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Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
is a 1998 American epic war film directed by Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
and written by Robert Rodat. Set during the Invasion of Normandy
Normandy
in World War II, the film is notable for its graphic portrayal of war, and for the intensity of its opening 27 minutes, which includes a depiction of the Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach
assault during the Normandy
Normandy
landings. It follows United States Army Rangers
United States Army Rangers
Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) and a squad (Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, and Jeremy Davies) as they search for a paratrooper, Private First Class James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), who is the last-surviving brother of four servicemen. The film received widespread critical acclaim, winning several awards for film, cast, and crew, as well as earning significant returns at the box office. The film grossed $216.8 million domestically, making it the highest-grossing film of 1998 in the United States, and $481.8 million worldwide, making it the second-highest-grossing film of 1998 worldwide. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture; Spielberg's direction won his second Academy Award for Best Director, with four more awards going to the film. Saving Private Ryan was released on home video in May 1999, earning another $44 million from sales. In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."[2]

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production

3.1 Development 3.2 Pre-production 3.3 Filming 3.4 Portrayal of history

4 Reception

4.1 Box office 4.2 Critical response 4.3 Awards 4.4 Television broadcasts 4.5 Home video

5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

Plot[edit] An elderly veteran visits the Normandy
Normandy
American Cemetery and Memorial with his family. Upon seeing one particular grave, he falls to his knees overcome with emotion. The scene then shifts to the morning of June 6, 1944, as American soldiers land on Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach
as part of the Normandy
Normandy
Invasion. They suffer heavy losses in assaulting German defensive positions of artillery and machine guns raining down intense fire on the American forces. Captain John H. Miller of the 2nd Ranger Battalion assembles a group to penetrate the German defenses, leading to a breakout from the beach. Elsewhere on the beach, a dead soldier lies face-down in the bloody surf; his pack is stenciled Ryan, S. In Washington, D.C., at the U.S. War Department, General George Marshall learns that three of the four brothers of the Ryan family were killed in action and that the fourth son, James, has been parachuted somewhere over Normandy
Normandy
but is currently unable to be located. He is also informed that their mother will receive all three telegrams notifying her of her three sons' deaths on the same day. After reading Abraham Lincoln's Bixby letter
Bixby letter
aloud for his staff, he orders that James Ryan be found and returned home immediately. Three days after D-Day, Miller receives orders to find Ryan and bring him back from the front. He assembles six men from his company—T/Sgt. Mike Horvath, Privates First Class Richard Reiben and Adrian Caparzo, Privates Stanley Mellish and Danny Jackson, medic Irwin Wade—plus T/5 Timothy Upham, a cartographer and interpreter borrowed from another unit. They move out to Neuville, where they meet a squad from the 101st Airborne Division, where Caparzo is killed by a German sniper, quickly taken out by Jackson. They locate a Private James Ryan but quickly learn he is not their man. They eventually encounter a friend of James Ryan, who tells them that he is defending an important bridge in the town of Ramelle. On the way to Ramelle, Miller decides to neutralize a German machine gun position at a derelict radar station, despite his men's misgivings; Wade is killed in the skirmish. Miller, at Upham's urging, declines to execute a surviving German soldier (nicknamed "Steamboat Willie") and sets him free on the condition that he surrender to the first Allied unit he encounters. Losing confidence in Miller's leadership, Reiben declares his intention to desert, prompting a confrontation with Horvath, which Miller defuses by disclosing his civilian background as a teacher, about which his men had set up a betting pool. Reiben reluctantly decides to stay. Outside Ramelle, Miller and the squad encounters a German half-track with troops and ambush them together with three paratroopers, one of whom is Ryan. In the town, Miller's squad find a small group of paratroopers preparing to defend the key bridge, and where Miller tells Ryan about his brothers and their orders to bring him home, with two of his men having been lost in finding him. He is distressed at the loss of his brothers, but asks Miller to tell his mother that he intends to stay "with the only brothers [he has] left." Miller decides to join his unit with the paratroopers in defense of the bridge against the imminent German attack. Miller forms ambush positions throughout the ruined town, preparing to attack arriving tanks and infantry with mines, Molotov cocktails, detonation cords and "sticky bombs" made from socks filled with Composition B
Composition B
smeared with thick grease. Elements of the 2nd SS Panzer
Panzer
Division arrive with infantry and armor, comprising two Tiger I
Tiger I
tanks and two Marder tank destroyers/light assault guns. Although they managed to inflict heavy casualties on the Germans, including destroying one Tiger tank and both Marders, most of the paratroopers, along with Jackson, Mellish and Horvath are killed, while Upham avoids fighting due to his jittery nerves and hides himself from his German foes. Miller attempts to blow up the bridge, but is shot and mortally wounded by Steamboat Willie, who had somehow rejoined the Germans. In confusion and supposed desperation after suffering intense German fire, Miller crawls to the middle of the bridge and attempts to open fire on the oncoming German tank and accompanying troops with his pistol. Just before the last Tiger tank reaches the bridge, an American P-51 Mustang flies overhead and destroys the tank, followed by American armored units which rout the remaining Germans. Witnessing Miller's shooting, Upham leaps out from his hiding and confronts Steamboat Willie and his group as they attempt to retreat. Steamboat Willie raises his hands in surrender and smiles, believing that Upham will accept because of their earlier encounter. Instead, Upham kills him, but lets the other Germans flee. Reiben and Ryan are with Miller as he dies and utters his last words, "James...earn this. Earn it." The elderly veteran is revealed to be Ryan and the grave he is standing at is Miller’s. Ryan expresses his appreciation for what Miller and the others did for him. He then asks his wife if he is a "good man" worthy of their sacrifices, to which she tells him he is. Ryan comes to attention and salutes Miller's grave. Cast[edit]

