May 31, 2021 08:47AM
I think this is my favorite war movie of all time. I've seen it maybe 1/2 dozen times. It was on tv today and I watched it again. I always see something I didn't notice (or didn't remember) from watching it before. Anyhow, when Captain Miller grabs James Ryan on the bridge near the end to whisper in his ear "Earn this" right there I start bawling until the end of the movie, James... in the cemetary... what he says... the sincerity and the grief, and then hearing General Marshall reading the excerpt from Abraham Lincoln's letter.... it's just so poignant and moving and it gets me every time.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/2021 09:06AM by MamaRAMa.

  Saving Private Ryan

MamaRAMa85May 31, 2021 08:47AM

  favorite war movie

SeattleRam31May 31, 2021 09:04AM

  Re: favorite war movie

MamaRAMa32May 31, 2021 09:07AM

  Re: favorite war movie

LMU9324June 04, 2021 09:19AM

  my favorite war movie too Mama

ferragamo7930May 31, 2021 09:21AM

  Is Schindler's List a 'War' movie?

JamesJM30May 31, 2021 09:26AM

  Re: Is Schindler's List a 'War' movie?

SeattleRam26May 31, 2021 11:00AM

  Same here, in fact I just finished watching it...

JamesJM29May 31, 2021 11:07AM

  The Civil War...

RAMbler36June 02, 2021 02:00PM

  Pardon my Civil War tale....

JamesJM31June 02, 2021 06:34PM

  About a 20-30 drive from Jacksonville, West on I-10, is Olustee.

Ramgator23June 03, 2021 04:01AM

  We have a pretty large reenactment near here....

JamesJM25June 03, 2021 11:14AM

  Would that be the one at Kearney Park....

RAMbler21June 03, 2021 01:03PM

  That's the one...

JamesJM20June 03, 2021 01:30PM

  I have been surprised at how many Skirmishes happened here in the Jacksonville area.

Ramgator23June 08, 2021 05:09PM

  I need to check out Fort Sumter again.

Ramgator19June 08, 2021 05:12PM

  I doubt if there is much more than a square foot...

JamesJM22June 08, 2021 07:39PM

  Great story James. nm

RAMbler24June 03, 2021 09:41AM

  Re: The Civil War...

LMU9335June 04, 2021 08:28AM

  Ken Burns has made several very good documentaries

IowaRam28June 06, 2021 09:31AM

  Burns on WW2

zn27June 06, 2021 09:16PM

  Never understood how my wife

waterfield49May 31, 2021 02:20PM

  LOL, I'm rewatching one right now...

JamesJM33May 31, 2021 02:48PM

  Re: Never understood how my wife

MamaRAMa34May 31, 2021 06:16PM

  Re: Never understood how my wife

waterfield25June 02, 2021 09:20AM

  The last 20-30 minutes of "Flags Of Our Fathers" ALWAYS locks me in.

Ramgator24June 02, 2021 04:14PM

  "The Longest Day" is still my favorite D Day movie.

Ramgator23June 02, 2021 04:17PM

  wish there were more Revolutionary War movies

IowaRam23June 06, 2021 09:39AM

  I ma watching TURN on Netflix

ferragamo7926June 06, 2021 03:14PM

  What did Paul Revere yell as he stopped his horse???

Ramgator21June 08, 2021 05:07PM