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Analyse the methods used to make the opperning Battle sequence of "Saving Private Ryan" both shocking and realistic and say how effective you find it as an introduction to the film. 'Saving Private Ryan' was made in 1998 and was directed by Steven Spielberg. It is about the Second World War. Steven Spielberg tries to make the film realistic by showing the battle from the view points of the soldiers. The hand held camra shots make it look so realistic. The battle sequence looks realistic so that the audience feel shocked and have a sense of the nature of war and the huge amount of lives lost. They also take you directly into the action so that you can get a "soldiers eye view" Whilst on the boats they were all terrified for their lives. ...read more.


Eyes show us clearly the emotion of the person involved. When the boat doors open the soldiers are shot and killed within seconds of leaving the boat. One solider was killed by having fire over him. This was partially shocking we were not expecting the instant massacre. The sounds that we hear are other soldiers screaming and shouting. The main thing that we hear is the drilling noise of gunfire. This use of sound effects adds to the realism of the film. The hand-held cameras put us in touch with the battle in real-life. This makes it even more realistic. Captain Miller's confusion starts when Captain Miller staggers out of the bloody sea. He stumbles and falls because of the shock. While this happens the camera pans in a complete circle and you see what is going on around him and you see it from Captain Miller's views and thoughts. ...read more.


While this is going on we hear gentle music in the background but the voices get cut out. This adds to the drama and tension of the scene and creates a sad feeling. The sounds of the waves is peaceful after the prolonged noise, chaos and destruction. The melancholy music adds a sense of quiet relief whilst we see the solemn images of the blood filled water. This is a grim, emotional sight for the audience. It has been tiring to see the death and destruction and we are reeling in shock at the number of people who have been killed. This prepares the audience for the main plot in the film. The final shot shows the name of Ryan on a small brown pack strap to one of the soldier's back. This ends the scene on a sad and personal note. Craig Waters 10DL ?? ?? ?? ?? Craig waters GCSE English course work. Saving Privet Ryan. ...read more.

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