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
as Captain Miller Tom Sizemore
Tom Sizemore
as Sergeant Horvath Edward Burns
Edward Burns
as Private Reiben Barry Pepper
Barry Pepper
as Private Jackson Adam Goldberg
Adam Goldberg
as Private Mellish Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel
as Private Caparzo Giovanni Ribisi
Giovanni Ribisi
as T-4 Medic Wade Jeremy Davies
Jeremy Davies
as Corporal Upham Matt Damon
Matt Damon
as Private Ryan Ted Danson
Ted Danson
as Captain Hamill Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
as Sergeant Hill Dennis Farina
Dennis Farina
as Lieutenant Colonel Anderson Joerg Stadler as Steamboat Willie Max Martini
Max Martini
as Corporal Henderson Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion
as Minnesota Ryan Leland Orser as Lieutenant DeWindt Ryan Hurst
Ryan Hurst
as Paratrooper
Paratrooper
Mandelsohn Harve Presnell as General Marshall Dale Dye
Dale Dye
as War Department Colonel Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
as War Department Colonel Harrison Young as Ryan as Old Man Kathleen Byron
Kathleen Byron
as Old Mrs. Ryan

Production[edit] Development[edit] In 1994, Robert Rodat wrote the script for the film. Rodat's script was submitted to producer Mark Gordon, who liked it and in turn passed it along to Spielberg to direct. The film is loosely based on the World War II
World War II
life stories of the Niland brothers. A shooting date was set for June 27, 1997.[3] Pre-production[edit] In casting the film Spielberg sought to create a cast that "looked" the part, stating in an interview, "You know, the people in World War II actually looked different than people look today", adding to this end that he cast partly based on wanting the cast "to match the faces I saw on the newsreels." [4] Before filming began, several of the film's stars, including Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, Giovanni Ribisi, and Tom Hanks, endured ten days of "boot camp" training led by Marine veteran Dale Dye
Dale Dye
and Warriors, Inc., a California-based company that specializes in training actors for realistic military portrayals.[5] Matt Damon
Matt Damon
was intentionally not brought into the camp, to make the rest of the group feel resentment towards the character.[6] Spielberg had stated that his main intention in forcing the actors to go through the boot camp was not to learn the proper techniques but rather "because I wanted them to respect what it was like to be a soldier."[4] The film's second scene is a 20+ minute sequence recounting the landing on the beaches of Normandy. Spielberg chose to include this particularly violent sequence in order "to bring the audience onto the stage with me" specifically noting that he did not want the "audience to be spectators" but rather he wanted to "demand them to be participants with those kids who had never seen combat before in real life, and get to the top of Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach
together."[4] Spielberg had already demonstrated his interest in World War II
World War II
themes with the films 1941, Empire of the Sun, Schindler's List, and the Indiana Jones series. Spielberg later co-produced the World War II themed television miniseries Band of Brothers and its counterpart The Pacific with Tom Hanks. When asked about this by American Cinematographer, Spielberg said, "I think that World War II
World War II
is the most significant event of the last 100 years; the fate of the baby boomers and even Generation X
Generation X
was linked to the outcome. Beyond that, I've just always been interested in World War II. My earliest films, which I made when I was about 14 years old, were combat pictures that were set both on the ground and in the air. For years now, I've been looking for the right World War II
World War II
story to shoot, and when Robert Rodat wrote Saving Private Ryan, I found it."[7] Filming[edit]

The opening and closing scenes of the film are set in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.

