Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saving Private Ryan

I am watching Saving Private Ryan on the History Channel now. It never fails to make me think of my father, he was a WW 2 veteran.

The scene where Mrs. Ryan is told all of her sons but one died never fails to tear at my heart.

The History Channel is having a week of shows leading up to Remembrance Day.

A South Korean movie called TaeGuki is often referred to as the Korean Saving Private Ryan. I never liked that label. It is TaeGuki. The war was different. The personalities were different. The story was different. It was good on it's own merits and not because it was inspired (was it really?) by saving Private Ryan.


  1. I love "Saving Private Ryan," too. It always leads me into watching "Band Of Brothers," another favourite.
    Hey! We could do a list of our favourite war movies!
    Mine include: "The Longest Day," "Tora! Tora! Tora!" "Kelly's Heroes," "Platoon," and "Catch-22."

  2. Good choices. I would add "A Bridge To Far.", "Taeguki", "Midway" ...

    There was a Korean War movie I saw as a kid ... it was on TV a few times. I never saw the whole movie but I remember some scenes. In one scene the soldiers were being attacked by the Norks/Chinese on their hill. Some of them buried themselves in their foxholes to avoid detection. Always wondered what movie it was.

  3. Was it "Pork Chop Hill," with Gregory peck?
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm Pork chops.

  4. Nope. It involved a bridge too ... but it wasn't Bridge at To-kori.