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.
Daniel Bruce, PFC. Douglas Dickey, and countless others earned the Medal of Honor by jumping on deadly grenades and absorbing the full and complete blast of the explosion saving their fellow brothers. Notice the rank of these men; nothing states that other young junior Marines can’t do the same. Without a doubt their performance was outstanding, but I want to focus my attention on another Marine, Lcpl. Jose Francisco Jimenez.
They planned a surprise attack, hoping the ARVN and U.S. would have let their guard down. Every important city in South Vietnam was attacked, including Saigon. The fighting lasted for about a month. For the first time in history, the American people were able to witness much of the war footage on the news. The outcome was a major military victory for South Vietnam, but it was a great political victory for North Vietnam.
Shindler and Goeth. The performance by Goeth really shows what a real Nazi acted like back then. The film is also very graphic and I like that it has a beauty mixed with its gruesome side. Shindler really was a great character because he was funny, mysterious, flirtatious, but he had a darker side that he showed superficially. Gattaca was the best in terms of entertainment.
Desert Storm and Vietnam wars were portrayed in the media somewhat similar because in each one American soldiers had confidence when fighting. Both wars were on TV, journalists and reporters were portrayed as soldiers on the battle field. They were different in one aspect because Desert Storm lasted six weeks and Vietnam was over 10 years long. In Desert Storm, there was an easily identified bad guy; Vietnam was a poor mans war or blue collar war as far as I’m concerned. In both Vietnam and Desert Storm there was a lot of confidence in the American
Prowess (n.)- superior skill or ability The lieutenant’s story about his prowess in battle was admired by all the cadets. 5. Revile (v.)- to use abusive language The guards shouted at and reviled the prisoners. 6. Oracle (n.)- somebody or something considered to be a source of knowledge, wisdom, or prophecy.
The Vietnam War was a terrible war fought between the years of 1945 to 1975. Even though the war started in 1945, America did not enter the war until 1961. During 1945 World War II was nearing an end, the Japanese invaded Vietnam, kicked out the French colonial government, and seized control of Vietnam by controlling Bao Dai, the emperor of Vietnam. The history of Vietnam is filled with information, a few of those things would be: how it started, how the United States (U.S.) got involved, the different things that happened during the war, and how the war ended. On September 2, 1945, a scrawny man in a plain khaki tunic spoke before a crowd of half a million people at Ba Dinh square in Hanoi, Vietnam.
For example he was stuck in a different reality and he knew what to do and never panicked, and eventually got out because of his smarts. Crash was the best movie because the writing could be related to life very easily for certain types of people. The acting in the movie was also incredible. The class most likely agrees with me because of how real the acting was. The movie was nominated for many awards proving how great it was.
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 Great Escape” is a fantastic movie. It is an entertaining and exciting film with full action that shows bravery, courage and determination. It has a great cast and it’s beautifully made. “The Great Escape” shows a great technical description of the escape process during nearly the end of WWII and over the course of almost three hours, it allows the opportunity to set up the characters and give us a chance to get to know each one of them. And with that, we come to care about these people and desperately want the to succeed.