GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12947 posts, RR: 79 Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 964 times:
The inflated importance of the sniper duel and private lives speculation of the main protagonists apart, a good account of a significant battle.
Maybe about time a Western (it was a European, not Hollywood film) production paid attention to the awesome significance of the Eastern Front and it's breaking of Hitler's Germany.
The defeat in the Western Desert of Rommel by the Desert Rats was the start, Stalingrad made it look likely that Hitler could lose the war, the massive tank battle at Kursk in 1943 confirmed he would lose.
Come on all you CGI film people, do the Battle of Kursk, (no chance of that in Hollywood).
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29509 posts, RR: 59 Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 944 times:
Get a copy of the 1973 book "Enemy at the Gates" by William Craig.
You can tell the script writers just took a number of the people in that book at slapped them together to make a movie.
The boat ride across the Volga in the begining.....Well what's her name, the female lead actually took that trip, had the boat sink on her and then made it ashore through a sewer and got a meal at a german food kitchen because of her knowledge of german.
There was a boy working as a double agent named Sacha and when the germans did pull out of the city he was rounded up with a bunch of others and hung.
That is just for starters, Like I said they just took a bunch of incidents from the book as then attached them to the movie.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.