He is one of only a handful of people to have a war named after himself, he has the Blackhawk helicopter which is one of the most powerful weapons in the US arsenal today, he even has his name in a 2001 Josh Hartnett Blockbuster film “Black Hawk Down”. The 2009 Stanley cup winning NHL Chicago Blackhawks have his face as a logo and is indirectly named after him, the original owner and founder Fredric McLaughlin named the team after his WWI battalion the “Black Hawk Battalion” which was named after Chief Black Hawk. Left with a legacy in which he isn’t talked about in the history books except under a negative light which is wrong for what he did was what was best for his people and you cannot fault a leader for doing so but he was one of the most influential Native Americans of all
Summary “SEALs are masters of strategy, professional marksmen with rifles, artists with machine guns, and, if necessary, pretty handy with knives.”(Marcus Luttrell) The Lone Survivor is an action packed adventurous tale of the tragedy of operation Redwing. In late June 2005 four Navy SEALs went into the mountains of a Pakistani border to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Within twenty four hours of the mission only one was still alive the others fell in battle against the Taliban fighting to the death. This is the story of Marcus Luttrell and his eyewitness account of the tragedy of Operation Redwing. Marcus begins his tale of how he became a Navy SEAL and what they go through to become one.
Ayatollah Khomeini one of the 20th century's most ruthless leaders. As a 70-year-old grandfather, Khomeini pulled off one of the most daring revolutions in history and served a crushing blow to America. Osama bin Laden was the cause for 911 and many other Terrorist attacks. When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, Osama joined the Afghan resistance, believing it was his duty as a Muslim to fight the occupation. Last but not least he was shot in the leg, sentenced to death, escaped twice from prison, led a successful one-day revolution, and became the leader of his country mostly while still in college.
Captain Miller is given the order to go behind enemy lines in search of a Private James Ryan. Private Ryan's three brothers have all been killed in the opening days of the war, and the government is determined to bring at least one Ryan boy home. The movie follows to the environments and situations presented in WWII very closely. The sounds, guns, and locations used in the movie are historically accurate. Spielberg took extreme care in making sure that the movie was as historically correct as possible in regards to situations and locations.
Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg, was filmed in 1998. The time period of this movie is during World War II. Saving Private Ryan is one of the most famous war movies to date because of its accurate and realistic battles and actor performances. The very beginning sets the tone of the movie by starting with a very graphic and gruesome battle while you follow John Miller and his men trying to successfully achieve their goal. Throughout the movie you follow John Miller, Tom Hanks, as him and his men are to find the last brother of the Ryan family.
When Tony Sopranos first showed up on American TV in January, 1999 he ushered in a new era in dramatic television programming – the era of the anti-hero. Long gone are the days of the straight-and-narrow protagonists, the all around good guys who protect the weak, follow the law, and are basically the picture perfect model of a human being. Nowadays, the most critically acclaimed dramas offer audience with leading characters ranging from a Machiavellian politician in Frank Underwood to a serial killer who kills other serial killers in Dexter Morgan. But to find the evolutionary apex of this genre, look no further than Breaking Bad’s Walter White. Unlike most other so-called anti-heroes on TV, Walter White didn’t start out bad.
A) “Saving Private Ryan”, directed by Steven Spielberg, is an Oscar award winning film set during the invasion of Normandy in World War 2. The film focuses on a group of soldiers searching for a soldier named James Francis Ryan, Ryan had four other brothers who fault alongside him in the war, unfortunately all three were killed in battle. This is why the film is called Saving “Private Ryan”, because six Rangers are ordered to find Private Ryan and send him home. Steven Spielberg does a spectacular job directing this film just like he does for many others films. Spielberg has been for nine Oscars and has won three of them .
The OJ Simpson Trial Rhonda Edmundson Buena Vista On June 12, 1994 OJ Simpson, the famous football player, actor and hero to some, on that very day his life took a drastic turn for the worse. The hero that we all knew was being accused of a very serious crime, a double homicide. According to Crime Library, “It became the most publicized case in US history. It was the longest trial ever held in California, costing over $20 million to fight and defend.” Nine months long, no eyewitnesses, no murder weapon, the prosecution was confident that they would convict based on DNA evidence. Most believed that OJ did commit these horrendous crimes but in the end OJ Simpson was acquitted of the double homicide.
Saving Private Ryan opens with a 30-minute war scene that is without a doubt one of the finest half-hours ever on film. This sequence, a soldier's-eye view of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, is amazing not only in terms of technique but in the depth of viewer reaction it uses. Spielberg doenst hold anything back to the viewer of the horrors of battle, using every way he can to show the chaos and lives that were lost. After fighting in the battle of Omaha beach D-Day, veteran Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) is sent on a WWII rescue mission, he is supposed to find paratrooper Private James Ryan (Matt Damon) and bring him home . Ryan's three brothers have all been killed in action and the Army wants him returned to his family.
Revelations of the Last Man Standing The novel I read, Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, is the story of Operation Redwing in Afghanistan back in 2005. Luttrell not only tells the heartbreaking story of the deaths of his SEAL team, but also describes what it means to be a Navy SEAL. The motto of the United States Navy that Luttrell introduces early on is a basic characteristic brought out in not only him throughout the novel, but also in all of the fallen heroes he describes: “Honor, Courage, Commitment” (Luttrell 88). Though this particular operation may not have gone according to plan, the experiences Luttrell does have is eye-opening and changes his life forever. I think one of the biggest revelations Luttrell has in his experiences is when he realizes the people of Sabray have vowed to take care of him.