All this goes back to Director Aaron Schneider’s “Saving the Soldier Ryan”.
Schneider is a rising photography photographer. He and his father were veterans of the Korean War. In front of his name, he received few honors (“Girl Kiss”, “Simon Burr” Nomination” and Emmy Award nomination (“Murder Case”). Steven Spielberg’s seminal World War II epic. The film inspired Schneider’s ability to try to direct to some extent, and prompted him to adapt William Faulkner’s “Two Soldiers” into Oscar-winning short films.
He believes that “Saving Private Ryan”
In a phone interview this week, Schneider led NBC News to browse the three war-themed dramas he most often “relied on” in order to get visual and themed inspiration when producing “Grey Dog”, which was directed by the Navy The officer (Hanks) is centered in a particularly tense chapter in The Battle of the Atlantic.
The following is an excerpt of the conversation, edited for length and clarity.
“Apocalypse Now” (1979)
This movie: Francis Ford Coppola’s fictional journey through the Vietnam War on the basis of Joseph Conrad’s novella “Heart of Darkness” , Following a soldier (Martin Sheen) secretly assassinated a believed colonel (Marlon Brando) crazy
Schneider’s move: “In the film school, our heroes are all directors of the 1970s. I really fell in love [“Apocalypse Now” cinematographer] Vittorio Storaro.
“What shocked me was the juxtaposition between intimacy and epic. Its moments are huge and beautiful, and subtle. The film broke into my visual memory and stayed there.
“Coppola will not yell about his themes or ideas in the script. He will show them visually and let you enter the theme yourself. I think this has an impact on the’Linti’ because it will not publicly announce it What are you trying to do.
“This movie strives to make you go through it once and let you draw themes, whether it is aristocrat, heroism, horror or sacrifice. Tom [Hanks] I hope that taking you to the colic machine will force you to experience everything these people have experienced. “
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The Ship (1981)
This movie: A large budget portrait of Wolfgang Petersen, depicting the German U-boat crew trying to survive the serious danger and occasional boredom and survival experience in the Battle of the Atlantic, is considered to be the most in the German film industry One of the great movies. It was nominated for six Academy Awards.
Schneider’s move: “This movie is a good example of how to build tension, drama and suspense in a super high world (here is a submarine). [of the crew], Challenges, technical difficulties, tactical dilemmas.
“This is a visual masterpiece and a great article about how to create claustrophobia and blood stasis, how to take close-up shots, and how to squeeze tension from sweaty faces. This is the textbook for all of this.
“The ending of this movie is a disgusting climax. This is an example, such as “Modern Revelation” and “Ghost Lion”, the theme of this film is organically displayed and stands out from the experience.”
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“Saving Soldier Ryan” (1998)
This movie: Spielberg’s famous epic is the story of the captain of the Army Rangers (Hanks) and his squad looking for paratroopers played by Matt Damon. The crazy Normandy Landing 25 Minutes Reconstruction is seen as a milestone in firm film realism. (Spilberg and Hanks talked to NBC News’s Tom Brokaw in May 2019 about the legacy of the film.)
Schneider’s move: “Since the movie came out, I’ve been swimming. You can go to the movie school of that movie to learn Tom and remind yourself what he can do.
“Spielberg performed so cruelly in every frame, which shocked everyone. That’s why the Normandy landed. But he sharpened the edges so deeply that he couldn’t even see them.
“This movie has a movie reference significance for me, but it is also an important key for my life and career.”
Where does it flow: HBO highest