My Favorite Movies #54 – Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan 1998 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick Synopsis...¬†As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger Capt. John Miller and seven of his men are ordered to penetrate German-held territory and bring the man home. I'm pretty sure¬†Saving Private … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #54 – Saving Private Ryan

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AFI #30 – Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now 1979 Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Netflix says... Francis Ford Coppola's timeless epic adapts Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness to the Vietnam War, where special operations Capt. Willard (Martin Sheen) must travel deep into the Cambodian jungle to locate and kill the mysterious -- and insane -- Col. Kurtz (Marlon Brando). I really … Continue reading AFI #30 – Apocalypse Now

AFI #36 – The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 Directed by David Lean Netflix says... Director David Lean's sweeping epic--best known for a whistling work theme that became legendary--is set in a World War II Japanese prison camp, where British prisoners are forced to build a railway bridge as a morale-building exercise. It's nice to see Alec … Continue reading AFI #36 – The Bridge on the River Kwai

Monarch

Once upon a time, there was a kingdom without an heir to the throne. It isn't that the king didn't have a son who would have been fully capable of ascending to the throne. It's that the king's son escaped that fate long ago, leaving the king no one to whom he could pass on … Continue reading Monarch

AFI #71 – Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan 1998 Directed by Steven Spielberg Netflix says... As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain Tom Hanks and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home. Steven Spielberg and cinematographer Janusz … Continue reading AFI #71 – Saving Private Ryan

AFI #86 – Platoon

Platoon 1986 Directed by Oliver Stone Netflix says... Helmed by Oliver Stone, this searing autobiographical drama chronicles the Vietnam experiences of naive volunteer soldier Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), whose view of the conflict starts to change after witnessing murder and rape at the hands of his compatriots. Platoon won Academy Awards for Best Picture and … Continue reading AFI #86 – Platoon

Woods

It was the middle of the night when Gabrielle ran in desperation back toward the cottage where she had been raised. It may have been dark, but she couldn't have tripped in that darkness if she had wanted to. She knew every square inch of these woods. She knew where to step and where to … Continue reading Woods