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  Saving Private Ryan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Private Jackson takes up a sniper's post in a bell tower and shoots German soldiers until he is killed when the tower is destroyed by a shell from a German tank.
Private Mellish holds a machine gun nest in the window of a house but his position is overrun by German soldiers after he runs out of ammunition.
The series was closely related to Saving Private Ryan, with a similarly mature style, a frank approach to battlefield violence, and a desaturated color scheme and cinéma vérité-style cinematography.
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 Filmtracks: Saving Private Ryan (John Williams)
Saving Private Ryan: (John Williams) It is important to distinguish the difference between a score's effectiveness in the film and how well it transfers onto the recorded medium for consumers to enjoy.
Saving Private Ryan (John Williams) John Williams, known for his sweeping orchestral pieces and hummable themes for characters and events, has retracted from his usual flare for the grand opus in Steven Spielberg's new film, Saving Private Ryan.
Saving Private Ryan is furious and relentless, as are all wars, but where there is music, it is exactly where John Williams intends for us the chance to breathe and remember.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/saving_private.html   (2883 words)

 Saving Private Ryan. A Hollywood Jesus Review.
Private Ryan represents you and me. We are lost in the midst of a grand battle between good and evil, and our Father wants to return us home (to heaven).
Ryan, he is sure to keep him safe and by his side during the battle at the end of the movie.
Saving Private Ryan is an exceptional movie that is not for the faint of heart.
www.hollywoodjesus.com /saving_private_ryan.htm   (4542 words)

 Saving Private Ryan
For me, the true power of SPR is found in the metaphor of sacrificing many to save one man. Many have questioned the verisimilitude of such a situation, of the likelihood of such a mission being assigned from on high to front-line grunts in Normandy.
Ryan ranks right up there with All Quiet on the Western Front, and the Academy is going to have a hard time picking supporting actors; they might have to add another 5 slots to the category.
Those men and tens of millions of others were saving all the Private Ryans of the world, the brothers of the other Private Ryan, the boys who hadn't been born yet, and all the children of the World.
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 DVD Verdict Review - Saving Private Ryan
As you are no doubt aware, Saving Private Ryan tells the story of a group of soldiers who, after landing on the beach at Normandy are ordered to go deep into the countryside to "rescue" a Private whose mother has just received word that her three other sons were killed in action the previous week.
For two and a half hours we are treated to witnessing the evolution of relationships and dealing with emotions as men wonder about the worth of their mission, and whether the life of one man they have never met is worth the risk they face.
Saving Private Ryan won two Oscars for Sound and Sound Effects Editing and they were well deserved.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/privateryan.php   (1549 words)

 Saving Private Ryan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In order to make sure his family is not losing all of its family members, and to spare his mother the tragedy of losing all her children, the Chief Of Staff decides to remove Private Ryan from the battlefield.
“Saving Private Ryan” is another stunning entry in Steven Spielberg’s amazing list of films, proving once again his flawless skills as a master dramaturgist and storyteller.
“Saving Private Ryan” is a masterful coming to terms with the past, and to set a lasting memorial for the brave men who gave their lives in order to give us the life we enjoy today.
www.dvdreview.com /html/saving_private_ryan.shtml   (1942 words)

 Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan continues in this mode for this powerful duo and while a masterpiece of realistic portrayal of the fate of many World War II soldiers, the score, apart from the movie, suffers to a large degree.
The score to Saving Private Ryan is above all things sobering, as the movie is. Every track pays homage to the courage of the fallen soldiers of World War II.
"SAVING PRIVATE RYAN is very beautiful score, emotionally subtler than SCHINDLER'S LIST, depending more on harmonies than thematic ideas… most of the score is very quiet, carefully depicting emotions of sorrow, glory and horror with sensitive trumpet and French horn solos.
www.tracksounds.com /reviews/savingryan.htm   (687 words)

 AudioRevolution.com DVD Review of Saving Private Ryan DTS
In Chapters 2-4 of ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ director Steven Spielberg and writer Robert Rodat do their best to faithfully replicate what it must have been like to be part of the Allied forces slogging ashore.
Their vision is so disturbingly realistic and matter-of-fact that it seems about he only thing they could do to make the experience more visceral is to find a way to actually put viewers in immediate fear for their lives.
Ryan (Matt Damon), so that his grieving mother, who has already lost three sons within a week, will not be left entirely bereft.
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 Saving Private Ryan
As the old Ryan stands before the grave of Hanks, he asks his wife if he was a good man. His wife told him he was.
There is a scene just after the landing where his prayer for strength as he aims his rifle is intercut with a priest on the beach praying over a dying soldier.
I used the last 7 minutes of Saving Private Ryan as a clip to speak about the lack of Glory in War and to help us move into the topic of Allegiance to God vs Allegiance to Country.
www.textweek.com /movies/saving_private_ryan.htm   (311 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Saving Private Ryan [1998]: DVD: Tom Hanks,Tom Sizemore,Edward Burns,Barry Pepper,Adam Goldberg,Vin ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
On the DVD: Saving Private Ryan on disc comes in a good-quality anamorphic 1.85:1 transfer with a suitably dynamic Dolby Digital 5.1 sound mix in which bullets fly all around your living room.
Watch-out for the heartbreaking moment when Ryan's mother back at the family farm, is paid a visit by a military vehicle, all seems fine until a priest gets out the car and she loses her strength; absolutely tragic scene.
Saving Private Ryan is as close as we - the lucky generation - will get to witnessing WWII.
www.amazon.co.uk /Saving-Private-Ryan-Tom-Hanks/dp/B00004Y3NM   (2293 words)

