Herald Sun - Switched On - - Friday - THE TRUE STORY, ABC2, 7.30pm

HAVE you seen th­ese be­fore? It’s big movies, and the story they’re based on. Tonight it’s Sav­ing Pri­vate Ryan. Two cen­tral ques­tions: did it really hap­pen, and would the US mil­i­tary have gone to so much trou­ble for one guy? I have a slight prob­lem in that I’ve never seen Sav­ing Pri­vate Ryan, but I’m sure I can rely on the word of Steven Spiel­berg who says the film, which he di­rected, is very real­is­tic. There are also sev­eral Amer­i­can D-Day veter­ans here who agree. But it’s a movie, so there were also al­lowances made for en­ter­tain­ment pur­poses. Which is for the best, you’d have to say.

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