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Tom Sizemore was battling a drug addiction during production. Steven Spielberg gave
him an ultimatum that he would be blood tested on the set every day of filming, and if
he failed the test once he would be fired and the part of Iorveth would be recast
and fershot with someone else
In the version of the movie, one of the actors, himself a
German veteran of the Normandy invasion, couldn' t deal with emotional
realism of the film and dropped out and had to be replaced
a the principal actors underwent several days of grueling army training _ except
for Matt Damon, who was spared so that the other actors would resent him, and
would convey that resentment in their performances
The two 'German' soldiers who are shot trying to surrender were speaking Czech.
They were saying, "Please don' t shoot me, I am not German, I am Czech, I didn' t
kill anyone, I am Czech!" They were members of what the Germans called sst
Battalions, mostly Czech and Polish were taken prisoner in eastern European
countries invaded by Germany and forced into the German army
The Omaha Beach scene cost million to shoot and involved up to 1000
extras, some of whom were members of the Irish Army Reserve. Of those
extras, 2030 of them were amputees issued with prosthetic limbs to
simulate soldiers having their limbs blown off
Cinemas were instructed to up the volume when they showed the film
as the sound effects play such a crucial part in its overall effect
Neil Patrick Harris was considered for the role of Private Ryan
Two of the landing craft used in the Omaha Beach
scenes were actually in use in World War II
Gunfire sound effects heard in the film were recorded from actual gunfire with
live ammunition fired from authentic period weapons, recorded at a live fire
machine gun range near Atlanta, Georgia
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#3 - starmandx
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They should have czeched those Czech soldiers' backrounds before killing them
They should have czeched those Czech soldiers' backrounds before killing them
#102 to #3 - anon id: ce587ecc
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I don't understand why you don't have hundreds of green thumbs
#154 to #3 - anon id: b498743d
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Firts time I saw that movie I was like 11-12 years old and it was all dubbed in czech. So that scene with Czech soldiers kind of confused me. I thought they didn't understand them because of the background noise. Took me few years to realize what actually happened.
#207 to #3 - burdenedsoul
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User avatar #208 to #3 - abstractpink
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lol thumbed down
still luv u tho <3
#24 to #3 - nubbless
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User avatar #12 to #3 - psychadelicace [OP]
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You really should of Czeched yourself before you Shreked yourself
#30 to #12 - newdevyx
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#158 to #12 - psychadelicace [OP]
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#157 to #12 - anon id: 16702012
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Why do you have a **** tonne more thumbs for the same joke?
The **** is wrong with this site.
User avatar #209 to #157 - starmandx
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His joke was funnier than mine tho.
#9 - blastros
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Paint skills = over 11
#15 to #9 - eddymolly
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User avatar #31 to #9 - myaccountisnew
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Saving Private Barney.
User avatar #10 to #9 - psychadelicace [OP]
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Off the ******* charts
#19 - pappathethird
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Can you do a post about this movie as well?
User avatar #112 to #19 - niggastolemyname
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i don't want to know what those tools are
#153 to #112 - itsthetie
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that's an old school razor blade and a brush for applying shaving cream.
that's an old school razor blade and a brush for applying shaving cream.
#168 to #19 - elastoplast
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Isn't that an actual porno? I don't know, just heard somewhere... Honestly Please believe me
User avatar #206 to #168 - burdenedsoul
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i think the most they got was like a SNL skit, but that's really it
User avatar #21 to #19 - psychadelicace [OP]
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Yes
#35 - doctorprofessornv
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The beach scene was easily one of the most intense and emotionally powerful movie scenes I have ever witnessed.
#123 to #35 - migueldecervantes
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I agree with you that it was a rather powerful one, but must still pledge dissidence.

