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Evan Puschak marvels anew at the intense Omaha Beach opening scene in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, filmed at Curracloe Strand in Wexford.

Many of the famously long shots were filmed from the intimate perspective of a battlefield cameraman, a decision inspired by actual WWII battle footage and John Ford’s The Battle of Midway, which used scenes where actual explosions on set made the camera skip.