The Longest Day Analysis

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Respond to “The Longest Day” The Longest Day is a film form 1962 that based on Cornelius Ryan’s book The Longest Day. The film shows us all the events that happened in Normandy on June 6, 1944. The decision on making the combined Allied invasion of Europe was strategically wise, and it was not an easy call to make due to severe weather at that time. The German Army was caught off guard and in a relaxation period where they taught that they were having to win the war. The French Resistance was an important part of the Invasion because they eliminate the communication on the German side; for instance, the cutting of the telegraph wires and the blowing of ammunition trains were the events that made it possible. The dummy parachute, the three-simultaneous attacks, the volume of the army, and the overconfidence from the Germans made the…show more content…
Of course, the audience could identify the events and the timing of each of them to make the Invasion a triumph. Nevertheless, the film failed in trying to tell a story and give the audience a connection with the characters on it. Some pieces of the story were scarce in a way that it was confusing for the audience to follow what was really going on with them. Also, the lack of a protagonist made the film to lack from a focal point. Lastly, the audience would have liked to see Adolf Hitler since he was the most important character from the German army. The use of this character would have had a greater impact and give the film a strong feeling of authority. In conclusion, the film was a great tool to explain what happened in the Longest Day, but it failed to give the audience an entertaining film. The film can work as a tool to study history and to show the struggles and horrific events of the war. Although this may be true, the audience would forget about the film in a couple of days due to the lack of feelings and emotions that

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