Saving Private Ryan

Captain John Miller gets a heavy task. Together with a detachment of eight Miller must go behind enemy lines in search of private James Ryan, three siblings which almost simultaneously was lost on the battlefields. Command decided to demobilize Ryan and send him home to the grieving mother. But in order to find and rescue the soldier, the tiny squad will have to go through all the circles of hell...

  • Steven Spielberg

Release Date: 1998-07-24
IMDb icon 8.6/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | French | German | Czech
  • Budget: $70,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $482,349,603
Merola Narcho
23 May 2009 | 12:31

"Saving private Ryan" Steven Spielberg — this classic canvas captured on the theme of miroiterie. The first moment of the film — immediately the shot misses, HE's practically the main character: flutter by the wind, the stars and stripes of the American flag. Heard the first chords of pathetic music — the audience with the beginning set up for serious conversation the protection of democratic values. Arlington cemetery, the camera mournfully reveals symmetrical rows of graves of Americans who fell victim to fascism. The viewer is horrified, and he wants to cry, but with that he needs perfectly aware that these sacrifices were given in the name of great things: to always the sun was shining, and in a cardboard bucket never ended with popcorn. Practically the American dream in action.

Then follows the famous landing in Normandy on Omaha beach. From the chatter of machine guns and explosions from the viewer lays in the ears. On the screen there is complete chaos: one of the commanders are trying to shout over the explosions, screaming bullets, some soldiers fall, others rise, to then again to fall under the queue... turn Again, a new explosion... Camera first-person narration heartbeat, squirt something viscous fall in lens — shock of a person, in front of which the grenade exploded. 20 minutes of pure drive, not have to this analogue in military movie. 20 minutes flawlessly directed by Spielberg, shot by Janusz Kaminsky, and then mounted Michael Kahn and shows the true magnificence of the Hollywood approach to shooting the battle scenes. In these moments I want to throw in all doubts about the historical veracity of what is happening on the screen. In these points the viewer wakes up bashful, almost primitive awe of the scope of the ongoing bacchanalia: with one hand on the screen, people die, but another — joy almost goiter't breathe quite right. However, if we lived in its world's fair, on the moment of capture by the allies of the German pillboxes on the silver screen had to freeze freeze-frame, then before the stunned audience left myself Spielberg, solemnly pressed every spectator's hand and thanks for view the new film. And all — no wandering in the darkness of the platoon, no killer dialogues, no Ryan — happy but the audience would run home a lot of fresh impressions, not completely questionable ispohablennoy further action. Alas, our world is far from this perfection.

One of the main problems Hollywood movies are competing seriously their most pathetic and pretentious paintings — is the transfer of modern screenwriter and Director, established standards to describe them. the historical era. No, I believe the story of 8 man, a wise American command sent to the search for the sole survivor of an unhappy mother, so all his brothers died on the battlefield. But believe only in several conditions: on the yard — our day, for window — Iraq, private Ryan belongs to a group of people, which the US is now the"sacred cow" for political correctness (African American, Latinos, worst — a homosexual), and all of America is once again preparing for a presidential elections. But at the time described it looks like another American legend. On the front line there is complete collapse, scattered after landing sea on the air part of roam Normandy in his, the command is not yet clear who out of these groups survived, and who — not quite, the sole purpose of staff — collect all the troops in one fist. But here — Ryan, thank you for not John Smith. And the total area for search — all 62 American division. As in the tale "Go there, do not know where to find the haystack, but it the needle". Americans want to believe that the concept of their own civic duty and moral code of the builders of democracy remain intact even in conditions of complete chaos. Let believe — not the worst of the American fairy tales.

The worst thing that from this point on Spielberg starts very skillfully to destroy all good impression, which is so expertly created in the audience with my opening scene. In Omaha — bullets, explosions, invisible hands, blood, death, dirt — childish, cruel and terrible face of war. However, it is on the horizon loom the order of the rescue of Ryan, he nature of war Spielberg changed dramatically, she returned in something puppet, cardboard, unnatural... the Whole movie will be marked the same gusty directing methane: from the politically correct patent pictures — back to the reality, then back again. In addition to the scene of the landing, on a realistic display of events can claim only the episode with a German sniper Yes final massacre. Everything else — the purest American metastore. Lengthy and boring journey through the fields, forests and villages under a convenience leitmotif: "Say, You not Ryan see? — sorry!" Similar anecdote.

The characters turned out as flat as a recently slezshie with military propaganda posters. Sitting at the fire, cardboard dolls start arguing about who of them don't want to die. The conversations generally no tears to listen. At the time all these get-togethers have a fire or conversations, trying in vain to arouse sympathy for the characters, I would like to ask the Director: "Steven, what's with all this"?

