"Saving Private Ryan" movie has a lot of amazing scenes. Among all, the scene when Captain Miller's squad encounters a radio site being holed up by four Germans. Maybe the most emotional in entire the film.
As Nick Tasy writes when he comments this scene: "Saving Private Ryan is one of those rare movies which lets you get extremely attached to almost every character, to the point where if something like this, for example, were to happen to him/he at any point in the movie, you'd really be emotionally bothered by that scene...This is the case from start to finish in Saving Private Ryan. Steven Spielberg lets the audience get very attached to the characters of Miller's squad, letting us get to know them very well."
Corporal Timothy E. Upham is a controversial character in the movie sometimes hated by guys for its conduct. In this scene, he stays back outside of the battle for his own safety being inexperienced in combat. He later watches Wade die and tries to plea with Miller that killing one of the soldiers isn't right.
Do have people reason when they criticise Corporal Upham? Again, Nick Tasy writes that Corporal Upham does that becuase " it's his character! That's how Spielberg wanted him to be! He was an intelligence personnel member and he was suddenly thrown into combat behind German lines. How easily would you have been able to do that? In reality, a lot of men were just as terrified as he was." On the other hand, Gwai Lo comments: "He is an intelligent man with a sense of empathy and compassion towards his fellow man, but has been shattered by the reality and brutality of war. Again, making him the 'anti-hero', which, in a film full of experienced men having fought through various campaigns from differing theaters is expected to operate inside an already functioning unit."
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"Saving Private Ryan" is a 1998 American epic war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by "Steven Spielberg" & Starring "Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Matt Damon, Giovanni Ribisi, Adam Goldberg & Jeremy Davies".
Saving Private Ryan received universal critical acclaim, winning several awards for film, cast, and crew as well as earning significant returns at the box office. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated the film for eleven Academy Awards; Spielberg's direction won him a second Academy Award for Best Director, with four more awards going to the film.