Spielberg wanted an almost exact replica of the Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach
landscape for the movie, including similar sand and a bluff similar to the one where German forces were stationed and a near match was found in Ireland. The D-Day scenes were shot in Ballinesker Beach, Curracloe Strand, Ballinesker, just east of Curracloe, County Wexford, Ireland.[8][9][10] Hanks recalled to Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
that although he realized it was a movie, the experience still hit him hard, stating, "The first day of shooting the D-Day sequences, I was in the back of the landing craft, and that ramp went down and I saw the first 1-2-3-4 rows of guys just getting blown to bits. In my head, of course, I knew it was special effects, but I still wasn't prepared for how tactile it was."[11] Filming began June 27, 1997, and lasted for two months.[12][13][14] Some shooting was done in Normandy, for the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
in Colleville-sur-Mer
Colleville-sur-Mer
and Calvados. Other scenes were filmed in England, such as a former British Aerospace
British Aerospace
factory in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, Thame
Thame
Park, Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
and Wiltshire. Production was due to also take place in Seaham, County Durham, but government restrictions disallowed this.[15] Portrayal of history[edit] Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
has received critical acclaim for its realistic portrayal of World War II
World War II
combat. In particular, the sequence depicting the Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach
landings was named the "best battle scene of all time" by Empire magazine and was ranked number one on TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest Movie Moments".[16] The scene cost US$12 million and involved up to 1,500 extras, some of whom were members of the Irish Reserve Defence Forces. Members of local reenactment groups such as the Second Battle Group were cast as extras to play German soldiers.[17] In addition, twenty to thirty actual amputees were used to portray American soldiers maimed during the landing.[18] Spielberg did not storyboard the sequence, as he wanted spontaneous reactions and for "the action to inspire me as to where to put the camera".[19]

Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
was noted for its recreation of the Omaha Beach landings.

