History Film / SavingPrivateRyan

1st Feb '17 8:16:35 PM bt8257
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* {{Adorkable}}: Upham, with his clumsiness, intellect, and inexperience, is charming yet klutzy throughout most of the film. [[spoiler:He's less charming after his reluctance to fight allows someone else in the squad to be killed.]]

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* {{Adorkable}}: Upham, with his clumsiness, intellect, and inexperience, is charming yet klutzy throughout most of the film. [[spoiler:He's less charming after his reluctance to fight allows someone else in the squad Mellish to be killed.fatally stabbed by a German.]]



** In what appears to be a subversion, another scene in the sequence has a soldier's helmet getting hit with a bullet. However, being a glancing hit, the bullet bounces off the helmet. Then the poor fool takes off his helmet to look at the mark left by the bullet, [[TooDumbToLive without putting his head down]]. No points for guessing what happens next.

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** In what appears to be a subversion, another scene in the sequence has a soldier's helmet getting hit with a bullet. However, being a glancing hit, the bullet bounces off the helmet. Then the poor fool takes off his helmet to look at the mark left by the bullet, [[TooDumbToLive without putting his head down]]. No points for guessing [[BoomHeadshot what happens next.next]].
30th Jan '17 11:02:37 PM TheD3rp
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** The sniper on the church tower in the final battle would not have worked in real life. German Army (and pretty much everyone elses, for that matter) battle doctrine at the time would have dictated the shelling of the tower from afar due to the fact that it can be used as for sniping and reconnaissance. Except this is also from a time period when the German Army was literally running out of weaponry and they don't have the tanks needed to carry out such a task.

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** The sniper on the church tower in the final battle would not have worked in real life. German Army (and pretty much everyone elses, for that matter) battle doctrine at the time would have dictated the shelling of the tower from afar due to the fact that it can be used as for sniping and reconnaissance. Except this is also from a time period when the German Army was literally running out of weaponry and they don't have the tanks needed to carry out such a task.
17th Jan '17 8:29:54 AM Mdumas43073
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The film's setting is UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, beginning with D-Day -- namely, Omaha Beach, where "hell's doors were open" and the Allied soldiers faced the first waves of Nazi resistance. There, a company of the U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion headed by Capt. John Miller (Hanks) slowly penetrates the German defenses leading to a breakout from the beach.

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The film's setting is UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, beginning with D-Day -- namely, Omaha Beach, where "hell's doors were open" and the Allied soldiers faced the first waves of Nazi resistance. There, a company of the U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion headed by Capt. John Miller (Hanks) slowly penetrates the German defenses leading to a breakout from the beach.
17th Jan '17 8:28:43 AM Mdumas43073
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The film's setting is UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, beginning with D-Day -- namely, Omaha Beach, where "hell's doors were open" and the Allied soldiers faced the first waves of Nazi resistance. There, U.S. Army Capt. John Miller (Hanks) and his company from the 2nd Ranger Battalion slowly penetrate the German defenses leading to a breakout from the beach.

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The film's setting is UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, beginning with D-Day -- namely, Omaha Beach, where "hell's doors were open" and the Allied soldiers faced the first waves of Nazi resistance. There, a company of the U.S. Army Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion headed by Capt. John Miller (Hanks) and his company from the 2nd Ranger Battalion slowly penetrate penetrates the German defenses leading to a breakout from the beach.
17th Jan '17 8:26:59 AM Mdumas43073
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The film's setting is UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, beginning with D-Day -- namely, Omaha Beach, where "hell's doors were open" and the Allied soldiers faced the first waves of Nazi resistance. There, Capt. Miller (Hanks) and his company slowly penetrate the German defenses leading to a breakout from the beach.

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The film's setting is UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, beginning with D-Day -- namely, Omaha Beach, where "hell's doors were open" and the Allied soldiers faced the first waves of Nazi resistance. There, U.S. Army Capt. John Miller (Hanks) and his company from the 2nd Ranger Battalion slowly penetrate the German defenses leading to a breakout from the beach.
16th Jan '17 10:31:10 AM contrafanxxx
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* FinalBattle: The Battle at Ramelle at the end of the movie is a major one.
15th Jan '17 9:52:09 AM Mdumas43073
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The film earned near-univeral praise from audiences and critics alike; it was the highest-grossing domestic film of 1998 (second-highest-grossing worldwide), and received eleven nominations in that year's {{Academy Award}}s (winning five). A notable fact was that Spielberg won for Best Director, but the film itself lost Best Picture (to ''ShakespeareInLove''), one of the rare such occurrences in Oscars history.

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The film earned near-univeral praise from audiences and critics alike; it was the highest-grossing domestic film of 1998 (second-highest-grossing worldwide), and received eleven nominations in that year's {{Academy Award}}s (winning five). A notable fact was that Spielberg won for Best Director, but the film itself lost Best Picture (to ''ShakespeareInLove''), one of the rare such occurrences in Oscars Oscar history.
15th Jan '17 9:51:36 AM Mdumas43073
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The film earned near-univeral praise from audiences and critics alike; it was the highest-grossing domestic film of 1998 (second-highest-grossing worldwide), and received eleven nominations in that year's {{Academy Award}}s (winning five). A notable fact was that Spielberg won the award for Best Director, but the film itself lost Best Picture (to ''ShakespeareInLove''), one of the rare such occurrences in Oscars history.

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The film earned near-univeral praise from audiences and critics alike; it was the highest-grossing domestic film of 1998 (second-highest-grossing worldwide), and received eleven nominations in that year's {{Academy Award}}s (winning five). A notable fact was that Spielberg won the award for Best Director, but the film itself lost Best Picture (to ''ShakespeareInLove''), one of the rare such occurrences in Oscars history.
15th Jan '17 9:50:57 AM Mdumas43073
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The film earned near-univeral praise from audiences and critics alike; it was the highest-grossing domestic film of 1998 (second-highest-grossing worldwide), and received eleven nominations in that year's {{Academy Award}}s (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 near-univeral praise from audiences and critics alike; it was the highest-grossing domestic film of 1998 (second-highest-grossing worldwide), and received eleven nominations in that year's {{Academy Award}}s (winning five). A notable fact was that Creator/StevenSpielberg Spielberg won the award for Best Director, but the film itself lost to ''ShakespeareInLove'', making ''Ryan'' Best Picture (to ''ShakespeareInLove''), one of the few films rare such occurrences in the modern history of the Awards to do so.
Oscars history.
15th Jan '17 9:49:17 AM Mdumas43073
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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, 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.

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** ''Ryan'' is one of the very rare R-rated aversions. Out of respect to veterans and in the wake of the film's immense popularity and impact, broadcast and cable 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.
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