History Film / SavingPrivateRyan

18th May '17 4:23:01 PM dlchen145
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The D-Day invasion scene was shot in Ireland (precisely Ballinesker Beach, Curracloe, Wexford). Also, most of the town scenes (Neville-au-Plain and Ramelle) were shot on a single (and quite small) set in Hatfield, England. The same zone was also used in ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', but the set was 10 times bigger.
14th Apr '17 2:32:45 PM maxwellsilver
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* AmericaWonWorldWarII: The focus is entirely on the American troops. The one time the British are mentioned, when a rescue mission to save Ryan is established at the beach, it is mostly in derogatory terms. JustifiedTrope, in the sense that the soldiers of the Allied nations weren't mixed together willy-nilly. All the forces landing on Omaha Beach were American, and the nations of the Allies remained segregated as they pushed inland, with the Americans on the west flank and the British on the east.

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* AmericaWonWorldWarII: The focus is entirely on the American troops. The one time the British are mentioned, when a rescue mission to save Ryan is established at the beach, it is mostly in derogatory terms. JustifiedTrope, in the sense that the soldiers of the Allied nations weren't mixed together willy-nilly. All the forces landing on Omaha Beach were American, and the nations of the Allies remained segregated as they pushed inland, with the Americans on the west flank and the British on the east. That said, the 2nd and 5th Ranger Battalions were landed by the Royal Navy, but due to authentic and replica American LCM and LCVP landing craft more readily procurable than British [=LCAs=], it was decided to depict the US Navy landing the 2nd and 5th Battalions.



** 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]].

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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]].down. No points for guessing [[BoomHeadshot what happens next]].
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.
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