History Trivia / SavingPrivateRyan

28th Apr '18 7:08:28 AM trumpetmarietta
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* CareerResurrection: Ted Danson. Cheers had been off the air for nearly a decade and he's been a in a number of commercial and critical flops since then. His short appearance in this film proved he could do drama every bit as well as comedy and he's worked steadily ever since.

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* CareerResurrection: Ted Danson. Cheers ''{{Series/Cheers}}'' had been off the air for nearly a decade and he's been a in a number of commercial and critical flops since then. His short appearance in this film proved he could do drama every bit as well as comedy and he's worked steadily ever since.



* DuelingMovies: This film and ''Film/TheThinRedLine''; they were pitted against each other at the Oscars and amongst war movie buffs. This was more a function of marketing than anything else -- ''The Thin Red Line'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' traditional war movie feel. (not to mention one is about the Pacific War, the other the European Theater).
* EnforcedMethodActing: The actors portraying the rest of the eponymous Ryan's platoon had to go through very realistic, difficult military training. The [[Creator/MattDamon eponymous Ryan]]...didn't. Which actually doubles this trope: Damon's exemption was planned to create resentment on the part of the rest of the cast, which mirrored their characters' feelings.

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* DuelingMovies: This film and ''Film/TheThinRedLine''; they were pitted against each other at the Oscars and amongst war movie buffs. This was more a function of marketing than anything else -- ''The Thin Red Line'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' ''Ryan''[='=]s traditional war movie feel. (not to mention one is about the Pacific War, the other the European Theater).
* EnforcedMethodActing: The actors portraying the rest of the eponymous Ryan's platoon had to go through very realistic, difficult military training. The [[Creator/MattDamon eponymous Ryan]]...Ryan]]… didn't. Which actually doubles this trope: Damon's exemption was planned to create resentment on the part of the rest of the cast, which mirrored their characters' feelings.
27th Apr '18 4:47:06 AM KJC29
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* DoingItForTheArt: Spielberg has gone on record saying he would’ve still released the movie unchanged had it gotten an NC-17 rating.
27th Apr '18 4:47:06 AM KJC29
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7th Feb '18 10:29:17 AM AmuckCricetine
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/BryanCranston is Colonel Bryce, a minor character from early in the film.
** Creator/NathanFillion is Private Ryan from Minnesota (the first, wrong one).



** Creator/MichaelMadsen was offered the role of Sgt. Horvath. He declined the role and recommended Tom Sizemore for the part.

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** Creator/MichaelMadsen was offered the role of Sgt. Horvath. He declined the role and recommended Tom Sizemore for the part. Creator/PetePostlethwaite was also offered the role.
7th Jun '17 1:36:54 PM PrincessGwen
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* CareerResurrection: Ted Danson. Cheers had been off the air for nearly a decade and he's been a in a number of commercial and critical flops since then. His short appearance in this film proved he could do drama every bit as well as comedy and he's worked steadily ever since.



** A draft of the screenplay had [[spoiler:Miller]] survive and [[spoiler: Upham]] die.

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** A draft of the screenplay had [[spoiler:Miller]] survive and [[spoiler: Upham]] [[spoiler:Upham]] die.
24th May '17 8:57:53 AM Hoffmann
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** Creator/NathanFillion is Private Ryan from Minnesota (the first, wrong one).
18th May '17 4:23:15 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.
21st Jan '17 6:30:26 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Miller's speech about what he did before the war was much longer in the original script. Tom Hanks however felt that Miller would never say that much about himself. Creator/StevenSpielberg agreed and it was shortened.

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** Miller's speech about what he did before the war was much longer in the original script. Tom Hanks Creator/TomHanks however felt that Miller would never say that much about himself. Creator/StevenSpielberg agreed and it was shortened.
14th Jan '17 8:15:16 PM Debatra
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/BryanCranston is Colonel Bryce, a minor character from early in the film.
26th Nov '16 9:27:20 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DuelingMovies: This film and ''Film/TheThinRedLine''; they were pitted against each other at the Oscars and amongst war movie buffs. This was more a function of marketing than anything else -- ''The Thin Red Line'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' traditional war movie feel. (not to mention one is the Pacific War, the other the European Theater).

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* DuelingMovies: This film and ''Film/TheThinRedLine''; they were pitted against each other at the Oscars and amongst war movie buffs. This was more a function of marketing than anything else -- ''The Thin Red Line'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' traditional war movie feel. (not to mention one is about the Pacific War, the other the European Theater).
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