I've seen much more powerful scenes and the beach scene would not even be close in emotional force to these.
#128 to #35 - TurtleOnItsBack
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It seriously gives me anxiety every time I watch it.
User avatar #120 to #35 - bannon
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I was only a couple of miles up the beach from it when it was being filmed. I use to go to Kilmuckridge for weekends away. All that could be seen on the beach was flashing lights and massive amounts of black smoke. Only found out about what was happening a few weeks after I had left
User avatar #60 to #35 - thehumor
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Yeah, its one of the greatest scenes ive ever seen
User avatar #95 to #35 - thehighking
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I am not one to tear up during movies, but i did in that seen. You could feel the humanity of it.
User avatar #156 to #35 - kirkbot
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I disagree. The knife fight scene was much more emotional to me. Probably because it was more intimate 1 vs 1
User avatar #188 to #156 - commontroll
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I completely agree. It was a very powerful scene, namely due to the lack of music and sound effects other than two men fighting for nothing but their lives.
#83 - mikasuh
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The best part of this whole film.
The best part of this whole film.
User avatar #175 to #83 - krazzykidd
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goldammoinWorldof_Tanks.gif
User avatar #103 to #83 - alphagex
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did Michael bay directed thar movie or something?
User avatar #214 to #103 - sharklazers
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have you never seen the ******* movie? go watch it... after the scene you see a plane flying overhead indicating it bombed the tank
User avatar #224 to #214 - alphagex
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I watched is is been a while great movie, did not rmeber the plan scence, can't remeber everything from the past
#93 to #83 - fonzythekid
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Kill Shot
#107 to #83 - burdenedsoul
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when i first saw the movie i thought the round went through the viewing port and hit a round inside and blew it up

then the plane flew overhead and crushed my hopes and dreams
#133 to #107 - anon id: 7de88c7d
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That would never work.
#134 to #133 - burdenedsoul
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DON'T STEP ON MY DREAMS!!
DON'T STEP ON MY DREAMS!!
#86 to #83 - nocta
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i didnt made it
i didnt made it
#22 - serotonin
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Saving private ryan has by far scariest scene in movie history.   
 Scene is when that German they set free is killing one of them with knife &quot;shhhh...shhhh&quot;.   
   
MFW just thinking about it
Saving private ryan has by far scariest scene in movie history.
Scene is when that German they set free is killing one of them with knife "shhhh...shhhh".

MFW just thinking about it
User avatar #25 to #22 - kreekydoorS
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I love that scene, there's a certain intimacy there.
#27 to #22 - anon id: 544ebc00
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Zoom zoom.
#56 to #27 - meinfuhertroll
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User avatar #64 to #22 - joshuaww
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And then when that guy with all the MG ammo crawls up the stairs just to let the dude walk away after all of that? I ******* hated him for it.
User avatar #69 to #64 - pizzaweed
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I actually screamed at the screen. He was a ******* coward.
User avatar #145 to #69 - radiserne
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Well he wasn't really a soldier in the first place, what would you expect.
User avatar #205 to #145 - pizzaweed
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Him not to be a little bitch.




But I guess I understand, slightly. doesn't totally absolve him though
User avatar #23 to #22 - psychadelicace [OP]
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Dude don't remind me, i can watch them all blowing up but that scene though, holy ****
#28 to #23 - brothergrimm
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you thought that was bad? what about the scene where the medic died? now that, i really can't handle.
you thought that was bad? what about the scene where the medic died? now that, i really can't handle.
User avatar #51 to #28 - dagold
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As a medic, I say that scene must have been hard to watch.

