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Posted: 4/8/2006 4:02:53 PM EDT
Wonder how bad they'll butcher it.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:04:41 PM EDT
When they had Platoon on the History Channel it go cut up so bad it didn't make any sense at all.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:08:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 4:08:26 PM EDT by Zaphod]
Jesus....

Am I the only one who still gets choked up watching this, even for the umpteenth time?

Wow.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:11:21 PM EDT
I'll watch it but not when it's been butchered for tv
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:11:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Jesus....

Am I the only one who still gets choked up watching this, even for the umpteenth time?

Wow.



nope

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:15:50 PM EDT
the end gets me every time
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:16:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
I'll watch it but not when it's been butchered for tv



So far they haven't touched it aside from language, and if there's anywhere to butcher, it's during the opening.

I'm shocked, actually.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:22:20 PM EDT
The end always brings a lump in my throat and tears to my eyes... "Tell me I lived a good life...." geeesh.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:24:04 PM EDT
The part that always gets me is when Marshall reads the letter from Lincoln.

Damn.

And to think, they made the Omaha landing look EASY in the movie.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:24:48 PM EDT
I'm watching Tom & Jerry on Boomerang.

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:38:49 PM EDT
SPR dosn't get to me the same way it used to. Don't get me wrong, as long as I view it as just entertainment, i'm fine, but my historical detail oriented side just dosn't get all that excited about it anymore.

I used to get choked up about it until I watched 'Band of Brothers'. Thats when I realized that SPR is nothing but fiction, albeit with much fact intersperced throughout, but the f'ed up storyline ruins it for me now.

The part when there is the breakdown of disciplin in the unit, the interfighting, pointing guns at eachother and arguing while deep in enemy territory kinda screws the whole thing up for me.

BOB on the other hand shows how no matter how bad it got, they still stuck together regardless of how they felt about eachother and BOB was entirely taen straight from the horses mouth and not just "based on a true story".

Chris
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:42:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NME:
I'm watching Tom & Jerry on Boomerang.




Wish I had Boomerang.

Have to decide what to get, satellite or cable, at my new home.

SPR still does it for me on a larger level, not a character-specific level. To think what so many thousands went through that morning. Wow.

The biggest coward on the beach that day was braver than I'll ever be. May God bless them all and keep them in His care forever.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:44:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
I'll watch it but not when it's been butchered for tv



Same here.

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:49:36 PM EDT
Been watching it since it came on, haven't seen them cut anything out yet. Been awhile since I watched the DVD though.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:52:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 4:54:33 PM EDT by BlackDog714]
You know you're an Arfcom addict when the very FIRST thing that popped in my head was this:



Then this:

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:01:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:
You know you're an Arfcom addict when the very FIRST thing that popped in my head was this:

upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3a/SPRCrane.jpg/300px-SPRCrane.jpg

Then this:

www.prostunts.net/Image%20Captures/Saving%20Private%20Ryan%20Stunt%202.jpg



MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:08:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CitySlicker:

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:
You know you're an Arfcom addict when the very FIRST thing that popped in my head was this:

upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3a/SPRCrane.jpg/300px-SPRCrane.jpg

Then this:

www.prostunts.net/Image%20Captures/Saving%20Private%20Ryan%20Stunt%202.jpg



MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!!




hehe *nods*
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:10:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By NME:
I'm watching Tom & Jerry on Boomerang.




Wish I had Boomerang.

Have to decide what to get, satellite or cable, at my new home.

SPR still does it for me on a larger level, not a character-specific level. To think what so many thousands went through that morning. Wow.

The biggest coward on the beach that day was braver than I'll ever be. May God bless them all and keep them in His care forever.



Dexter's Laboratory's on now!

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:21:15 PM EDT
I can't watch it. Never have been able to.

At the part where that little pussy sits and cries while that goose-stepping Nazi drives a bayonet into one his own teammates, I just go nuts. It ruins the movie for me because I get so worked up. Hell, I'm getting mad just sitting here and typing about it.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:28:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:



SPR still does it for me on a larger level, not a character-specific level. To think what so many thousands went through that morning. Wow.

The biggest coward on the beach that day was braver than I'll ever be. May God bless them all and keep them in His care forever.


+1
(note: I am NOT criticizing negatively! I agree, those men were, and are, heroes.)

