“Saving Private Ryan”: The cruel war reappears, and the realistic human touch

Play as American Captain Miller and Private Ryan. In “Saving Private Ryan”, Spielberg tried to make the battlefield scene highlight the bloody and cruel artillery fire, so compared with most movies, the performance of the film’s battle does not depend on the big scene.

In 1998, the famous American director Steven Spielberg directed and served as the producer of the American war film “Saving Private Ryan”, which became a phenomenal film of the year. The famous movie star Tom Hanks played the role of Captain Miller of the US Army. , Matt Damon plays Private Ryan. The film won the American Film Critics Association Award and the 1999 American Golden Globe Awards for Best Story and Best Director for its excellent lens language and theme connotation; and won the 1998 Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Photography. , Best Video Editing, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects and other five awards.

Matt Damon

This film tells that during World War II, four brothers from an American family were on the front lines. Three of them were killed on the battlefield, and the fourth one named Ryan was unclear. The U.S. military couldn’t bear to send the fourth notice of death to their elderly mother, so they sent an 8-person special operations team to various battlefields to find soldier Ryan, and wanted to take him home alive to give his mother the last A little consolation. After many hardships, Ryan was finally found and saved his life, while the members of the special operations team died for the country one after another. The whole play interprets the story through Ryan’s unbearable flashback when he mourned the martyrs in his later years, which has a strong and shocking artistic appeal.

In “Saving Private Ryan”, Spielberg tried to make the battlefield scene highlight the bloody and cruel artillery fire, so compared with most movies, the performance of the film’s battle does not depend on the big scene. Spielberg refuses to use the traditional method of shooting war films, he believes that this kind of grand opening does not express the horror of war. Instead, he uses a hand-held shooting method for documentary films. Focusing on photography skills, artistic environment and special effects, it shows the texture of the battlefield expansion and portrays the profound connotation of soldiers fighting fiercely in the war and saving humanity.

In the movie, Spielberg used a large number of close-up shots to capture the misery, pain and heroism of people in the war, giving the movie a multi-angle, multi-faceted, detailed and rich expression. The landing ship fired bullets, artillery shells roared, and soldiers were shot. It can be seen that this movie is not limited to the macroscopic battles that flow on the surface, but gives typical character details, instantaneous blood blur and bullet headshots. With a shocking visual impact, the sophisticated use of lens language has excellent control over the rhythm and mood of the movie.

While Spielberg reproduced the cruelty of war, he also dig deeper into the story. This cruelty is not only reflected in the vision, but also penetrates into the subtle psychological description and detailed representation. Spielberg hopes that the audience will see the real war and understand its consequences. From the lens art, the audience will have a fear of death and aversion to war.

What this movie tries to convey is that war can only be stopped by the sacrifice of human beings, and it is a must to admit the fear of war. The director vividly shows the character of the characters in the film, which becomes more and more in the course of the war. The more fierce and cruel, more and more people’s personalities gradually become three-dimensional and multi-faceted in the war, making people’s situation and destiny more dramatic and shocking.

Throughout this movie, “Saving Private Ryan” is a very good war movie. The film has magnificent sound effects, thrilling plot and unique narration. As one of the most realistic war films of the year, the movie has realistic photography. And exquisite post-editing, allowing viewers to get an immersive experience in the fierce conflict and deep thinking about war and humanity. It can be said that this is one of the war-themed movies shot by Spielberg enough to load. Classic works of movie history.