The film ‘Saving Private Ryan’ is a Steven Spielberg film released in 1998 which aimed to make a both shocking and effective portrayal of warfare. The film shows realistically the severities and horror of warfare. Spielberg admitted that he was ‘looking for realism the whole time’. A conventional war film aims to show fearless soldiers and frightened or brutal enemies. Spielberg wanted to show fear from both sides and highlight the terror felt by young men.
Director Edward Zwick and writer Patrick Shane Duncan snatched onto this notion and expounded on it in their movie Courage Under Fire. Through its superb acting, successful plot, structure, and filming perfection, the movie becomes a powerful and brilliant examination of the consequences of guilt and responsibility, and the meaning of absolute truth. Courage Under Fire was the first Gulf War movie to hit American theaters. It is a movie that steers clear of the typical type set of the war film genre. Movies like Platoon and Apocalypse Now took us into the heart of the savagery of war and its torment upon the individual.
There was a lot of suspense in the film. Particularly at the end of the film when they have just rescued Private Ryan and decide to stay and... ... middle of paper ... ...rivate Ryan also reminds me of a film called ‘We Where Soldiers’. This film was another war film a bought American soldiers in the Vietnam war. This film I felt was not as good as Saving Private Ryan as it was more focused around the killing and winning the war. To me this is probably the best war film I have ever seen.
The director, Steven Spielberg truly wanted to make the film and battle scenes as realistic as possible. His goal was to make the audience and critics realise the reality of how terrifying the Wars really were. He achieved this by developing emotional attachment with many American soldiers, and by the use of brilliant mise en scène. The film also broke some traditional film conventions of the war film genre by doing them. This circular movie begins at a graveyard in Normandy, France; we know this because there is an extreme close up on a French flag.
Analyze the methods used to make the opening battle sequence of ‘Saving Private Ryan’ both shocking and realistic, and say how effective you find it as an introduction to the film Steven Spielberg’s master piece Saving Private Ryan earned itself 5 academy awards, including the best director award in 1998. The all star cast starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore and Edward Burns brings to life the horror of war. Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, the story begins with World War 2’s historic D-Day invasion, then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders.
Even in some films the protagonist dies demonstrating that no one is safe in battle including the hero. To get a more accurate understanding of how Hollywood represents films it will be more fitting to see every side of the war and how their films are produced. Hollywood also gives the audience a different side of war by seeing it through the enemies’ eyes. Hollywood portrays each countries film in a similar fashion from the epic American Hollywood film of Saving Private Ryan to the virtually unknown Japanese side of the war in Letters from Iwo Jima. Even though Hollywood can never duplicate the brutalities of war these different films gives the audience a depiction of the war that was never seen before.
From the battles to the daily lives of the soldiers; Flags of our Fathers shows exactly the effects that wars have on human beings. The film successfully demystifies the story behind the photograph of the American Flag raised on Iwo Jima. It helps Americans know the story behind a world famous paragraph that circulated during World War Two. The main reason for this is because the film is based on a non-fiction book and screenwriters did what ever they could to follow the book exactly as it got written. We can assume Eastwood did his research and since the movie takes few liberties with the book, the film is one of the most accurate war movies ever made.
The Patriot Movie Review The Movie, The Patriot, was a rousing and vigorous Revolutionary War epic from the view point of a family full of revenge and strong wills. This movie began with the majority of colonists angered. This part of the movie caught my attention and intrigued me to keep watching until the last minute. I especially enjoyed the heartbreaking moments and the realistic war scenes in the movie. Although I liked those aspects of the movie, the storyline was exceptionally good as well.
He has also won a Golden Globe Award, Award for Best Film, and Award for Best Picture as well as many more. Through all of Spielberg's awards and achievements, he has managed to provide entertainment in every film. His films have changed the way people view his movies as well as others. In the movie Jurassic Park, Spielberg and his team were able to make CGI animation look real. CGI animation is computer generated imagery.
During both wars, people were so committed to winning the war, and had such a sense of self-sacrifice, our nation showed incredible unity for such a di... ... middle of paper ... ... good guy, George Bush. Things turned out like something out of a movie; the good guy wins easily, the bad guy looses with disgrace. Certainly it felt like a movie to us all, with the extensive press coverage and abundance of video captured. In this I feel we have taken war in the wrong way. War is not something to be looked at as great, or for that matter funny.