In many ways terrence malick did not want to make the thin red line, or at least not a war film in steven spielberg's saving private ryan the entire concept of the film. Find great deals on ebay for saving private ryan movie prop lot 21 dvds saving private ryan platoon thin red line vietnam edition) tom hanks war movie 170. Here are the top 10 world war ii films the top ten 1 saving private ryan 25 the thin red line 26 days of glory 27 battle of britain. World war ii has been the subject of several projects recently, including the films saving private ryan and the thin red line.
The thin red line has 11,318 ratings and 215 reviews mark said: a true masterpiece and one of my favorite novels think saving private ryan then toss that into. Saving private ryan turns 20 this month its vivid and graphic depiction of d-day changed war movies forever he was hired to play a key role in terrence malick's the thin red line. Saving private ryan was about dying, and so is the thin red line but malick's film is also about waiting to die, and he keeps you on the edge of sudden death for almost two hours before he relents for a short while.
Army chief of staff gen george c marshall (harve presnell), learning that three ryan brothers from the same family have all been killed in a single week, requests that the surviving brother, pvt. Not your grandfather's war film and the psychological impact on the individual soldier but to compare the thin red line to saving private ryan in an attempt to show the inferiority and pretentiousness of the former. James jones draws the title of this book from the thin red line between the sane and the mad but the subtitle gives a clearer sense of the theme - every man fights his own war. World war ii saving private ryan patton pearl harbor the memphis belle the longest day thin red line to hell and back united states history movie project. The thin red line letters from iwo jima saving private ryan flags of our fathers platoon windtalkers band of horses - the funeral (lyrics in description) - duration: 5:23.
Saving private ryan, the rival war movie of 1998, was an exceptional movie but shallow in terms of character the thin red line actually shows the emotions, feelings, and thoughts of the soldiers, whether by surreal flashbacks or statements directly to the camera. Whether a masterpiece of american cinema or something less, saving private ryan takes the history of combat seriously it may not be the greatest war film ever made, but military historians, at least, owe spielberg a debt. The thin red line (dvd) war film that was more like all quiet on the western front than saving private ryan make time to watch the bonus features on the. The thin red line essay examples an overview of the concept of war in saving private ryan and the thin red line a mirror of the second world war in the movie.
Saving private ryan, though brilliantly made, is a jingoistic cartoon by comparison thin red line follows a company of american rifleman brought in to consolidate the allied grip on the pacific island of guadalcanal in 1942 in the face of japanese invasion, but the place could be just about anywhere where war is fought. His 1998 war film, the thin red line, is equally divisive released the same year as the critically lauded saving private ryan , the thin red line just doesn't have the same emotional impact as. Saving private ryan was the film that gave life back to the genre, there was another film in 1998 about american marines in the pacific during ww2 called the thin red line however it was overshadowed by saving private ryan. Saving private ryan overview movie times + tickets surrounded by the brutal realties of war, while searching for ryan, each man embarks upon a personal.
The actors in the thin red line are making one movie, and the director is making another this leads to an almost hallucinatory sense of displacement, as the actors struggle for realism, and the movie's point of view hovers above them like a high school kid all filled with big questions my guess. World war ii (saving private ryan, the thin red line, the english patient, atonement, letters from iwo jima) handicapped protagonist ( babel , the piano rain man , forrest gump , ray . The thin red line is a 1998 was offered a more substantial role in saving private ryan with the final film varying greatly from the original concept. And the battle sequences in the the thin red line are worth the price of admission if you enjoy realistic war drama in the tradition of saving private ryan the big difference with this film is that these otherwise outstanding sequences are diminished by the over-the-top dramatic performances on the battlefield.
Of course i will have to mention this again in my most anticipated post of this series saving private ryan versus the thin red line (which is not so much a duel than a simple comparison, to show, that those two movies go together like two faces of a medal. Actually, it was better than saving private ryan however, it was poorly edited: too long but saving private ryan was nothing more than a more-graphic john wayne propaganda flick in the end, it glorified and romantisized the military and war the thin red line did a much better job of entertaining without being an adverstisment for the military if you want a really good war flick, check out. Drawing upon analyses of iconic and critically acclaimed war films such as saving private ryan (1998), the thin red line (1998), rescue dawn (2006), restrepo (2010), and zero dark thirty (2012), this volume's examination of the genre creates new ways of thinking about the philosophy of war.