Saving Private Ryan (1998)


Private Reiben: I got a bad feeling about this one.
Captain Miller: When was the last time you felt good about anything?

Saving Private Ryan earned director Steven Spielberg his second Academy Award for Best Director (his first being for Schindler’s List) and if you’ve seen the movie, you know that honour is incredibly deserved.

The Nerdwriter’s Video Essay On Saving Private Ryan

The YouTube channel The Nerdwriter is one of my favourite video essayists on the ‘Tube and he recently created a video entitled “Saving Private Ryan: How Spielberg Constructs A Battle Scene.” In the video, Evan dissects the famous Omaha Beach scene and I highly recommend checking it out for all you film buffs.

Starring: Tom Hanks and Captain Miller, Tom Sizemore as Sgt. Horvath, Vin Diesel as Private Caparzo, Edward Burns as Private Reiben and the beautiful Matt Damon as Private Ryan, dir. Steven Spielberg.

gif source: orbo-cinemagraphs
Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski (Schindler’s List, War Horse, Bridge of Spies)


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