You know this: the film, which is filled only with the realism of a military massacre as he would not been removed or what do not grab the Oscar. Academics — naughty guys 60 years they have already developed their own stringent standards. Willy-nilly, but I Director to insulate the images of "cannon fodder", in order to cause in the final audience tear — in the end, Cameron turned and what I worse? All just falls into place: the excessive duration of the picture (in the opinion of the Academy, a three-hour tape — this is the first sign crafted and deep movie), and these seemingly unnecessary melodramatic inserts (the Academy loves when soldiers openly show fear of war, the Putin this is the deep anti-war message), the questionable from historical military point of view, moral dilemmas in relation to German prisoners of war... it's too much. According to ultimately, "Saving private Ryan" — this is just a rough draft of genius in any sense of the film, which never sees the light, because its creators were too concerned with other, more Mercantile interests.

Returning to the film, it should be noted that usually mistakenly attributed to the genre of "Military drama". On actually, it is a spectacular, impressive shot, but still a military Thriller. Dramatic it;component too overproduced and filled with flowing literally of the ears pathos. As a spectacular movie, it certainly deserves the highest ratings. But the dramatic potential of the picture are too small for her it was possible to seriously compare with a tragic military films of the Soviet years: "the Ballad about the soldier" chuhraja, "They fought for Home" a novel, "Chronicle of diving bomber"... Spielberg Film is just brilliant from Hollywood varnishing, lush and beautiful wrapper, inside which become insanely bored and lonely from situation of emptiness.

Issy Sil
08 July 2009 | 11:49

My opinion — the best movie about Second World war. At least there no really a clear plot, and a fairly flat sense, the film is not spoil. Any bit. Here is shown the true side of war — blood, dismemberment, cruelty, fear, pain, and other horrors of war. Well, not forget about the film the events that took place in Northern France in 1944, specifically — operation overlord.

As mentioned earlier, there a normal military story. "Smooth track" on where are our soldiers (a detachment of the several people). The words "smooth" and"track" can be explained after landing on shore his capture, the order came: "Saving private Ryan", and our detachment under the captain goes to save this very Ryan, or rather to find, and to send home. According to go your way the squad is sent the adventure, but with the road so not turns. But most importantly, the people here is turned on the surprise alive, from each has its own feature and character (especially in the captain). That say 100% managed and action drama.

10 of 10

Leandra Wojcik
12 April 2014 | 02:35

This film has been around me computer, but see it rather not was so as sure the entire film is impregnated imposed and sucked out the finger of American patriotism, a view that America is almost not single-handedly won the Second World than me a scare. And you know what? I do not saw. Of course, the emphasis is placed on the heroism and valor of American soldiers, but do not see anything strange when you consider that Us and removed on real events, describing not the US contribution in victory at the war, Channel operation and it in part.

The plot is very simple and naive, but it emphasis has not been done, it is just the springboard, the ability to show the final collision of the American military from the Germans with one particular hand, the eyes of captain Milner and his squad.

So the squad is sent to the search for private Ryan which, in view of previous events decided to be demobilized and sent home. He had to be somewhere nearby, but the situation was such as neither expected.

All this was leading the viewer to the final battle, which was the climax of the film. So realistic and incredible fight scenes before me to see ever. All are so thoughtful and convincingly that trying to capture the look every detail, every detail, so nothing is miss. Directing is just gorgeous. It is not the first war film of Stephen and we had to make sure that in this genre it all 100% you can achieve that he actually makes. What is not a film on military subjects — a masterpiece. The cinematography is good, especially in the combat scenes, creating the effect of the presence of potrazivanje camera at the time of the shots and explosions of grenades, complementing the whole situation realism. May periodically jerk the camera is not too difficult, but still.

Actors with their work managed to perfectly. Need emotions in the throughout the film, perhaps, all that need of them a convincing game, it is we saw.

In General, the film is excellent, the most realistic war film of those I saw carrying meaning about the essence of war or the evil nature that causes people to kill each other and so on. All simple but same time, brilliant, especially the statement on which has been emphasised. I think the desired effect on the viewer, the filmmakers have managed to produce.

The film may be called another masterpiece from Spielberg.

What would out there who did not say:

Of 9 10

How much has Saving Private Ryan made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $482,349,603.
How much did it cost to make Saving Private Ryan?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $70,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Saving Private Ryan?
This tv-show was directed by Steven Spielberg.
What is the genre of Saving Private Ryan?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, War, Best Action Movies, Best War Movies, Best Drama Movies, Best History Movies.
Who starred in Saving Private Ryan?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg.
What is Saving Private Ryan IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.6.
When was Saving Private Ryan released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1998-07-24.