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In conclusion, 'Saving Private Ryan' is an awe-inspiring film which provokes many emotions, feelings and reactions using media devices
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'Saving Private Ryan' Media Essay
From blood to bullets. From bombs to bones. From tanks to rifles. The Omaha landings during World War Two's D-Day created some of the most horrific events known to man, even to this day. Thousands of lives were ended in an instant, on both the allied and German sides and in the film, 'Saving Private Ryan', directed by Steven Spielberg, the whole sickening scene was shown in it's horrific glory. The release of the film caused a lot of controversy, mainly because of the sensitive issue it covers and also because the film's director, Spielberg, had already directed a war-based film, 'Schindler's List'. I believe you need to see the film to fully understand it, but this review will hopefully tell you enough about the film to understand the horror as much as possible.
During the film's battle scene, many media devices are used to effect the audience's emotions in some way. The most successful and effective media device, in my opinion, is the way Spielberg has added slow motion scenes at the start of the film in the opening 24-minute battle scene. This is because there is a stark contrast
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