I haven't seen the movie all the way through, every time I sit down to watch it something comes up. Same with the first hangover.
#59 to #51 - verby
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tell us how to fix you also corpsman>medics
User avatar #65 to #59 - dagold
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We actually do classes on basic field medicine. Also, navy corpsman over medics? I trained with corpsman, they got smoked doing ten pushups and fell out, dissolved a formation while marching just to beat us to the chow hall, their PT was ultimate frisbee, and they ran slower than we ruck. I don't know what corpsmen you hang out with, but I haven't met one that met army medic standards.
User avatar #217 to #65 - zombifier
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FMF Corpsmenn >>>>> Hospital Corpsmen
#66 to #65 - verby
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FMF corpsman, bro. They're pretty legit. first spoiler is a quote from the movie
User avatar #67 to #66 - dagold
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I see, I've yet to meet them. But I can imagine a panicking infantry asking a wounded medic that. It is something I stress when I teach CLS classes is that the medics are not bullet proof, and we are targeted more than the infantry. They need to pay attention in case we get hit.
#68 to #67 - verby
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Dem combat lifesaver classes though. Which, incidentally, is my favorite part of BF4 you're the combat lifesaver! It was a 2 hour class! . But seriously, most docs are pretty legit guys. As long as you don't talk too loudly about medical issues with them, lest they try to give you light duty
User avatar #70 to #68 - dagold
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Heh, nowadays CLS is a two day class consisting of two 8 hour days. Honestly, we don't put you on light duty unless you come seeking it. We tend to even ask 'would you like to return to duty?' Unless it is something serious like a busted body part or concussion, we generally leave it to the patient to take the profile or not. If they don't want the profile, they are gonna break it anyway. If they do want the profile, they will follow it either to get out of duty, or because they genuinely believe they are ****** up and need time to heal.
#71 to #70 - verby
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Oh, I got light duty when I sprained my ankle and I wandered into the pharmacy seeking meds I ran my pft 2 minutes slower cause of it
User avatar #72 to #71 - dagold
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that falls into the busted body part category.
#73 to #72 - verby
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Yeah, the meds actually ended up letting me get back to my normal time when I promptly handed my chit to my platoon sgt, who threw in the trash and asked me if I was okay with it staying there.
User avatar #74 to #73 - dagold
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sounds like you have an interesting PSG. My entire platoon is medics, so my PSG takes medical issues pretty seriously. I suffered a concussion and didn't tell him about it and he tracked me down.
#75 to #74 - verby
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My entire platoon is marines. Typical treatment involves going to the px and buying a straw so you can suck it the **** up
User avatar #76 to #75 - dagold
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Ha, nice. Sounds like the marines. We call little things 'vaginitus,' like when someone is sore from PT and wants Ibuprofen.
#77 to #76 - verby
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I thought the SOP for that was to save the medicine you got from actual injuries and then cut it up into smaller pieces. I like to refer to my plantar fasciitis as 'plantar vaginitis" as well
User avatar #78 to #77 - dagold
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For soreness, you can easily remedy (or at least lessen the symptoms) by taking a hot bath with epsom salt in it. It relaxes the muscles and takes some of the ache out. But that is more a personal remedy than army medicine.
#79 to #78 - verby
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I don't think I've ever taken pain killers for soreness. I try to stay away from them unless I'm in some serious pain
User avatar #87 to #79 - dagold
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I get that. Everyone has their coping mechanism. I have a family, so they tend to help with a lot of the stress.
#89 to #87 - verby
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ah, that makes sense. The only crappy thing is im TECHNICALLY underage so I have to hide the fact that i drink. luckily, my roommate just turned 21 so i can just stuff the beer into his hands if anyone comes a knocking
User avatar #84 to #79 - dagold
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out of replies for that one. I don't really drink heavily. My father was full blooded, off the boat irish, and my mother was the product of a scott and a nord, so there is a lot of alcoholism in my family. I feel it is best to keep that risk at a minimum.
#85 to #84 - verby
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Drinking is a way of life here. It helps us to not have to lie when the docs ask us if we've had suicidal or homicidal thoughts
User avatar #80 to #79 - dagold
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Same, even when I dislocated my shoulder I refused pain meds. I have zero drug tolerance, so even nyquil knocks me out for 12 hours. Some call that being a softy, I call it being able to solve my problems more cheaply.
#81 to #80 - verby
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But... that would have given you a somewhat legit exscuse to sleep. Which would have allowed you to stay up all night getting drunk
User avatar #52 to #51 - brothergrimm
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it was pretty heart breaking dude
User avatar #104 to #22 - JonnyFirecrackr
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They are not the same soldier, the german they set free is a Wehrmacht soldier while the one who stabs Mellish is an SS soldier.
#210 to #104 - therealbigboss
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This guy is right, so few people realize this, and so many think they are the same soldier because the two actors look the same.
User avatar #223 to #210 - JonnyFirecrackr
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#39 - RiflemanFunny
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What angers me the most about this movie is that it LOST best picture to Shakespeare in Love......
What angers me the most about this movie is that it LOST best picture to Shakespeare in Love......
#203 to #39 - bapsmcgee
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I felt the same way when Forest Gump beat both Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption.
User avatar #94 to #39 - jfbyers
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the oscars are ******* ******** most of the time. Even though they make some correct decisions most of the time, they can make some of the most ridiculous mistakes as well.
(Ex. not nominating the Dark Knight for best picture but nominating Milk, and not giving Edward Norton, Robert Downey Jr., and Leonardo DiCaprio Oscars, but giving one to Three Six Mafia)
User avatar #106 to #94 - RiflemanFunny
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They are also extremely Politically correct. IE if ANY movie about slavery or race is nominated, it won period. Even if it was the worst of the 4.
#182 to #106 - deckbox
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case in point : 12 years a slave DIDN'T win best director, because the director was black and the movie was about black people.
User avatar #216 to #182 - RiflemanFunny
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If it won everything, then everyone would call ********.
User avatar #108 to #106 - burdenedsoul
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that's not politically correct, that's biased as ****
User avatar #109 to #108 - RiflemanFunny
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Oh they are both. It could be some ****** indie movie about gays or just hipster crap. Something that was released at a movie festival and 99 percent of the US didn't see.
User avatar #110 to #109 - burdenedsoul
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perfect example

