History YMMV / SavingPrivateRyan

4th Mar '17 1:47:12 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FandomRivalry: With ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' fans, due to the perceived AwardSnub at the Oscars. Spielberg won Best Director, but ''Shakespeare In Love'' won Best Film.



* FandomRivalry: With ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' fans, due to the perceived AwardSnub at the Oscars. Spielberg won Best Director, but ''Shakespeare In Love'' won Best Film.
2nd Mar '17 10:31:26 AM mlsmithca
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* SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome: Considered by many to be a cinematic masterpiece.
21st Jan '17 6:29:33 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Narm}}: Played with, if that's possible with this trope. The scene with the wrong Private Ryan, played by Nathan Fillion, can come across as accidentally hilarious since [[ItWasHisSled everyone knows]] that Creator/MattDamon is the Ryan they're looking for. So with that foreknowledge the scenes can come across as funny in a CrossesTheLineTwice sort of way. But at the end of the scene, Fillion's Ryan is still worried about his brothers and realises he won't be going back home. His line "I wrote them a letter just yesterday" eliminates any humour the scene may have had.

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* {{Narm}}: Played with, if that's possible with this trope. The scene with the wrong Private Ryan, played by Nathan Fillion, Creator/NathanFillion, can come across as accidentally hilarious since [[ItWasHisSled everyone knows]] that Creator/MattDamon is the Ryan they're looking for. So with that foreknowledge the scenes can come across as funny in a CrossesTheLineTwice sort of way. But at the end of the scene, Fillion's Ryan is still worried about his brothers and realises he won't be going back home. His line "I wrote them a letter just yesterday" eliminates any humour the scene may have had.
15th Jan '17 9:29:30 AM Mdumas43073
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* AwardSnub: One of the most famous in the history of the Academy. The film lost the Best Picture UsefulNotes/AcademyAward to ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' due to the Weinsteins heavily lobbying their movie. ''Saving Private Ryan'' is the film people remember more these days.

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* AwardSnub: One of the most famous in the history of the Academy. The film lost the Best Picture UsefulNotes/AcademyAward to ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' due to the Weinsteins heavily lobbying for their movie. Nonetheless, ''Saving Private Ryan'' is the film people remember more these days.
9th Jan '17 10:10:21 PM karategal
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** Jeremy Davies (Cpl. Upham) is Daniel Faraday in Series/{{Lost}}.

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** Jeremy Davies (Cpl. Upham) is Daniel Faraday in Series/{{Lost}}.''Series/{{Lost}}''.
9th Jan '17 10:09:43 PM karategal
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* JerkassWoobie: Mellish is a dick throughout the film but then you realise he's Jewish, and there's also an early scene where he's handed a Hitler youth knife. He tries to joke about it but bursts into tears. Reiben as well, since he only wants to desert the mission [[spoiler: after being forced to watch two comrades die slowly and painfully]].

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* JerkassWoobie: Mellish is a dick throughout the film but then you realise he's Jewish, and there's also an early scene where he's handed a Hitler youth Youth knife. He tries to joke about it but bursts into tears. Reiben as well, since he only wants to desert the mission [[spoiler: after being forced to watch two comrades die slowly and painfully]].



* {{Narm}}: Played with, if that's possible with this trope. The scene with the wrong Private Ryan, played by Nathan Fillion, can come across as accidentally hilarious since [[ItWasHisSled everyone knows]] that Creator/MattDamon is the Ryan they're looking for. So with that foreknowledge the scenes can come across as funny in a CrossesTheLineTwice sort of way. But at the end of the scene Fillion's Ryan is still worried about his brothers and realises he won't be going back home. His line "I wrote them a letter just yesterday" eliminates any humour the scene may have had.

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* {{Narm}}: Played with, if that's possible with this trope. The scene with the wrong Private Ryan, played by Nathan Fillion, can come across as accidentally hilarious since [[ItWasHisSled everyone knows]] that Creator/MattDamon is the Ryan they're looking for. So with that foreknowledge the scenes can come across as funny in a CrossesTheLineTwice sort of way. But at the end of the scene scene, Fillion's Ryan is still worried about his brothers and realises he won't be going back home. His line "I wrote them a letter just yesterday" eliminates any humour the scene may have had.



