Saving Private Ryan, was it an honest portrayal of World War 2 or did Spielberg mesmorize the United States into feeling emotion? In today’s thrilling episode Adam, Ben, and John take on the difficult task of reviewing this 1998 epic war drama set during the Invasion of Normandy. You’ll find out when it’s ok to take the socks off a dead body, how to *hope* to do more good than bad, and why ‘hall-passes’ can really affect the way we view characters in a film.
Friendly Fire is a Maximum Fun dot org podcast hosted by Adam Pranica, Benjamin R Harrison, and John Roderick; and it’s produced by Rob Schulte.
Theme music is “WAR” by Edwin Starr courtesy of Stone Agate Music.
Logo Art is by Nick Ditmore
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About the show
John Roderick, Adam Pranica, and Benjamin Ahr Harrison are exploring titles from the entire history of cinema about every war, big and bigger. They discuss filmmaking, geopolitical history, nerd out about uniforms and equipment, and crack wise the entire time. To the victor go the spoiler alerts!
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