The thing that chokes ME up is the 'mathematical game'... which, in Gettysburg, was explained by Gen. Longstreet, describing Pickett's Charge... Essentially, you have to put enough people charging across 'that small, deadly space' to get enough of them to the enemy line to be able to put up a fight... Those that fall, do so that the rest can fight!

I hope to God we never forget this... We forget them to our everlasting shame, and tyrants forget them to their everlasting dishonor... that America may still produce such magnificent children!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:33:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
At the part where that little pussy sits and cries while that goose-stepping Nazi drives a bayonet into one his own teammates, I just go nuts. It ruins the movie for me because I get so worked up. Hell, I'm getting mad just sitting here and typing about it.



I've onlyseen the whole movie once and I, too, hit the ceiling in that scene.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:36:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
At the part where that little pussy sits and cries while that goose-stepping Nazi drives a bayonet into one his own teammates, I just go nuts. It ruins the movie for me because I get so worked up. Hell, I'm getting mad just sitting here and typing about it.



I've onlyseen the whole movie once and I, too, hit the ceiling in that scene.


He was also a pussy in "Ravenous" Jeremy Davies.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:42:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chokey:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Jesus....

Am I the only one who still gets choked up watching this, even for the umpteenth time?

Wow.



nope




+2

Best war movie ever made.
Last I checked they only edited out the F-bombs.
Looking forward to "Flags of Our Fathers", should be coming out around Memorial Day.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:47:11 PM EDT
Some scenes from the book "The Longest Day" that were too bloody for the movie found their way into "Saving Private Ryan." One of these was the scene where the soldier on the beach was running around carrying his own severed arm.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:49:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
At the part where that little pussy sits and cries while that goose-stepping Nazi drives a bayonet into one his own teammates, I just go nuts. It ruins the movie for me because I get so worked up. Hell, I'm getting mad just sitting here and typing about it.



I've onlyseen the whole movie once and I, too, hit the ceiling in that scene.


He was also a pussy in "Ravenous" Jeremy Davies.



He was in Ravenous too?
Was he that guy that dropped his gun and ran?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:49:56 PM EDT
SPR gets special treatment on tv and doesn't get cut as much as a similar movie would that's non speilberg
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:50:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:07:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 9:07:44 PM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
At the part where that little pussy sits and cries while that goose-stepping Nazi drives a bayonet into one his own teammates, I just go nuts. It ruins the movie for me because I get so worked up. Hell, I'm getting mad just sitting here and typing about it.



I've onlyseen the whole movie once and I, too, hit the ceiling in that scene.


He was also a pussy in "Ravenous" Jeremy Davies.



He was in Ravenous too?
Was he that guy that dropped his gun and ran?


maybe, all I can remember is saying to myself, "again"
He was the guy that got licked
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:14:36 PM EDT
Eww!
I forgot about that part!

He plays this loser guy brother of the US President in a lame zombie movie that mocks the war in Iraq on the Showtime Masters of Horror series too...

I love a crappy zombie film, but that one just sucked...
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:59:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
You know, the beach scene, the bayonetting of Mellish, the Medic dying. All that shit bothers me. But you know what scene bothers me the most?

After the medic dies. When Capt. Miller asks what the pool on him is up to. He explains that for the past 11 years he's been a schoolteacher.

I have no clue why.



He completely takes the squads' mind off the subject at hand and gives them something else to think about. Maybe coming completely out of left field like that worked, did it not?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:03:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
You know, the beach scene, the bayonetting of Mellish, the Medic dying. All that shit bothers me. But you know what scene bothers me the most?

After the medic dies. When Capt. Miller asks what the pool on him is up to. He explains that for the past 11 years he's been a schoolteacher.

I have no clue why.


to defuse the mutiny
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:15:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chokey:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Jesus....

Am I the only one who still gets choked up watching this, even for the umpteenth time?

Wow.



nope





I make it all the way to the salute at the end, then it gets me every time...
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:35:19 PM EDT
I can never maintain dry eyes while watching SPR. The ending always gets me.

Think about it: How in the hell can you live your life in such a way as to honor the memory of those who sacrificed everything they have to save your ass?

But, this gets to me even more.
denver.rockymountainnews.com/news/finalSalute/
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:00:41 AM EDT
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