The historical representation of Charlie Company's actions, led by its commander, Captain Ralph E. Goranson, was well maintained in the opening sequence. The sequence and details of the events are very close to the historical record, including the sea sickness experienced by many of the soldiers as the landing craft moved toward the shoreline, significant casualties among the men as they disembarked from the boats, and difficulty linking up with adjacent units on the shore. The distinctive signature "ping" of the US soldiers' M1 Garand
M1 Garand
rifles ejecting their ammunition clips is heard throughout the battle sequence. The contextual details of the Company's actions were well maintained, for instance, the correct code names for the sector Charlie Company assaulted, and adjacent sectors, were used. Included in the cinematic depiction of the landing was a follow-on mission of clearing a bunker and trench system at the top of the cliffs which was not part of the original mission objectives for Charlie Company, but which they did undertake after the assault on the beach.[20] The landing craft used included twelve actual World War II
World War II
examples, 10 LCVPs and 2 LCMs, standing in for the British LCAs that the Ranger Companies rode in to the beach during Operation Overlord.[20][21] The filmmakers used underwater cameras to better depict soldiers being hit by bullets in the water. Forty barrels of fake blood were used to simulate the effect of blood in the seawater.[18] This degree of realism was more difficult to achieve when depicting World War II German armored vehicles, as few examples survive in operating condition. The Tiger I
Tiger I
tanks in the film were copies built on the chassis of old, but functional, Soviet T-34
T-34
tanks.[22] The two vehicles described in the film as Panzers were meant to portray Marder III tank destroyers. One was created for the film using the chassis of a Czech-built Panzer
Panzer
38(t) tank[23] similar to the construction of the original Marder III; the other was a cosmetically modified Swedish SAV m/43 assault gun, which also used the 38(t) chassis.[24] There are, however, historical inaccuracies in the film's depiction of the Normandy
Normandy
campaign. At the time of the mission, American forces from the two American beach areas, Utah and Omaha, had not yet linked up.[25] In reality, a Ranger team operating out of the Omaha beach area would have had to move through the heavily enemy-occupied city of Carentan, or swim or boat across the estuary linking Carentan
Carentan
to the channel, or transfer by boat to the Utah landing area. On the other hand, US forces moving out of Utah would have had direct and much shorter routes, relatively unencumbered by enemy positions, and were already in contact with some teams from both US airborne divisions landed in the area.[26] The Utah beach landings, however, were relatively uncontested, with assault units landing on largely unoccupied beaches and experiencing far less action than the landings at Omaha.[27] The filmmakers chose to begin the narrative with a depiction of the more dramatic story of Omaha, despite the strategic inaccuracy of an impossible mission that could easily have been pursued from the other beach area. In addition, one of the most notable of the operational flaws is the depiction of the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich
2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich
as the adversary during the fictional Battle of Ramelle. The 2nd SS was not engaged in Normandy until July, and then at Caen against the British and Canadians, 100 miles east.[28] Furthermore, the Merderet River
Merderet River
bridges were not an objective of the 101st Airborne Division
101st Airborne Division
but of the 82nd Airborne Division, part of Mission
Mission
Boston.[29] Much has also been said about various "tactical errors" made by both the German and American forces in the film's climactic battle. Spielberg responded, saying that in many scenes he opted to replace sound military tactics and strict historical accuracy for dramatic effect.[30] Some other technical errors were also made, often censored, including the mistaken reversed orientation of the beach barriers; the tripod obstructions with a mine at the apex. To achieve a tone and quality that was true to the story as well as reflected the period in which it is set, Spielberg once again collaborated with cinematographer Janusz Kamiński, saying, "Early on, we both knew that we did not want this to look like a Technicolor extravaganza about World War II, but more like color newsreel footage from the 1940s, which is very desaturated and low-tech." Kamiński had the protective coating stripped from the camera lenses, making them closer to those used in the 1940s. He explains that "without the protective coating, the light goes in and starts bouncing around, which makes it slightly more diffused and a bit softer without being out of focus." The cinematographer completed the overall effect by putting the negative through bleach bypass, a process that reduces brightness and color saturation. The shutter timing was set to 90 or 45 degrees for many of the battle sequences, as opposed to the standard of 180-degree timing. Kamiński clarifies, "In this way, we attained a certain staccato in the actors' movements and a certain crispness in the explosions, which makes them slightly more realistic."[31] Reception[edit] Box office[edit] Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
was a critical and commercial success and is credited with contributing to a resurgence in America's interest in World War II. Old and new films, video games, and novels about the war enjoyed renewed popularity after its release.[32] The film's use of desaturated colors, hand-held cameras, and tight angles has profoundly influenced subsequent films and video games.[33][34] Saving Private Ryan was released in 2,463 theaters on July 24, 1998, and grossed $30.5 million on its opening weekend. The film grossed $216.5 million in the US and Canada. and $265.3 million in other territories, bringing its worldwide total to $481.8 million and making it the highest-grossing US film of the year.[1] Box Office Mojo
Box Office Mojo
estimates that the film sold over 45.74 million tickets in the United States and Canada.[35] Critical response[edit] The film received critical acclaim and has a 'certified fresh' rating of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes
based on 132 reviews with an average score of 8.6 out of 10. The consensus states "Anchored by another winning performance from Hanks, Spielberg's unflinchingly realistic war film virtually redefines the genre."[36] The film also has a score of 90 out of 100 on Metacritic
Metacritic
based on 35 critic reviews indicating "universal acclaim".[37] Much of the praise went for the realistic battle scenes[38] and the actors' performances.[39] However, it did earn some criticism for ignoring the contributions of several other countries to the D-Day landings in general and at Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach
specifically.[40] The most direct example of the latter is that during the actual landing the 2nd Rangers disembarked from British ships and were taken to Omaha Beach by Royal Navy
Royal Navy
landing craft (LCAs). The film depicts them as being United States Coast Guard-crewed craft (LCVPs and LCMs) from an American ship, the USS Thomas Jefferson (APA-30).[20][41][42] This criticism was far from universal with other critics recognizing the director's intent to make an "American" film.[43] The film was not released in Malaysia
Malaysia
after Spielberg refused to cut the violent scenes;[44] however, the film was finally released there on DVD
DVD
with an 18SG certificate much later in 2005. Many critics associations, such as New York Film Critics Circle and Los Angeles Film Critics Association, chose Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
as Film of the Year.[45] Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
gave it four stars out of four and called it "a powerful experience".[39] Filmmaker Robert Altman
Robert Altman
wrote a letter to Spielberg stating, "Private Ryan was awesome -- best I've seen."[46] Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has expressed admiration for the film and has cited it as an influence on his 2009 film, Inglourious Basterds.[47] Many World War II
World War II
veterans stated that the film was the most realistic depiction of combat they had ever seen.[48] The film was so realistic that combat veterans of D-Day and Vietnam left theaters rather than finish watching the opening scene depicting the Normandy
Normandy
invasion. Their visits to posttraumatic stress disorder counselors rose in number after the film's release, and many counselors advised "'more psychologically vulnerable'" veterans to avoid watching it.[49] The Department of Veterans Affairs set up a nationwide hotline for veterans who were affected by the film, and less than two weeks after the film was released it had already received over 170 calls.[50] The film has gained criticism and negative reviews from some war veterans and film critics. Film director and military veteran Oliver Stone has accused the film of promoting "the worship of World War II as the good war," and has placed it alongside films such as Gladiator and Black Hawk Down that he believes were well-made, but may have inadvertently contributed to Americans' readiness for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.[51] In defense of the film's portrait of warfare, Brian De Palma
Brian De Palma
commented, "The level of violence in something like Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
makes sense because Spielberg is trying to show something about the brutality of what happened."[52] Actor Richard Todd, who performed in The Longest Day and was amongst the first of the Allied soldiers to land in Normandy
Normandy
(Operation Tonga), said the film was "Rubbish. Overdone."[53] American academic Paul Fussell, who saw combat in France during World War II, objected to what he described as, "the way Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, after an honest, harrowing, 15-minute opening visualizing details of the unbearable bloody mess at Omaha Beach, degenerated into a harmless, uncritical patriotic performance apparently designed to thrill 12-year-old boys during the summer bad-film season. Its genre was pure cowboys and Indians, with the virtuous cowboys of course victorious."[54] Awards[edit] The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, and won five including Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Film Editing, and Best Director for Spielberg, but lost the Best Picture award to Shakespeare in Love, being one of a few that have won the Best Director award without also winning Best Picture.[55][56] The Academy's decision to not award the film with the Best Picture Oscar has resulted in much criticism in recent years, with many considering it as one of the biggest snubs in the ceremony's history.[57][58] The film also won the Golden Globes
Golden Globes
for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Director, the BAFTA Award for Special
Special
Effects and Sound, the Directors Guild of America
Directors Guild of America
Award, a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Film Soundtrack, the Producers Guild of America
Producers Guild of America
Golden Laurel Award, and the Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Action, Adventure, or Thriller Film.[45] The American Film Institute
American Film Institute
has included Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
in many of its lists, ranking it as the 71st greatest American movie in AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition),[59] as well as the 45th most thrilling film in AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills,[60] the 10th most inspiring in AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers,[61] and the eighth best epic film in "AFI's 10 Top 10".[62]