 Saving Private Ryan - movie review by Mark Leeper - Eclectica Magazine v2n5
Eight men are risking their lives in highly dangerous territory to save the life of one private who is being sent home in what may be only a public relations gesture.
The survivors of the squad are chosen for the Ryan mission and with some trepidation they go off to find the private.
Ryan just folds up and sits on the floor of her porch when she knows she is about to be given bad news.
www.eclectica.org /v2n5/leeper_saving_ryan.html   (1069 words)

 Story Analysis - Dramatica.Com
Saving Private Ryan, screenplay (principally) by Robert Rodat, directed by Steven Spielberg, is an epic WWII film without a Dramatica grand argument story.
Three enlisted Ryan boys are dead within days of each other--as some consolation the youngest son is to return home.
Saving Private Ryan pummels us with images of brutality, God, and the American Flag--and as such, without Dramatica's four perspectives necessary to give the story a context that will resonate--it delivers a message mixed up almost beyond all recognition.
www.dramatica.com /story/film_reviews/reviews/SavingPvtRyan.html   (622 words)

 Saving Private Ryan
A fourth brother, Private James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), is believed to be alive, and the US Army Chief of Staff decides that this fourth Ryan will come back home safely...but first, he needs to be found.
Ryan, other than the fact that it showed the hellishness of war (although I wish it could've impacted people watching more (I don't understand the reason for clapping when German soldiers who surrendered are shot)) never totally sets a clear question and therefore never answers one.
Ryan himself doesn't even react that strongly to the news that his brothers are dead.
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 Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan is one of the most brilliant pieces of film ever created.
With Private Ryan the object is to put you in a place no sane person would choose to go.
A powerful and impressive milestone in the realistic depiction of combat, Saving Private Ryan is as much an experience we live through as a film we watch on screen.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/saving_private_ryan   (1003 words)

 Esquire:Feature Story:And the Leni Riefenstahl Award for Rabid Nationalism Goes to. . .   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
But in light of the platoon of Oscars that Ryan's likely to take marching home this month—which its technical wizards and splendid cast deserve—last summer's binge could use a bucket of cold water, and this media-savvy smart-ass had his doubts from the get-go.
Ryan bets the farm on its opening Omaha Beach sequence—instantly famous as the most harrowing portrait of battle in movie history.
Ryan is actually more reverential of authority, and less tolerant of dissent, than the average Wayne (or war) film—discomfitingly so, since its dulce et decorum est therapy for our soft epoch is explicitly divorced from merely utilitarian justifications.
www.esquire.com /features/articles/1999/990301_mfe_ryan01.html   (2007 words)

 Saving Private Ryan
All reports so far indicate that Saving Private Ryan is the most accurate war movie so far, at least in terms of this type of warfare.
In Ryan, a sappy last few minutes drains the some of the potency out of the movie.
But then, as had happened in Ryan several times before, the tears were forced back into my head by the melodrama.
www.reviewsontheside.com /reviews/saving_private_ryan.html   (1241 words)

 Salon Entertainment | Total war
Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" brings hell to a theater near you.
After "Saving Private Ryan," the myth of World War II will never be the same.
"Saving Private Ryan" is a very good film, not a great one, but it will forever change the way people imagine the most important event in 20th century history.
www.salon.com /ent/movies/reviews/1998/07/cov_24review.html   (838 words)

 IGN: Saving Private Ryan Review
Saving Private Ryan is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen only.
For the theatrical release, the sound design for Saving Private Ryan was as important as the visuals.
Saving Private Ryan comes in two versions, one in Dolby 5.1 Digital, the other in DTS.
dvd.ign.com /articles/037/037084p1.html   (830 words)

 Ambrose on Saving Private Ryan
When noted WW II historian Stephen Ambrose saw the final screening of Saving Private Ryan, he asked the projectionist to stop the film after the opening sequence on Omaha Beach.
In Private Ryan, you have to lean forward to hear what they're saying - and you lose a lot of it.
For more on the story of D-Day and Saving Private Ryan, there is an outstanding web site by Encyclopedia Britannica, Imagining D-Day: The history behind Saving Private Ryan.
www.historyinfilm.com /ryan/real.htm   (2231 words)

