Saving Private Ryan (49:57) Rated R for rip-snortingly offensive language.
War! The 121st edition of the T100P digs into the horror & brutality of WWII. The celebrated opening D-Day battle might never be topped for bloody authenticity. Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks end their AFI days. Is their first major collaboration as great as many think? We could tell you now, but you should just plug in your earbuds and hear our jam session…but get your Sparkplug Coffee first!
Coming Attractions Trivia Answers: Hanks had ??? AFI nominees, Spielberg had ???
Rotten Tomatoes reviews
Links to: Matt Damon and Tom Sizemore and Edward Burns and Jeremy Davies
AFI’s Top 100 Lists
Box Office Mojo Top 300 Adjusted For Inflation
1998 U.S. Box Office
1998 in film
The Bixby letter
1998 Academy Award winners and nominees
Oscar acceptance speeches: Spielberg and Michael Kahn and Janusz Kaminski and Shakespeare In Love winning Best Picture
Links to: All Quiet On The Western Front and It’s A Wonderful Life and The Wild Bunch and Patton and Apocalypse Now and Schindler’s List and Braveheart
YouTube links: The horror of D-Day and the radar tower attack and (look for dramatic foreshadowing at 1:20) and the final battle and “Earn this”
Previously on the T100P: Titanic
December 14th on the T100P: The Sixth Sense