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marc weber
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From an Amazon review of a World War II documentary...
The movie had some raw language with very graphic scenes... Other than that I think it was spot on.

We all know raw language wasn't even invented until the '60s.


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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I think their issue is in the word some. To be truly authentic, the movie would presumably need all raw language, and all graphic scenes. Like Full Metal Jacket, only with more starch.


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Joe Ess
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There's some controversy over the amount of profanity in "Saving Private Ryan": some saying it's too much, others saying it's not enough. There have been several airings of it unedited, which led to stations dropping the broadcast for fear of FCC penalties.
I know when I was in the army, we had to invent profanities to express things that weren't covered by the existing lexicon.


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