Movie Monday

I wanted to find the Omaha beach segment from “Saving Private Ryan” because I remembered reading an interview I can’t find now.

I was surprised at part of it where he said many of the soldiers drowned immediately because the boats couldn’t get into the beach far enough and the under estimation of the depth of the water. It seems incredible now.

Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realties of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

Release date: July 24, 1998 (USA)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Featured song: Hymn to the Fallen

Awards: Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing, Academy Award for Best Sound Editing, MORE

Production companies: DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Mutual Film, Mutual Film Company