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Does the assignment in Saving Private Ryan come impossibly fast?

On D-day, the body of Ryan's brother is shown on the beach. That death is reported to Washington, noticed by typists, taken to the brass, who decides on the rescue mission, which is assigned (on ...
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Mellish getting emotional over Hitler Youth knife

In the beginning of Saving Private Ryan when they're storming the bunkers, Caparzo hands Mellish a Hitler Youth knife and he gets very emotional over it (presumably over his Jewish background). I ...
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Why is Tom Hanks firing at the tank in Saving Pvt. Ryan?

Towards the end of the movie Saving Pvt. Ryan, most of the soldiers led by Capt. Miller (Hanks) are dead and he himself too is fatally injured. It is obvious that they have been overwhelmed by the ...
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Captain Miller's thought process in Private Ryan “School Teacher” scene?

As Captain Miller says to "gear up" after releasing the hostage, one of the sub-ordinates refuses. What I am trying to understand is what the movie was trying to portray in that minute or so when ...