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#157836 03/30/06 11:19 AM
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Certainly, Spielberg admitted that the opening scenes of SPR were done for dramatic impact. He wanted the audience to understand that the Normandy landings weren't the nice, clean walk in the park that other films, such as "The Longest Day" tried to portray.

I spoke to a British vet along our street who landed with the Americans at Utah beach on June 6 1944. He was seventeen. He went to see SPR and said that Speilberg's rendition was so accurate that the fear and the confusion came back to him and he ended up curled up in his seat crying. His daughter, whom he had gone to see it with was, he said, most embarrassed.

#157837 03/30/06 11:28 AM
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Silly daughter

#157838 03/30/06 12:23 PM
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I spent the night throwing up after seeing that film.


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#157839 03/30/06 12:32 PM
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I found the walk through the graveyard much more psychologically moving than the beach assault.

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I don't generally watch war films. Don't need to be reminded. Don't want to, either.

#157841 03/30/06 07:45 PM
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I don't generally watch war films. Don't need to be reminded. Don't want to, either.




I'm with Dr Woofy. Not that I've ever experienced a war first-hand, but.

#157842 03/30/06 11:14 PM
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I can't watch that scene either. My sweet rented it the other night and I decided to wash dishes until they were off the beach. I watched it when it first came out with a vet whose first day on the job, at the age of 18, was that landing. He also verified that it was as real as if he'd been sent back in time. I spent the whole movie with my arms around him and the beginning scene with my face in his chest.

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