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I am often more moved by “The Making of the Movie” than by the movie itself. I find an ache and longing, sometimes with tears when I see a collective effort bring forth excellence, in creativity, for a greater impact.
After watching clips from Saving Private Ryan I began viewing the making of this film which won five Academy Awards.
WW II soldiers who were interviewed for the production.
Interviews were also done with actors, script writers, costuming, props, sound, lighting, and camera people.
Irish soldiers composed the film’s troops.
Old landing craft were found and refurbished for the movie.
A town was built, then carefully blown up to create staging.
It was fascinating to hear Spielberg’s production genius.
And I absolutely love the music by John Williams!
I am compelled by creativity, excellence, and collaboration for a greater cause.
I am moved when I discover the intense teamwork which brings forth a great production.
Amazing things can be achieved when people bring their gifts, passions and pull together!
How I long for the Church of Jesus Christ to be known for creative excellence and collaborative “productions” which will gain the gaze of the world!
For this I pray!
Steven C Johnson