Randall Hansen Comm. Artists W-1 Critic Review: Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan may be just one of the most amazing action-drama films I have ever seen. It provides beautiful cinematography, great perspective, and terrific acting, lead by none other than Tom Hanks. I love the reality of the action in the movie and how I really felt the emotion of everything happening around the group of soldiers that we are focused on. Like all movies there is a focus, and the group of soldiers, mainly Tom Hanks’ character, are whose footsteps we follow through throughout the movie.
In the attack nearly half the regiment was killed, wounded or captured. In Glory, this speech is given the night before they move in on Fort Wagner. I have grown very fond of this speech because this “speech” isn’t formal at all, in fact, the “speech” is more of a giant prayer where multiple people speak. Jarre portrays this speech in a way that moves many people. I believe that Jarre’s speech moves people because this movie is based off a true story.
Pool served in the military from 1 to 2 years stationed in Vihn Long,South Vietnam. With his passion and talent he recieved 4 metals and became an E-4 (specialist Four). These specialist ranks were created to reward personnel with higher degrees of experience and technical knowledge. As intelligent and outstanding as he was, Pool Larry earned everything he got and sure did diserve it. When Pool was young, airplanes
(direct quote they use throughout the entire movie from multiple characters). As the “world” ends, we begin to realize, all of what history has written is true, and humans are entirely at fault. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat our father’s mistakes. I have taken quite an interest in this movie and its sociological and cultural aspects. Southland Tales tell the tale of how the world will end, maybe not as drastic as shown in the feature, but the tragic events of the human race, and our doings onto this
In 1999, Tom Hanks was arguably as big as any movie star had ever been. He was coming off of Oscar-wins for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, plus Apollo 13 (nominated for nine Oscars) and Saving Private Ryan (nominated again for Best Actor). Following in the footsteps of great actors like Daniel Day Lewis, Hanks chose a character with a crippling physical affliction for his next role in an Oscar contender. Unlike any character other than Beavis and Butthead in that episode where they forgot how to pee, that physical affliction was painful urination. Well there's your problem right
Restrepo The documentary Restrepo portrayed war life in the most vivid way. Blood and Gory didn’t need to be shown for viewers to understand the hardships that come with being a soldier. Restrepo, showed the real emotion behind war, and situations that make average life seem like a piece of cake. Soldiers step out knowing the risks and the consequences, but step out with pride to fight for their country. With firefights, life and death situations, and the mourning of their fellow soldiers, Restrepo showed that when it comes to war, even when we win, everyone still loses.
Anchors and reporters quickly became trusted, household names because the public turned to them every night for the day's information about the war. Walter Cronkite was even referred to as the "most trusted man in America" throughout the war ( Hallin, 1986, p.106). Even though the American viewers thought the images they were viewing were accurate accounts of the Vietnam War, they were actually watching, were edited thirty-minute versions of an extremely complex war. The most damaging statement came from the "most trusted man in America", Walter Cronkite. In a CBS special, Cronkite concluded, "To say that we are closer to victory today is to believe, in the face of the evidence, the optimists who have been wrong in the past, to say we are mired in a bloody stalemate seems the only realistic, yet unsatisfactory conclusion" ( Hallin, 1986, p.170) This did not help increase the support for our troops in Vietnam.
The Heroes When the subject of war and US troops rises to the surface, people have plenty to say about it. The most trending view however is that the troops are heroes; the view is that citizens should have the upmost respect and gratitude for all they do, and it is easy to see why. The public always hears about the valiant acts these young warriors have selflessly committed, or the tragic death tolls and incidents that have cost one of the soldiers their lives, or the actions these noble fighters have accomplished. Society has always been taught to praise and honor these combatants in camo. America has days to pay respect these gallant heroes; all that the public is taught is that they lay their life down every day for our freedom and that we must have nothing but admiration towards them.
“It is the story of arguably the greatest World Series ever played and deals with many watershed moments in and out of the game.” (www.timwendel.org/blog) King, Kennedy, and the Power of Words was a short story about Robert Kennedy giving an amazing speech after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Most of Kennedy’s campaign were hesitate of Kennedy going through with his speech. Kennedy spoke from the heart, he had notes given by his secretary, but his words were “spoken with conviction and from the heart.” I personally have read and watched Robert Kennedy’s speech that night and you can feel the pain in his voice, Kennedy was being completely sincere in his words. The cause and effect in this short essay is mind-blowing and very ironic. Not only did Kennedy hold that crowd together that night and saved them from being destructive, but later in time he himself was also assassinated.