Saving Private Ryan (1998), a Spielberg film, stars Tom Hanks. It’s about D-Day and war generally, and it troubles the mind and stirs the soul.
What should captors do with prisoners of war? What’s the right thing to do in war?
Thankfully, most people will never live through something like the first battle scene, set at Omaha Beach in Normandy. Nazi machine gun fire, of course, cuts American troops to pieces. Those who can’t stomach violence should avoid the film.
After the successful invasion, the men are sent to find Private Ryan, and according to some the mission is “Fubar” (a German word).
John Williams composed the music for the film, which won five Academy Awards. The fascists are defeated in the end.