** Creator/NathanFillion as Private James ''Frederick'' Ryan from Minnesota

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** Creator/NathanFillion as Private James ''Frederick'' Ryan from MinnesotaMinnesota.
9th Jan '17 10:07:42 PM karategal
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** Creator/NathanFilion as Private James ''Frederick'' Ryan from Minnesota

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** Creator/NathanFilion Creator/NathanFillion as Private James ''Frederick'' Ryan from Minnesota
16th Oct '16 2:27:24 AM Morgenthaler
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** A lot of the younger actors, especially Creator/MattDamon and VinDiesel, were not yet megastars at the time this movie came out. Damon had won an Oscar (albeit for Best Screenplay in ''Film/GoodWillHunting''), but it may yet have been a flash in the pan. Creator/StevenSpielberg is rightfully credited as helping jump-starting Diesel's career, writing the role specifically for him after seeing Diesel in his acclaimed short film.

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** A lot of the younger actors, especially Creator/MattDamon and VinDiesel, Creator/VinDiesel, were not yet megastars at the time this movie came out. Damon had won an Oscar (albeit for Best Screenplay in ''Film/GoodWillHunting''), but it may yet have been a flash in the pan. Creator/StevenSpielberg is rightfully credited as helping jump-starting Diesel's career, writing the role specifically for him after seeing Diesel in his acclaimed short film.
15th Oct '16 10:38:23 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Narm}}: Played with, if that's possible with this trope. The scene with the wrong Private Ryan, played by Nathan Fillion, can come across as accidentally hilarious since [[ItWasHisSled everyone knows]] that Matt Damon is the Ryan they're looking for. So with that foreknowledge the scenes can come across as funny in a CrossesTheLineTwice sort of way. But at the end of the scene Fillion's Ryan is still worried about his brothers and realises he won't be going back home. His line "I wrote them a letter just yesterday" eliminates any humour the scene may have had.
* RetroactiveRecognition: A lot of the younger actors, especially Creator/MattDamon and VinDiesel, were not yet megastars at the time this movie came out. Matt Damon had won an Oscar (albeit for Best Screenplay in ''Film/GoodWillHunting''), but it may yet have been a flash in the pan. Spielberg is rightfully credited as helping jump-starting Diesel's career, writing the role specifically for him after seeing Diesel in his acclaimed short film.

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* {{Narm}}: Played with, if that's possible with this trope. The scene with the wrong Private Ryan, played by Nathan Fillion, can come across as accidentally hilarious since [[ItWasHisSled everyone knows]] that Matt Damon Creator/MattDamon is the Ryan they're looking for. So with that foreknowledge the scenes can come across as funny in a CrossesTheLineTwice sort of way. But at the end of the scene Fillion's Ryan is still worried about his brothers and realises he won't be going back home. His line "I wrote them a letter just yesterday" eliminates any humour the scene may have had.
* RetroactiveRecognition: RetroactiveRecognition:
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A lot of the younger actors, especially Creator/MattDamon and VinDiesel, were not yet megastars at the time this movie came out. Matt Damon had won an Oscar (albeit for Best Screenplay in ''Film/GoodWillHunting''), but it may yet have been a flash in the pan. Spielberg Creator/StevenSpielberg is rightfully credited as helping jump-starting Diesel's career, writing the role specifically for him after seeing Diesel in his acclaimed short film.



** [[Series/{{Firefly}} Nathan Filion]] as Private James ''Frederick'' Ryan from Minnesota
** Paul Giamatti and Bryan Cranston also have small roles and went on to become acclaimed actors.

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** [[Series/{{Firefly}} Nathan Filion]] Creator/NathanFilion as Private James ''Frederick'' Ryan from Minnesota
** Paul Giamatti Creator/PaulGiamatti and Bryan Cranston Creator/BryanCranston also have small roles and went on to become acclaimed actors.
29th Jul '16 7:56:03 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: [[spoiler: Upham's actions while Mellish is being killed]]. It sparks numerous debates among fans. Mostly because it becomes an argument of "What would YOU do?" It's easy to say what you would do in that situation, and the internet (and real life, for that matter) are chock full of people who will disagree with you, whatever your claim may be.

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: [[spoiler: Upham's actions while Mellish is being killed]]. It sparks numerous debates among fans. Mostly because it becomes an argument of "What would YOU do?" It's easy to say what you would do in that situation, and the internet (and real life, for that matter) are chock full of people who will disagree with you, whatever your claim may be.
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