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The Resource Saving Private Ryan, Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment production in association with Mutual Film Company, a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Steven Spielberg & Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon & Gary Levinson ; written by Robert Rodat ; directed by Steven Spielberg

Saving Private Ryan, Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment production in association with Mutual Film Company, a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Steven Spielberg & Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon & Gary Levinson ; written by Robert Rodat ; directed by Steven Spielberg

Label
Saving Private Ryan
Title
Saving Private Ryan
Statement of responsibility
Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment production in association with Mutual Film Company, a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Steven Spielberg & Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon & Gary Levinson ; written by Robert Rodat ; directed by Steven Spielberg
Title variation
Il faut sauver le soldat Ryan
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The story begins with World War II's historic D-Day invasion of Normandy beach. Once the men move beyond the beach, Captain John Miller must take his men behind the German lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage
Awards note
  • The Academy Awards 1998: Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing, Best Film Editing, Best Sound; Nominated: Best Actor, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Makeup, Best Music, Original Dramatic Score, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Best Picture.
  • Named to the National Film Registry in 2014 by Library of Congress.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Janusz Kaminski ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; production designer, Tom Sanders ; special effects supervisor, Neil Corbould
Dewey number
  • 791.436581
  • 791.4372
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: R; for intense prolonged realistic graphic sequences of war violence, and for language
  • CHV rating: 14A; brutal violence, coarse language
Language note
English or dubbed French dialogue, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.W3
LC item number
S38 2004
PerformerNote
Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Matt Damon
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1968-
  • 1961-
  • 1969-
  • 1970-
  • 1970-
  • 1974-
  • 1959-
  • 1935-
  • 1932-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spielberg, Steven
  • Rodat, Robert
  • Hanks, Tom
  • Burns, Edward
  • Sizemore, Tom
  • Davies, Jeremy
  • Diesel, Vin
  • Goldberg, Adam
  • Pepper, Barry
  • Ribisi, Giovanni
  • Damon, Matt
  • Kamiński, Janusz
  • Kahn, Michael
  • Williams, John
  • Johnston, Joanna
  • Sanders, Tom
  • Dreamworks Pictures
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Amblin Entertainment (Firm)
  • Mutual Film Company
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
169
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Military campaigns
  • Search and rescue operations
  • Soldiers
  • France
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Saving Private Ryan, Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment production in association with Mutual Film Company, a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Steven Spielberg & Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon & Gary Levinson ; written by Robert Rodat ; directed by Steven Spielberg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1998
Accompanying material
1 bonus videodisc (4 3/4 in.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bonus disc features: An inside look with the filmmakers -- Looking into the past: the research, the screenplay and the vision -- The making of a platoon -- Boot camp for the cast -- Re-creating D-Day: Omaha Beach
Control code
ocm54540299
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
D-Day 60th Anniversary Commemorative ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (169 min.)
Isbn
9781417006915
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 678149170023
  • 068009115026
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 91700
  • 1150
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)54540299
System details
DVD, NTSC, Region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS, SDDS
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Saving Private Ryan, Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment production in association with Mutual Film Company, a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Steven Spielberg & Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon & Gary Levinson ; written by Robert Rodat ; directed by Steven Spielberg
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1998
Accompanying material
1 bonus videodisc (4 3/4 in.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bonus disc features: An inside look with the filmmakers -- Looking into the past: the research, the screenplay and the vision -- The making of a platoon -- Boot camp for the cast -- Re-creating D-Day: Omaha Beach
Control code
ocm54540299
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
D-Day 60th Anniversary Commemorative ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (169 min.)
Isbn
9781417006915
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 678149170023
  • 068009115026
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 91700
  • 1150
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)54540299
System details
DVD, NTSC, Region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS, SDDS
Video recording format
DVD

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