“I’ll see you on the beach.” — American GI’s, led by Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) and Sergeant Horvath (Tom Sizemore), prepare to land on Omaha Beach in Steven Spielberg’s WWII epic Saving Private Ryan (1998).
Check out the image, part of BLFJ’s June/July beach and surf movie series, on Instagram, and read more about the structure of the combat film elsewhere on BLFJ.
Gary Morris founded Bright Lights Film Journal as a print publication in 1974; it became a web-only magazine in 1996. He is the author of the monograph Roger Corman (Twayne Publishers, 1985) and the editor of Action! Interviews with Directors from Classical Hollywood to Contemporary Iran (Anthem Press, 2009).