Bright Lights Film Journal

Instagram Photo Series: Saving Private Ryan

“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.