List of awards and nominations received by Saving Private Ryan

Award Category Nominee Result

71st Academy Awards Best Picture Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon and Gary Levinsohn Nominated

Best Actor in a Leading Role Tom Hanks Nominated

Best Director Steven Spielberg Won

Best Original Screenplay Robert Rodat Nominated

Best Cinematography Janusz Kamiński Won

Best Art Direction Thomas E. Sanders and Lisa Dean Nominated

Best Sound Mixing Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Ron Judkins Won

Best Film Editing Michael Kahn Won

Best Sound Effects Editing Gary Rydstrom and Richard Hymns Won

Best Makeup Lois Burwell, Conor O'Sullivan and Daniel C. Striepeke Nominated

Best Music, Original Dramatic Score John Williams Nominated

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Best Thriller Film

Won

Best Special
Special
Effects

Nominated

Amanda Awards Best Foreign Film Steven Spielberg Nominated

American Cinema Editors Best Edited Feature Film Michael Kahn Won

American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Cinematography
in Theatrical Releases Janusz Kamiński Nominated

Art Directors Guild Feature Film

Nominated

Awards of the Japanese Academy Best Foreign Film

Nominated

BAFTA Awards Best Sound

Won

Best Special
Special
Visual Effects

Won

Best Music John Williams Nominated

Best Cinematography Janusz Kamiński Nominated

Best Editing Michael Kahn Nominated

Best Film

Nominated

Best Makeup & Hair

Nominated

Best Actor Tom Hanks Nominated

Best Production Design

Nominated

Best Direction Steven Spielberg Nominated

BMI Film Music Award BMI Film Music Award John Williams Won

Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Actor Tom Hanks Won

Favorite Supporting Actor Jeremy Davies Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Cinematography

Won

British Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematography

Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Steven Spielberg Won

Best Picture

Won

Best Score John Williams Won

Camerimage Best Cinematography

Nominated

Casting Society of America Best Casting

Won

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Picture

Won

Best Actor Tom Hanks Nominated

Best Cinematography

Nominated

Best Director Steven Spielberg Nominated

Cinema Audio Society Best Sound

Won

Czech Lions Best Foreign Film Steven Spielberg Won

César Awards Best Foreign Film Steven Spielberg Nominated

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Picture

Won

Best Actor Tom Hanks Nominated

Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Steven Spielberg Won

Empire Awards Best Actor Tom Hanks Won

Best Director Steven Spielberg Won

Best Film

Nominated

European Film Award Screen International Award Steven Spielberg Nominated

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Foreign Film

Nominated

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Cinematography

Won

Golden Globes Best Director Steven Spielberg Won

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Won

Best Original Score John Williams Nominated

Best Actor Tom Hanks Nominated

Best Screenplay

Nominated

Grammy Awards Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television John Williams Won

