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Saving Private Ryan

Author: Steven SpielbergRobert RodatIan BryceMark GordonGary LevinsohnAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Special limited edView all editions and formats
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Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
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Genre/Form: Drama
War films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Videos (DVD)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Spielberg; Robert Rodat; Ian Bryce; Mark Gordon; Gary Levinsohn; Tom Hanks; Edward Burns; Tom Sizemore; Jeremy Davies; Vin Diesel; Adam Goldberg; Barry Pepper; Giovanni Ribisi; Matt Damon; Ted Danson; Harve Presnell; Paul Giamatti; John Williams; Janusz Kamiński; Dreamworks Pictures.; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Amblin Entertainment (Firm); Mutual Film Company.; DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0783233531 9780783233536 0783235402 9780783235400
OCLC Number: 42778823
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Credits: Director of photography, Janusz Kaminski ; film editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams ; production designer, Tom Sanders ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; co-producers, Bonnie Curtis, Allison Lyon Segan.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Matt Damon, Dennis Farina, Ted Danson, Harve Presnell, Bryan Cranston, David Wohl, Nathan Fillion, Paul Giamatti, Ryan Hurst, Maximilian Martini, Leland Orser.
Awards: Academy Awards, 1998: Best Cinematography (Janusz Kaminski); Best Directing (Steven Spielberg); Best Film Editing (Michael Kahn); Best Sound (Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Ronald Judkins); Best Sound Effects Editing (Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns).
Golden Globe Awards, 1999: Best Motion Picture - Drama (Ian Bryce); Best Director - Motion Picture (Steven Spielberg).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 49 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; 5.1 digital surround, 2.0 Dolby surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Contents: Special features: Exclusive message from Steven Spielberg --
Saving Private Ryan: "Into the breach" (25 min.) --
2 theatrical trailers --
Production notes --
Cast and filmmakers' bios.
Other Titles: Saving Private Ryan (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment production, in association with Mutual Film Company ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; written by Robert Rodat ; produced by Steven Spielberg & Ian Bryce ; produced by Mark Gordon & Gary Levinsohn.

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Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

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Death in movies...what better way to analyze it than to watch a war movie?

by dustindle (WorldCat user published 2009-03-04) Excellent Permalink

In our research of how death is portrayed in movies, this movie came up due to its genre of war.  While many deaths are in the movie, we focused on the aspect of how the death of the general (played by Tom Hanks) was considered okay, as he had finished his mission and led a fulfilling life. ...
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