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Humanity regained
Aug 08, 2005 10:02 PM 2421 Views
(Updated Aug 08, 2005 10:07 PM)





Spielberg is God. I know such an opening statement can raise doubts on

my objectivity. But isnt good cinema suppose to make you emotional,

touch your innermost soul, tug at your heartstrings and generally make

you feel more humane and less objective. Inspite of being a working day

& a late night show I was wide awake throughout the movie.The interval

in fact appeared surreal and dreamlike to me. Suffice is to say that

Spielberg is definitely one of the greatest director alive today.

Attempting to recreate the D Day, Spielberg demonstrates absolute

command over his language.The dull grey background , expressions on the

soldiers faces just before combat, sound of the bullets reechoing on the

water, sudden silence after constant bombing sound to reflect the

blocking of ear all helps to actually transpose the

audience inside the screen itself. All the battle scenes were handled

with a hand held camera which also was running, jumping, falling, moving

jerkily with the soldiers. It resembles newsclips from war torn areas

further enhancing the sense of real war.

The story itself has its share of irony. Eight men go in search of Ryan

to bring him back home as all his brothers have died elsewhere during

the war.After losing two of their comrades they finally find Ryan.

However Ryan refuse to leave his comrades in arms who were holding a

bridge till the main troops arrive. Eventually the remaining six men

stay with Ryan hoping to save him from the enemy. It is this final

decision of these six men which question the need of war itself. However

it is too naive to label Saving Private Ryan as an anti-war movie. To me

it is basically a movie which restores faith in humanity. The whole

concept of war as a result start appearing inhuman.

All the lead players did an excellent job. However the film really

belongs to those who were behind the scenes - the makeup artist, the

sound people, the cinematographer, the editor and eventually the

director.Lastly one can only wish that Spielberg live another 100 years

so that we can laugh and cry with him and try to be a little more human.

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