About saving private ryan!!!!!!!!!!!!
I HATE THAT MOVIE !
I'll rate it for you 1 beeing the worst 10 is best
The stury SUCKS BIG TIME !!!THEY KILL 6 GUYS OR SO, BECAUSE OF ONE!!
AND THAN OUR local heroes defeat a whole Army of Germans Hurray now that's realistic to you??!!
I liked how the actors played the movie but everything else does not deserve that many oscars!
ROFL back at you, Isla! Yeah, yeah, that Italian guy's not half-bad, huh? LOL! Although I'm never gonna forgive him for the horrible years of bad Marlon Brando imitations that followed "The Godfather" movies.....BLECH!!!!!!!
Edit: and for sheer bravado and perseverance in the face of sanity, John Waters!!
I believe the guy who did Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet was David Lynch. He also did the Lost Highway. Stanley Kubrick is one of my favorites too. A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, The Shining. What a great resume. I'm not too familiar with James Cameron, but I'm getting tired of Spielberg.
Sergio Leone, all the films he made as director were perfect -
'A Fistful of Dollars',
'A few Dollars More',
'The Good the Bad & the Ugly',
'Once apon a time in the west', (which many beleive is the best western of all time)
& finally his De Niro gangster epic 'Once apon a time in America' (The International English release, that is, the American cut was/is atrocious)
Mind you he produced & acted in some pretty trashy films, But those 5 films he Directed are amongst the best films of all time.
Leni Riefenstahl (she directed 'Triumph of the Will'the most notorious documentary of all time & also the greatest propaganda film of all time to, all that footage you see in war documentaries showing Nazis marching about in Nuremburg is from her film 'Triump of the Will') Fellini (of 'La Dolche Vita' fame) George Miller (of 'Mad Max' fame) Speilburg (for 'Schindlers List', I wouldn't call any of his other films truelly great) Peter Greenway (for such stylish biting masterpeices of 'The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover', one has to be a genius to make film that is both as beautiful & as disgusting as this one) Mike Leigh
That'd do for now.
BTW, 'Saving Private Ryan' was/is crap, as Specialist said the story line is crap, plus its not even realistic (a film doesnt have to be realistic to be great, but many people praised 'SPR' for its realism) - Mustangs weren't even ever used for ground attack in Normandy (except for the A36 ground attack version, which was only used in the Nth African & Italian campaigns, Mustangs were only used for bomber Escort duty in Europe, till the last days of the war), It was/were RAF Typhoons/Tornados that provided virtually all the close air support over Normandy.
saving private ryan (imo) shouldnt be appreciated for its 'original' storyline, so much as the epic scope of the actual movie. when i first saw the opening sequence, i was amazed we actually took the beach. when i saw "10,000 people died in this battle, etc" in my textbook, i never really grasped all the horrors of war, and never truly will unless i myself am in combat. this movie gives the masses a very good glimpse (i think) of the realities of combat, the gore, the emotional trauma, the cruelty, etc. i respect it for the great lengths that steven (or his production assistant anyways) went to make this film realistic and epic in scope.
this is not a movie that won oscars for it's story
my favorite director is david fincher (seven, the game, fight club)