 DreamWorks' Saving Private Ryan DVD press release
An unforgettable film achievement, Saving Private Ryan, a DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures co-production, received wide acclaim from audiences nationwide during its theatrical release and throughout the world.
After becoming the highest-box-office grossing film last year, Saving Private Ryan went on to shatter rental records with the strongest revenue generating debut in rental history.
"Saving Private Ryan is a film that people want to own and have in their collection," said Kelley Avery, head of DreamWorks Worldwide home Video and Retail Entertainment.
www.thedigitalbits.com /articles/ryanpress.html   (543 words)

 Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan is set during the D-Day invasion, when Captain Joe Miller, a Ranger, leads a team of soldiers deep into German territory to save Private Ryan.
Paramount is putting a teaser for Saving Private Ryan on all prints of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple II, coming out April 10th.
Ryan (Amanda Boxer) is going to get the news that three of her four sons were killed simultaneously.
www.angelfire.com /nv/savingryan/index.html   (2425 words)

 Bright Lights Film Journal | Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan, paradoxically, is obsessed with flesh, not character.
Ryan is less a war film than an action movie, set during WWII but resorting to the same narrative tricks and primitive humor of the genre.
But Best Director…; Saving Private Ryan is nothing but a demonstration of cinematographic skills in a totally inappropriate context.
www.brightlightsfilm.com /27/savingprivateryan.html   (1071 words)

 David Conner review of Saving Private Ryan
Perhaps it is the plot, which seems to use the gruesome savagery of the battlefield to camouflage several of what MAD Magazine might call "incredible Hollywood coincidences"—little dramatic conveniences that when added together seem slightly less than, well, realistic.
Though for Ryan this type of self-scrutiny is rooted in a wartime incident, there is something in his experience that transcends war, something that is universally human, something that urges all of us in our old age (if not sooner) to wonder what we have done that is genuinely meaningful or worthwhile.
For Ryan this self-critical element is tied unseverably to his memory of comrades who are now dead—but actually, this connection between persons who have died and a sense of moral imperative is not unique to soldiers.
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 USATODAY.com - Some stations shelved 'Private Ryan' amid FCC fears   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Ryan aired with little controversy in 2001 and 2002, but station owners are unnerved that airing it Thursday could bring federal punishment.
Broadcasters are more cautious since federal regulators fined CBS stations $550,000 after Janet Jackson bared her breast during the Super Bowl halftime show in February.
Randy Sharp of the American Family Association, said in a posting at www.afa.net that Ryan's language — the f-word is used at least 20 times — is not suitable for children watching at 8 p.m.
www.usatoday.com /life/television/news/2004-11-11-private-ryan_x.htm   (462 words)

 Amazon.com: Saving Private Ryan: DVD: Tom Hanks,Tom Sizemore,Edward Burns,Barry Pepper,Adam Goldberg,Vin ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Saving Private Ryan touches us deeper than Schindler because it succinctly links the past with how we should feel today.
She goes outside to meet the visitors, tenses as she sees military brass and a chaplain step from the cars, then crumples wordlessly to the worn boards of her front porch as she tries to take in the news: all her boys have been killed, except for one: Private Ryan.
Saving Private Ryan is the film Spielberg HAD to make.
www.amazon.com /Saving-Private-Ryan-Steven-Spielberg/dp/B00001ZWUS   (3297 words)

 Amazon.ca: Saving Private Ryan: DVD: Steven Spielberg,Edward Burns,Bryan Cranston,Matt Damon,Ted Danson,Dennis ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Saving Private Ryan is one of the Best Movies I've ever seen in my life.
The story follows Captain John H. Miller and his team, including a sniper, a medic, an Arab, a surly private, and an acceptable Vin Diesel, to rescue James F. Ryan, a private in a paratrooper squad whose three brothers have been killed in action.
Saving Private Ryan is very worthwhile, and any war movie buff in his right mind would praise it as innovative and a revival of the genre.
www.amazon.ca /Saving-Private-Ryan-Steven-Spielberg/dp/B0001NBLVI   (2069 words)

 Movies For Busy People:Saving Private Ryan
Three brothers of the Ryan family from Iowa have already been killed in the war, and the fourth, Private James Ryan, is somewhere behind enemy lines.
As they make their way deeper into German held territory they ponder whether their or the others' lives are worth the risks being taken to find and save Private Ryan, a soldier they don't even know.
Of course, we already knew Ryan would survive since he is at the beginning of the movie and flashbacks to the story.
members.tripod.com /ideaguy/ryan.htm   (300 words)

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