When Tom Hanks' character, John Miller, tells the rest of the unit what he does for a living back home, Hanks' speech was actually much longer in the original script. Why was the scene shortened?
Steven Spielberg has claimed that he directed Private Ryan as a tribute to who?
At one point during the film, two “German” soldiers are shot while trying to surrender. Except they aren’t actually speaking German. What language are they speaking?
Where was the iconic Omaha Beach scene filmed?
True or False: the action in Saving Private Ryan was so realistic, one of the veterans acting on set actually had to quit.
How were the sound effects of gunfire recorded for the film?
Which of these actors was also considered for the role of Private Ryan?
Scenes in the bombed-out French city may have been convincing, but they weren’t really filmed in France. Where were they filmed?
True or False: the scenes for the Omaha Beach battle scene were not planned on a storyboard.
Which actor suffered from drug addiction on set?
The story of Saving Private Ryan was based on…
How much was Vin Diesel paid to appear in the film?
True or False: In order to achieve the camera shaking effect during explosion sequences, Spielberg invented a new technique.
Which computer animation studio helped to bring the realism of the film to life?
All actors playing soldiers were forced to endure difficult army training… except for who?
True or False: Saving Private Ryan was the first film edited on a digital editing system to win an Academy Award for editing.
What rating did Saving Private Ryan recieve in America?
How long did it take to film the Omaha Beach sequence?
Which actor was offered a role in Private Ryan, only to turn it down because he was afraid of water, and worried that filming would be too stressful?
When Matt Damon was cast as Private Ryan, it was because Spielberg wanted a relatively unknown actor. This backfired when Damon’s first big hit was released just a short while before Spielberg’s movie. What was Damon’s first hit?
True or False: The screenplay for Saving Private Ryan was written by Steven Spielberg.
Which of these steps did Spielberg NOT take in order to increase the realism of the movie?
True or False: Saving Private Ryan wasthe highest grossing film of 1998.
True or False: Two of the landing crafts in the Omaha Beach scenes were actually used during World War II.
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