As Captain Miller says to "gear up" after releasing the hostage, one of the subordinates refuses. What I am trying to understand is what the movie was trying to portray in that minute or so when Captain Miller didn't say a word.
The scene shows him as gearing up, is it supposed to be showing Captain Miller's trust in his subordinate to follow orders or is he generally in shock at the current situation?
In the small speech at the end where he says he is a school teacher and does not care who Ryan is, I am thinking the fact that camera does not spend much focus on him that this is how it was to be portrayed; those few minutes of silence were meant to show he didn't care.
Is this the correct thought process for the scene?