2006 best animated picture, Cars lost to ******* Happy Feet

only because it had an environmental message
User avatar #113 to #110 - RiflemanFunny
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Pretty much all rewards from the high class folk are ******** anyway, maybe except the BAFTAs or the Golden Globes. The worst one is the Nobel peace prize awards. I ******* hate those.
#114 to #113 - burdenedsoul
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******* Obama winning a peace prize...   
   
all he did was get elected   
   
and then the ****** has the balls to give a speech about why war is good
******* Obama winning a peace prize...

all he did was get elected

and then the ****** has the balls to give a speech about why war is good
User avatar #115 to #114 - RiflemanFunny
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It's not how he won, its who lost. There was a woman who saved about 1000 Jewish babies from the Polish Ghetto, sneaking out and carrying them in a bucket. The Nazis found out and had her legs broken for it......she lost TWICE. Jimmy ******* Carter and Barack Obama both stole it from here because they were elected. She died I believe shortly after she lost.
User avatar #215 to #115 - sharklazers
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You know why she lost? BECAUSE SHE SAVED JEWS. SHOULDA LET EM DIE
User avatar #173 to #39 - friedgreenpomatoes
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Frozen beat The Wind Rises for Best Animated Picture this year. You can't trust the Academy with stuff like that anymore.

I mean, Frozen is great, but it isn't better.
User avatar #111 to #39 - darksideofthebeast
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Yea and madona is in the rock and roll hall of fame while Iron Maiden isn't.
**** doesn't matter or make sense with things like that.
User avatar #45 to #39 - poccylane
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The academy is ********, and this is one of the reasons that they are.
#8 - nexuser
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Why didn't they just increase the audio of the scene in the editing stage?
User avatar #96 to #8 - Welshhobo
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Thats the mastering stage

And they did.
User avatar #13 to #8 - gadgetzan
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Because all modern audio-media is compressed and limited to be as loud and close to the clipping range as possible without distorting. This means that if they would have raised the volume of the scene it would have distorted, and if they would have lowered the volume of everything else to get the same dynamic, the rest of the movie would have been too low in volume.
#117 to #13 - superafromanxd
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they shoulda downloaded pied piper
User avatar #174 to #117 - wearethedead
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Such a good show
#92 to #13 - rdobet
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Still I'm assuming the gain wasn't at that point yet, dear god it would be deafening.
User avatar #219 to #92 - gadgetzan
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Not necessarily, if you open any mixed and mastered modern audio file in a DAW, you'll see that the gain and output volume is maxed out pretty much all through the file, at the clipping limit. It doesn't really get deafening until you crank up the actual volume on the device you're playing from.
#220 to #219 - rdobet
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Yeah, I'm aware of the loudness war. Still, the jacking up of the volume has been a gradual thing. Although I thought Saving Private Ryan was older than 98 honestly.
#122 - I Am Monkey
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Obligatory.
Obligatory.
#53 - deathweaver
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Great movie, but does anyone know the German vet that had to be replaced?
Great movie, but does anyone know the German vet that had to be replaced?