impressive logistically, than technically. The mise-en-scene is stronger than what is being shot or the way Spielberg shoots it. If Ryan is us, and the message isn't anti-war so much as to 'earn' the freedom from facism that these people fought for then it's fair to say we have failed.
Spielberg aurait pu arrêter son film après cette scène d'ouverture d'anthologie, qui restera longtemps, comme la plus stupéfiante plongée dans la guerre et la meilleure dénonciation de son horreur. La suite n'est que la prolongation, plus convenue et plus mélodramatique, de cette dénonciation. Mais il nous a embarqué à jamais.
If ever there was a film that completely depleted wartime of any glory- perceived or actual- it's 'Saving Private Ryan'. Through one of the most intense opening scenes ever produced, Spielberg wastes no times dropping his audience right into the heat of the war, on the beaches of Normandy- D-Day.The camera is ruthless, never straying from the blood stained shore, tracking behind soldiers whose arms and legs have...↓