Huabiao Film Awards Best Foreign Film

Won

Humanitas Prize Feature Film Category

Nominated

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director Steven Spielberg Won

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Film

Won

Best Director Steven Spielberg Won

Best Supporting Actor Jeremy Davies Won

Key Art Awards Best of Show – Audiovisual

Won

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Cinematography

Won

Best Director Steven Spielberg Won

Best Picture

Won

London Critics Circle Film Awards Film of the Year

Won

Actor of the Year Matt Damon Nominated

Actor of the Year Tom Hanks Nominated

Director of the Year Steven Spielberg Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Cinematography

Won

Best Director Steven Spielberg Won

Best Picture

Won

MTV Movie Awards Best Action Sequence Tom Hanks Nominated

Best Male Performance Tom Hanks Nominated

Best Movie

Nominated

Motion Picture Sound Editors Best Sound Editing – Dialogue

Won

Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects

Won

Best Sound Editing – Music

Nominated

National Board of Review Top Ten Films

Won

National Society of Film Critics Awards Best Film

Nominated

New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Film

Won

Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Cinematography

Won

Best Director Steven Spielberg Won

Best Ensemble

Won

Best Film

Won

Best Film Editing Michael Kahn Won

Best Actor Tom Hanks Nominated

Best Music John Williams Nominated

PGA Awards Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award

Won

Russian Guild of Film Critics Best Foreign Film Steven Spielberg Won

Satellite Awards Best Editing Michael Kahn Won

Best Director Steven Spielberg Nominated

Best Film

Nominated

Best Cinematography

Nominated

Best Original Score

Nominated

Best Original Screenplay

Nominated

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Tom Sizemore Nominated

Best Visual Effects

Nominated

Saturn Awards Best Action or Adventure Film

Won

Screen Actors Guild Awards Best Ensemble

Nominated

Best Actor Tom Hanks Nominated

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Steven Spielberg Won

Best Picture

Won

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Steven Spielberg Won

Best Picture

Won

Best Male Performance Tom Hanks Nominated

Writers Guild of America Best Original Screenplay Robert Rodat Nominated

Television broadcasts[edit] On Veterans Day
Veterans Day
from 2001–2004, the American Broadcasting Company aired the film uncut and with limited commercial interruption. The network airings were given a TV-MA rating, as the violent battle scenes and the profanity were left intact. The 2004 airing was marred by pre-emptions in many markets because of the language, in the backlash of Super Bowl XXXVIII's halftime show controversy.[63] However, critics and veterans' groups such as the American Legion
American Legion
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Veterans of Foreign Wars
assailed those stations and their owners, including Hearst-Argyle Television (owner of 12 ABC affiliates); Scripps Howard Broadcasting (owner of six); and Belo
Belo
(owner of four) for putting profits ahead of programming and honoring those who gave their lives at wartime, saying the stations made more money running their own programming instead of being paid by the network to carry the film, especially during a sweeps period. A total of 65 ABC affiliates—28% of the network—did not clear the available timeslot for the film, even with the offer of The Walt Disney Company, ABC's parent, to pay all fines for language to the Federal Communications Commission.[64] In the end, however, no complaints were lodged against ABC affiliates who showed Ryan, perhaps because even conservative watchdogs like the Parents Television Council supported the unedited rebroadcast of the film.[65] Additionally, some ABC affiliates in other markets that were near affected markets, such as Youngstown, Ohio, ABC affiliate WYTV
WYTV
(which is viewable in parts of the Columbus, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh markets, none of which aired the film) and Gainesville, Florida, ABC affiliate WCJB-TV
WCJB-TV
(which is viewable in parts of the Orlando and Tampa markets), still aired the film and gave those nearby markets the option of viewing the film.[66] TNT and Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies
have also broadcast the film.[67][68] Home video[edit] The film was released on home video in May 1999 with a VHS
VHS
release that earned over $44 million.[69] The DVD
DVD
release became available in November of the same year,[70] and was one of the best-selling titles of the year, with over 1.5 million units sold.[71] The DVD
DVD
was released in two separate versions: one with Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
and the other with DTS 5.1 surround sound. Besides the different 5.1 tracks, the two DVDs are identical. The film was also issued in a limited 2-disc LaserDisc
LaserDisc
in November 1999, making it one of the last feature films to be issued in this format, as LaserDiscs ceased manufacturing and distribution by year's end.[72] In 2004, a Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
special edition DVD
DVD
was released to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day. This two-disc edition was also included in a box set titled World War II
World War II
Collection, along with two documentaries produced by Spielberg, Price For Peace (about the Pacific War) and Shooting War (about war photographers, narrated by Tom Hanks).[73] The film was released on Blu-ray Disc
Blu-ray Disc
on April 26, 2010 in the UK and on May 4, 2010 in the US, as part of Paramount Home Video's premium Sapphire Series.[74] However, only weeks after its release, Paramount issued a recall due to audio synchronization problems. The studio issued an official statement acknowledging the problem, which they attributed to an authoring error by Technicolor that escaped the quality control process, and that they had already begun the process of replacing the defective discs.[75] On May 8, 2018, Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution
will release Saving Private Ryan on Ultra HD Blu-ray
Ultra HD Blu-ray
to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the film.[76] See also[edit]

