The films being assessed in the essay that both represent the events of the Normandy Landings are The Longest day a film released in 1962 and Saving Private Ryan a film released in 1998. T...
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...ents the perspectives of the war from both sides. It also is more accurate in telling the story in its entirety of the events that happened on D-Day. Saving Private Ryan only focuses only on a small number of American soldiers in the war and fails to present the entire story prior or after the Normandy Landings.
Despite representing the story of the D-Day invasion more accurately, the Longest Day lacks the more realistic nature of the effects war than Saving Private Ryan achieves (number of casualties, blood etc.). Saving Private Ryan shows soldiers who have lost body parts and that are covered in blood screaming in pain. The film also is more accurate in showing the number of Allied casualties on Normandy Beach. The Longest Day attempts to glorify the Allies in the film and doesn’t demonstration the accurate number of soldiers lying dead on the beach.
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