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ishmael
01-05-2008, 09:52 AM
I don't want to send you out there, and there's a good chance you're gonna get killed, but we've gotta do it so get your butt up and moving.

I think that's the power of "Saving Private Ryan."

Sorry, I re-watched it again, and that's what I came away with. I can watch good film over and over. It's a flawed film in some ways, there's a tincture of too much sweetness in it, but I think that sense that we've got no choice, get the bustle and the muscle up and moving, is the theme. Obviously, there's a different theme Spielberg was working on around one's rightness of work in life, but the basic was the combat, the fight.

LeeG
01-05-2008, 10:24 AM
representations of courage

then there's reality

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/03/AR2008010304434.html?hpid=topnews

To the spirit of your post I'm reading a book you might enjoy, it's about a Seal surviving in Afghanistan.

http://www.amazon.com/Lone-Survivor-Eyewitness-Account-Operation/dp/0316067598/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1199547162&sr=1-1


The battle raged ten thousand feet up in Afghanistans Hindu Kush Mountains. Four US Navy SEALs in a fight to the death against 150 armed Taliban warriors. Despite wiping out half the Taliban force, it all ended as the worst day in the history of the SEALs: three of the four dead, eight more killed when the rescue helicopter was hit and destroyed by an Al Qaeda rocket grenade. Now, two years later, in the summer of 2007, hear the spellbinding, first-hand account by the SEAL who survived. It is a heartbreaking, yet inspiring story of heroism, courage, and sacrificewritten by the only man who lived to tell the tale.

crawdaddyjim50
01-05-2008, 07:20 PM
Mr. Luttrell is a true hero. Although he will tell you that is not true. I think he is a hero not because he fought so well but because he thought enough of his squad mates to write the book and tell the story even though it must surely cause him great pain.

A link to a interview he did. Transcribed. http://www.glennbeck.com/content/news/06212007a.shtml