Saving Private Ryan’s Omaha Beach – Art of The Scene

It’s widely hailed as the most realistic representation of war ever put on screen, and one of the most challenging battle scenes in an epic war film. This week, on Art of the Scene, in honor of the 71st anniversary of D-Day, we’re looking at the storming of Omaha Beach from Saving Private Ryan. SUBSCRIBE:

Steven Spielberg’s take on this historic battle aimed to do honor to those who fought, and the result is a realistic – and very human – perspective on the chaos of war. But getting the scene put to film was an enormous challenge for everyone involved. From intense military training for the cast, to intensive attention to detail from the costume and art departments, re-creating this seminal historical moment was a mission for hundreds of filmmaking pros.

We’ll take you through the numerous decisions Spielberg and his team made in their quest to do justice to the storming of Omaha Beach for audiences – and veterans alike.

What did you think? Did we teach you something you didn’t know about Saving Private Ryan’s Storming of Omaha Beach? Did we make you consider more about the arts of costuming, sound design, or motion picture photography? Have you seen Saving Private Ryan recently?

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