Film in the United States portal World War II
World War II
portal 1990s portal

List of World War II
World War II
films Sole Survivor Policy Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
(soundtrack) Band of Brothers and The Pacific, two miniseries executive produced by Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
and Tom Hanks

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Further reading[edit]

Kershaw, Alex (May 11, 2004). The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-day Sacrifice. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-81355-6.  Lefebvre, Laurent (September 2008). 29th Division ... a division of heroes. American d-Day. ISBN 2-9519963-9-X.  Lefebvre, Laurent (June 1, 2004). They Were on Omaha Beach. American d-Day. ISBN 2-9519963-5-7. 

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Steven Spielberg

Filmography Awards and nominations

Films directed

Firelight (1964) Slipstream (1967) Amblin'
Amblin'
(1968) Night Gallery ("Eyes" segment, 1969) L.A. 2017 (1971) Duel (1971) Something Evil
Something Evil
(1972) Savage (1973) The Sugarland Express
The Sugarland Express
(1974, also wrote) Jaws (1975) Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
(1977, also wrote) 1941 (1979) Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
(1981) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
(1982) Twilight Zone: The Movie ("Kick the Can" segment, 1983) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(1984) The Color Purple (1985) Empire of the Sun (1987) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
(1989) Always (1989) Hook (1991) Jurassic Park (1993) Schindler's List
Schindler's List
(1993) The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Amistad (1997) Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
(1998) A.I. Artificial Intelligence
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
(2001, also wrote) Minority Report (2002) Catch Me If You Can
Catch Me If You Can
(2002) The Terminal
The Terminal
(2004) War of the Worlds (2005) Munich (2005) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
(2008) The Adventures of Tintin (2011) War Horse (2011) Lincoln (2012) Bridge of Spies (2015) The BFG (2016) The Post (2017) Ready Player One (2018)

Films written

Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
(1973) Poltergeist (1982, also produced) The Goonies
The Goonies
(1985)

Films produced

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Letters from Iwo Jima
Letters from Iwo Jima
(2006) Super 8 (2011) The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

Television

Amazing Stories (1985–87) High Incident
High Incident
(1996–97) Invasion America
Invasion America
(1998)

See also

Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
bibliography Amblin Partners

Amblin Entertainment Amblin Television

DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Television

Amblimation DreamWorks

USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture

Sense and Sensibility (1995) Fargo (1996) L.A. Confidential (1997) Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
(1998) American Beauty (1999) Gladiator (2000) A Beautiful Mind (2001) Chicago (2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Sideways
Sideways
(2004) Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
(2005) The Departed (2006) No Country for Old Men (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
(2008) The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009) The Social Network
The Social Network
(2010) The Artist (2011) Argo (2012) 12 Years a Slave (2013) Boyhood (2014) Spotlight (2015) La La Land (2016) The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Motion Picture – Drama

1940s

The Song of Bernadette (1943) Going My Way
Going My Way
(1944) The Lost Weekend (1945) The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives
(1946) Gentleman's Agreement (1947) Johnny Belinda / The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) All the King's Men (1949)

1950s

Sunset Boulevard (1950) A Place in the Sun (1951) The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront
(1954) East of Eden (1955) Around the World in 80 Days (1956) The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai
(1957) The Defiant Ones (1958) Ben-Hur (1959)

1960s

Spartacus (1960) The Guns of Navarone (1961) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) The Cardinal
The Cardinal
(1963) Becket (1964) Doctor Zhivago (1965) A Man for All Seasons (1966) In the Heat of the Night (1967) The Lion in Winter (1968) Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

