Tom Hanks, Giovanni Ribisi, France discussed on Overthinking It Podcast


I mean I wouldn't bet that, like, I watched the first beach sequence and, and had enough when the rest of one thing that pizza that, that I think is, is, pretty interesting is like, when you see Tom Hanks you see him in a lot of situations where his thirties, being challenged or where's the thority seems suspect and the high water Mark of this is the. Taking out the machine gun position at the loss of life of, of, of Giovanni Ribisi. But which, by the way is underscored with music. Whereas whereas the whole. The whole day landing is not underscored with music, which I which I thought was, which I thought was good. So, so I think this, this can actually get us into something that I think is, is at the core of the movie, which is kind of the relationship between the movie and, and sentimentality, right? And the movie and. Kind of Google, whether it kind of glorifies whether this kind of sepia toned greatest generation glow. Around this film and around like what they're. What they're kind of saying about about these people and about this war, you know, the difference between the no underscoring when, when all kinds of people die on the beach, and the underscoring when Giovanni Ribisi dies, but then, you know, but then, like someone's about to desert and Tom Hanks calls him back with a story of like his life at home. You know. And it, it struck me that, that this whole thing of acres walking across France is held together with stories and fictions. Right. Like one of those being that you have to listen to Tom Hanks, you know that because they're, they're just eight guys walking across France. They're not, you know, in, in a larger they're not in, in a larger context of, of a much larger military org. Musician where there's a. A lot of stuff. There's, there's a whole apparatus of, of. You know people and, and stuff and, and. You don't have that big map where the generals push a little units across. I was even just thinking, like in a lot of places where you see a lot of soldiers together, there's, there's a level of organization and logistics, that sort of seems to encourage you to play your part. Right. When you're eight guys walking across France. You have to have internalized that whole superstructure in order to play your part, especially when you're, especially when you're risking your life, and that's like, and that, like, what struck me that the theme of the movie like the whole thing of like, how do you earn it? How do you earn the death of your comrades? They're not even your comrades, these these eight random strangers who sort of who came and saved you from certain death. The, the you know, because I think we're supposed to think that the defensive that bridge would not have gone as well. If Tom Hanks wasn't there, how, how do you do it like how do you go on after that? And, and a big question to me in this movie was. How do you go on? You know there were a lot of a lot of points at which it's like how in, in a lot of spaces in, in a lot of levels of, of kind of literal and metaphor. Registers. How do you go on? And the, the one at the end, you know, is when all Matt Damon says to his wife, tell me I'm a good man. You know. That's what it takes..

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