History Film / SavingPrivateRyan

28th May '16 11:04:18 PM Beats1218
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The film earned the praise of audiences and critics alike; it was the highest-grossing domestic film of 1998 (second-highest-grossing worldwide), and it received eleven nominations in that year's Academy Awards (winning five). A notable fact was that Creator/StevenSpielberg won the award for Best Director, but the film itself lost to ''ShakespeareInLove'', making ''Ryan'' one of the few films in the modern history of the Awards to do so.

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The film earned the univeral praise of audiences and critics alike; it was the highest-grossing domestic film of 1998 (second-highest-grossing worldwide), and it received eleven nominations in that year's Academy Awards (winning five). A notable fact was that Creator/StevenSpielberg won the award for Best Director, but the film itself lost to ''ShakespeareInLove'', making ''Ryan'' one of the few films in the modern history of the Awards to do so.



** ''Ryan'' is one of the very rare R-rated aversions. Out of respect to veterans in wake of the film's immense popularity and impact, broadcast and cable networks leave the movie untouched and air it in its original state (sometimes with commercial breaks, sometimes not, but if there are breaks, the first one never happens until after the end of the Omaha Beach sequence). The film is always rated TV-MA, and has a disclaimer every time it comes from break, to account for this.

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** ''Ryan'' is one of the very rare R-rated aversions. Out of respect to veterans in wake of the film's immense popularity and impact, broadcast and cable networks networks, particularly ABC, A&E, AMC, and Spike, leave the movie untouched and air it in its original state (sometimes with commercial breaks, sometimes not, but if there are breaks, the first one never happens until after the end of the Omaha Beach sequence). The film is always rated TV-MA, and has a disclaimer every time it comes from break, which is pretty reasonable to account for this.
19th May '16 11:17:35 PM SCE2AUX
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* TooDumbToLive: That one soldier on Omaha Beach just ''has'' to take off his helmet right away to see the damage from a bullet on it. On the battlefield. With bullets flying every which way. Without ducking down first. [[BoomHeadshot You can see where this is going.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: That one soldier on Omaha Beach just ''has'' to take off his helmet right away to see the damage from a bullet on it. On the battlefield. With bullets flying every which way. Without ducking down first. [[BoomHeadshot You can see where this is going.]]]] Of course, considering what his mental state must have been at the time, it's completely understandable.
27th Apr '16 7:56:19 PM TheHestinator
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It gets a fairly hard 9, due to horrific imagery like a soldier with his intestines partially hanging out, another one with his face missing, blood oozing out of open wounds on bare skin, some soldiers partially exploding when hit by high-caliber ammunition, etc. Too much carnage to list here.
13th Apr '16 1:39:01 PM Boggs
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* EverybodyHasStandards: The German soldier who kills [[spoiler: Mellish]] finds [[spoiler: Upham]] cowering and sobbing on the staircase outside the doorway. The German finds the sight so pitiful he doesn't even bother to kill [[spoiler: Upham]] and instead simply walks past him.

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* EverybodyHasStandards: The German soldier who kills [[spoiler: Mellish]] finds [[spoiler: Upham]] cowering and sobbing on the staircase outside the doorway. The German finds the sight so pitiful [[NotWorthKilling he doesn't even bother to kill kill]] [[spoiler: Upham]] and instead simply walks past him.



* HonorBeforeReason: Discussed, as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army George C. Marshall talk about whether risking the lives of more men to save just one [[LastOfHisKind even if all his brothers have been killed]] is the 'right' thing to do. Shortly therefore, the soldiers who are sent to rescue Ryan discuss the whole situation themselves.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Discussed, as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army George C. Marshall Marshall's and his subordinates talk about whether risking the lives of more men to save just one [[LastOfHisKind even if all his brothers have been killed]] is the 'right' thing to do. Shortly therefore, thereafter, the soldiers who are sent to rescue Ryan discuss examine the whole situation themselves.
13th Apr '16 1:35:26 PM Boggs
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* EverybodyHasStandards: [[spoiler: The German soldier who kills Mellish finds Upham cowering and sobbing on the staircase outside the doorway. The German finds the sight so pitiful he doesn't even bother to kill Upham and instead simply walks past him.]]

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* EverybodyHasStandards: [[spoiler: The German soldier who kills Mellish [[spoiler: Mellish]] finds Upham [[spoiler: Upham]] cowering and sobbing on the staircase outside the doorway. The German finds the sight so pitiful he doesn't even bother to kill Upham [[spoiler: Upham]] and instead simply walks past him.]]


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* HonorBeforeReason: Discussed, as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army George C. Marshall talk about whether risking the lives of more men to save just one [[LastOfHisKind even if all his brothers have been killed]] is the 'right' thing to do. Shortly therefore, the soldiers who are sent to rescue Ryan discuss the whole situation themselves.
13th Apr '16 1:28:39 PM Boggs
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* EverybodyHasStandards: [[spoiler: The German soldier who kills Mellish finds Upham cowering and sobbing on the staircase outside the doorway. The German finds the sight so pitiful he doesn't even bother to kill Upham and instead simply walks past him.]]



* EverybodyHasStandards: [[spoiler: The German soldier who kills Mellish finds Upham cowering and sobbing on the staircase outside the doorway. The German finds the sight so pitiful he doesn't even bother to kill Upham and instead simply walks past him.]]
6th Apr '16 9:18:16 AM Boggs
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* EverybodyHasStandards: [[spoiler: The German soldier who kills Mellish finds Upham cowering and sobbing on the staircase outside the doorway. The German finds the sight so pitiful he doesn't even bother to kill Upham and instead simply walks past him.]]
30th Mar '16 5:47:08 PM k410ren
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* YouShallNotPass: The FinalBattle is making sure that Germans don't cross Ramelle's bridge.
13th Mar '16 4:29:58 PM Evighet
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* MercyKill: Played straight with Wade, inverted with the burning Germans on D-Day ("Don't shoot! Let 'em burn!").

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* MercyKill: Played straight with Wade, inverted Inverted with the burning Germans on D-Day ("Don't shoot! Let 'em burn!").
9th Mar '16 5:39:08 AM thatmadork
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* MadeOfPlasticine: Although the carnage is realistic.

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* MadeOfPlasticine: Although [[RealityIsUnrealistic The film generally depicts very accurately the carnage effects of modern weaponry on the poor people on the business end of them, particularly explosives and high-calibre ballistics]]. A 20mm autocannon meant for shooting down aircraft outright [[OffWithHisHead decapitates]] one man and grotesquely maims two other ones. Soldiers are shown losing limbs due to mortar shells, and one poor sod is realistic.[[PinkMist effectively vaporized]] when the StickyBomb he's holding explodes prematurely.
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