Saving Private Ryan: A PoorAndin Fan Edit

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Original Release Date:
1998
Original Running Time:
169
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Fanedit Running Time:
158
Time Cut:
11
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
A savage and unsentimental a film. Except for an embarrassingly sentimental, sappy prologue and epilogue. This is a version without schmaltz that does not pander to the audience.
Intention:
I wanted a version which focuses on the soldiers fighting the war.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
Stereo and 5.1 Audio tracks.
Cuts and Additions:
Cut two maudlin scenes that begin and end the film with flag-waving patriotism as a tearful old man is seen mourning at the graves of fallen comrades. You no longer have to wade through five minutes of schmaltz to get to Omaha Beach.

Cut two scenes that take place in America in which George C. Marshall puts cloyingly sentimentality before morality when he orders the rescue of Private Ryan. We see the soldiers being given their orders and many times discuss the rights and wrongs of what they are doing over the course of the film.

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Just excellent. A movie I used to be obsessed with around the time of its release but I've found difficult to re-watch in subsequent decades for the very reason this edit exists -- the schmaltzy jingoism of its bookend scenes. With those and other scenes deleted, the film's titular mission becomes much more ambiguous (at least for the characters involved) and we're left with the same question as the characters in the film as to whether or not Ryan "earns it" beyond the battle to save a bridge.

A great movie made flawless. I was surprised at how much of this movie and its dialogue and even specific line readings had stuck with me over the years. I look forward to going back to it again and again, via this cut.
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