1970s

Love Story (1970) The French Connection (1971) The Godfather
The Godfather
(1972) The Exorcist (1973) Chinatown (1974) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Rocky
Rocky
(1976) The Turning Point (1977) Midnight Express (1978) Kramer vs. Kramer
Kramer vs. Kramer
(1979)

1980s

Ordinary People
Ordinary People
(1980) On Golden Pond (1981) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
(1982) Terms of Endearment
Terms of Endearment
(1983) Amadeus (1984) Out of Africa (1985) Platoon (1986) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1987) Rain Man
Rain Man
(1988) Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

1990s

Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
(1990) Bugsy
Bugsy
(1991) Scent of a Woman (1992) Schindler's List
Schindler's List
(1993) Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
(1994) Sense and Sensibility (1995) The English Patient (1996) Titanic (1997) Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
(1998) American Beauty (1999)

2000s

Gladiator (2000) A Beautiful Mind (2001) The Hours (2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) The Aviator (2004) Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
(2005) Babel (2006) Atonement (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
(2008) Avatar (2009)

2010s

The Social Network
The Social Network
(2010) The Descendants
The Descendants
(2011) Argo (2012) 12 Years a Slave (2013) Boyhood (2014) The Revenant (2015) Moonlight (2016) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
(2017)

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London Film Critics' Circle Award for Film of the Year

Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
(1980) Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire
(1981) Missing (1982) The King of Comedy (1983) Paris, Texas (1984) The Purple Rose of Cairo
The Purple Rose of Cairo
(1985) A Room with a View (1986) Hope and Glory (1987) House of Games
House of Games
(1988) Distant Voices, Still Lives
Distant Voices, Still Lives
(1989) Crimes and Misdemeanors (1990) Thelma & Louise (1991) Unforgiven
Unforgiven
(1992) The Piano
The Piano
(1993) Schindler's List
Schindler's List
(1994) Babe (1995) Fargo (1996) L.A. Confidential (1997) Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
(1998) American Beauty (1999) Being John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich
(2000) Moulin Rouge! (2001) About Schmidt
About Schmidt
(2002) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Sideways
Sideways
(2004) Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
(2005) United 93 (2006) No Country for Old Men (2007) The Wrestler (2008) A Prophet
A Prophet
(2009) The Social Network
The Social Network
(2010) The Artist (2011) Amour (2012) 12 Years a Slave (2013) Boyhood (2014) Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) La La Land (2016) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
(2017)

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Producers Guild of America
Producers Guild of America
Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture

Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy
(1989) Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
(1990) The Silence of the Lambs (1991) The Crying Game
The Crying Game
(1992) Schindler's List
Schindler's List
(1993) Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
(1994) Apollo 13 (1995) The English Patient (1996) Titanic (1997) Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
(1998) American Beauty (1999) Gladiator (2000) Moulin Rouge! (2001) Chicago (2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) The Aviator (2004) Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
(2005) Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
(2006) No Country for Old Men (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
(2008) The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009) The King's Speech
The King's Speech
(2010) The Artist (2011) Argo (2012) 12 Years a Slave / Gravity (2013) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) The Big Short (2015) La La Land (2016) The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
(2017)

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Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Action or Adventure Film

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
(1994) The Usual Suspects (1995) Fargo (1996) L.A. Confidential (1997) Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
(1998) The Green Mile (1999) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000) Memento (2001) Road to Perdition
Road to Perdition
(2002) Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) Sin City (2005) Casino Royale (2006) 300 (2007) The Dark Knight (2008) Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds
(2009) Salt (2010) Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) Skyfall
Skyfall
(2012) Fast & Furious 6 (2013) Unbroken (2014) Furious 7
Furious 7
(2015) Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
(2016)

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Works based on Operation Overlord

Films

I See a Dark Stranger
I See a Dark Stranger
(1946) Breakthrough (1950) The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951) Red Ball Express (1952) D-Day the Sixth of June
D-Day the Sixth of June
(1956) Screaming Eagles (1956) The Longest Day (1962) The Americanization of Emily
The Americanization of Emily
(1964) 36 Hours (1965) Up from the Beach
Up from the Beach
(1965) Is Paris Burning? (1966) Hell in Normandy
Normandy
(1968) Where Eagles Dare
Where Eagles Dare
(1968) Overlord (1975) The Big Red One
The Big Red One
(1980) Eye of the Needle (1981) D-Day Remembered (1994) Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
(1998) Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)

Plays

Pressure (2014)

TV Series

The World at War, Episode 17 (1974) Band of Brothers (2001)

Video Games

Compan

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