Saving Private Ryan Analysis

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To be able to present the reality of war is a gift for Hollywood producers of the modern world. However, Steven Spielberg flawlessly captures war’s brutality in his film, Saving Private Ryan. This film captures World War II, D-Day, on Omaha Beach when three of the four Ryan brothers die battling the Germans. James is the only brother still alive and he was parachuted somewhere in Normandy. As a movie, the value of brotherhood is magnified, as a unit of eight men set out to find James so that their mother will still have him. In the end, Private Ryan is spared, in the midst of death of his dear friends. Spielberg portrays Saving Private Ryan in a way that intensifies World War II and leaves no room for fantasy. One way Spielberg portrays intensifies World War II is by production. A couple minutes into the film, there is intense footage of D-Day that feels realistic. When bullets and bombs come towards the soldiers, they are personal to the viewer as well because they seem close. When the soldiers are approaching the beach in boats, the camera is rocking with the water. There is a sense of interaction between the soldiers and movie watchers that takes the movie away from Hollywood and into the war. As a whole, the movie has a dark tint. The movie is rainy in several scenes, showing the dreariness of the war. It is important to know why Spielberg produced the film this way. It can be said that he wanted to involve watchers so that their head and heart would be engaged. He

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