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    Question Enemy at the gates

    It was on BBC1 Saturday night - did anybody watch it?

    I thought it was a pretty good film - the plot dodged around a bit, but for the most part it was good. Ed Harris makes a good baddie, lol.
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    Borrowed the DVD some months back and thought it was incredibly boring in all honesty
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    am I wrong in thinking that the start of that film as the conscripts are running into stalingrad is the same sort of sequence that is in *Call of Duty*
    I am bloody sure it is. Right down to the sharing of rifles and the snipering of the officers......

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    Well *Allied Assault* is the start of Saving Private Ryan..... and all the rest of it, so it probably is.

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    I didn't understand any of the propaganda business

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    I thought this film was awful, I stopped watching it half way through I couldn't take any more.

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    Disappointing tbh

    It 'could' have been great, but at the end of the day, Spielberg does it so much better

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    Yes, Call of Duty takes sequences from many other films... EATG is a very beautifully made film, but it has a terrible script. Stalingrad is recreated in supurb accuracy, with landmarks such as the department store extremely accurate. It is based on a true story, and the ending almost exactly follows what Vassili Zeitzev wrote in his diary, although for me I thought the ending was a bit of a let down for a hollywood film.

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    I thought the battle scenes were excellent and the recreation of Starlingrad was great. However, I thought the love interest was very weak and tacked-on.

    I also thought it was funny how everyone in the film (both Russian and German) had a cockney accent.

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    bah i love the film shurrup....

    But thats just because i like Rachel Wiesz.

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    bah i love the film shurrup....

    But thats just because i like Rachel Wiesz.

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    nah, this is one of me faves, beautiful reconstruction of stalingrad, and, real cockney accents are better than fake german/russian 1's
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    PLus the imdb.com doesn't lie, film gets 7.3/10 - 12K ppl say so. Its the only place for really good reviews of films imo.

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    it was a hackneyed plot but the photography was superb.
    I suspect that Stalingrad was even worse than that in real life.
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the film. *shrugs*

    I've heard someone say it was 4 men per gun in reality.

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    In reality Vasilli Zeitzev was an acomplished sniper before he came to be at stalingrad, so he had a gun of his very own....

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