has anyone seen the movie ENEMY AT THE GATES

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has anyone seen the movie ENEMY AT THE GATES

Post by waffen » 01 Dec 2002 01:31

Recently watched on video the movie and thought the opening battle scene was brilliant showing the full horror of the german invasion of russia,and stalins ruthless loss of his often very young inexperienced men.

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Post by Daniel L » 01 Dec 2002 01:34

Historically it's rubbish, I guess it would work as a friday or saturday night tv movie. A better movie about Stalingrad would be the german/russian production 'Stalingrad'.

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Post by Schwalbe » 01 Dec 2002 01:39

I kind of liked it. (That woman who is also in "The Mummy", is a reason enough to see it :D ) One immortal scene I remember is when the german sniper gets the russian in the middle of a jump! Quite amazing.

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Post by The Desert Fox » 01 Dec 2002 01:42

I have seen and enjoyed both "Enemy at the Gates" and the "Stalingrad" movie. Stalingrad might have been much more historical, but Enemy at the Gates certainly had its moments. Some of its characters where most charismatic.

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 01 Dec 2002 01:45

LIked it as a movie, but as others I think Stalingrad is much, much better. In Stalingrad, you can feel the cold, even when watching it on a summerday...

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Post by The Desert Fox » 01 Dec 2002 02:25

Yes the atmosphere of "Stalingrad" movie certainly got to you. The cold and misery jumped out at you. Enemy at the Gates was good (especially the opening battle scene) but on whole was a bit more cleaner/sterile as compared to Stalingrad movie.

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Enemy At The Gates

Post by mila18 » 01 Dec 2002 11:49

I have seen and enjoyed both these movies, and agree that both have their merits. The battle of Stalingrad was such an important event in modern history that it is not easy to do it justice film.The 'Stalingrad' movie was brilliant and more accurate historically, but I would just love the storyline in 'Enemy At The Gates' to have been real.

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RE: Enemy at the Gates.

Post by Robert Rojas » 01 Dec 2002 16:28

Greetings to both citizen Waffen and the community as a whole. When the time avails itself, you might want to visit the adjacent Military History Forum. There is a rather extensive thread on this film production. The forum's reaction to this celluloid effort is wide and varied. My individual reaction is also posted under this thread. I hope the Military History Forum thread addresses your inquiry. I bid you a very good day in whatever reality where you may find yourself.

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Post by Caldric » 01 Dec 2002 21:47

I liked it ok as a movie, I could have done without the love triangle though, would have made it much more interesting without it. Either make a war movie or a romance drama. I would have been much more interested in a battle of Stalingrad, not the battle for the always perfectly clean young lady.

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Post by Daniel L » 01 Dec 2002 22:09

Either make a war movie or a romance drama
Just what my russian neighbour said about the Thin Red Line... :roll:

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Post by Caldric » 02 Dec 2002 00:19

charlie don't surf wrote:
Either make a war movie or a romance drama
Just what my russian neighbour said about the Thin Red Line... :roll:

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I agree the Thin Red Line could have been a great movie, I hated the poetry nonsense. To mushy.

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Post by Daniel L » 02 Dec 2002 00:37

I love the Thin Red Line, it was once shown to me during my military service to illustrate combat stress. By the way, am I allowed to say that you have a Russian mentality now? :D

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Post by Michael Plomer » 02 Dec 2002 04:05

The Movie itself was good , although the end of the movie did not reflect the actual outcome that occured when the russian sniper from the Urals ( zaitzev) finally met with the german sniper.

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Post by Caldric » 02 Dec 2002 04:06

charlie don't surf wrote:I love the Thin Red Line, it was once shown to me during my military service to illustrate combat stress. By the way, am I allowed to say that you have a Russian mentality now? :D

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Yes I can see the stress in the movie.

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Post by Maresal-06 » 02 Dec 2002 17:03

As I said in another post, «Enemy at the Gates» is a political movie... I prefer «Stalingrad» which is a real masterpiece.

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