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Enemy At The Gate - How True  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1241 times:

How realistic is the movie.

Think of the brighter side!
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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

I think it is a good movie. Realistic? Pretty comparable to most other WW2 movies but, of course, they throw a love story in there for the women.

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5518 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1183 times:

I remember seeing that movie, it was pretty good. If you're into WWII, then you'll want to see this.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13217 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1144 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).

User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 1132 times:

The inflated importance of the sniper duel and private lives speculation of the main protagonists apart, a good account of a significant battle.

Stalingrad was probably the most important battle of WW2 on the European theatre of war.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1124 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.

For example.

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.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24938 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

I think its a good movie, yes, but some of the stuff has been glorified to enable it to be turned into a movie

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineKDALAggie From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

I can't wait until they do a History vs. Hollywood on that movie on The History Channel to compare the movie and actual dual between the two snipers.

My best friend's dad was a sniper in Vietnam and learned some stuff from Carlos Hathcock.

Just my .02 cents....

Gig'em Ags!!!!
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