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New Stalingrad movie due this year..


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  • Pretty cool, even though it looks like….uh…Stalingrad and Enemy at the Gates.

    Saw a German with a PPsh41, thought that was cool!


  • 2017 2016 2015 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    These days they always have to combine some love story in order to sell us a proper war movie. Before 1980, a war movie could be made where the actual story was the war, not used as a backdrop to develop something else.

    Examples of war movies w/o love: Tora Tora Tora, Longest Day


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Looks cool.



  • I forgot to mention they indicated the main house is based off of Pavlov’s House, pretty cool.



  • Too much CGI, plus pointless love story and retarded song in the trailer. I think I’ll skip this and watch Stalingrad again.


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    @Imperious:

    These days they always have to combine some love story in order to sell us a proper war movie. Before 1980, a war movie could be made where the actual story was the war, not used as a backdrop to develop something else.

    “It makes me sore…I go out and sweat blood to make a swell picture. and then the critics and the exhibitors all say, ‘If this picture had a love interest it would gross twice as much.’”

    – Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)


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    Oh well ,I might give it a try , because Thomas Kretschmann plays in it.
    For ya´ll who don´t know Thomas Kretschmann, he played allready in Joseph Vilsmaiers movie “STALINGRAD”
    as Lt. von Witzland. and I´m kinda interested in how a Russian moviemaker portays the battle of Stalingrad.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    @aequitas:

    Oh well ,I might give it a try , because Thomas Kretschmann plays in it.
    For ya´ll who don´t know Thomas Kretschmann, he played allready in Joseph Vilsmaiers movie “STALINGRAD”
    as Lt. von Witzland. and I´m kinda interested in how a Russian moviemaker portays the battle of Stalingrad.

    Jaded. That’s how.  They probably won’t even give the Germans credit for capturing the city, or acknowledging there even was a seige to take it back.


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    They probably won’t even give the Germans credit for capturing the city

    Well they captured parts of it at least, not all of it.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Well in order for the soviets to “Liberate” it.

    What did the germans have to do?


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    From the words of a person who was there.

    “I was horrified when I saw the map. We’re quite alone, without any help from outside. Hitler has left us in the lurch. Whether this letter gets away depends on whether we still hold the airfield. We are lying in the north of the city. The men in my unit already suspect the truth, but they aren’t so exactly informed as I am. No, we are not going to be captured. When Stalingrad falls you will hear and read about it. Then you will know that I shall not return.”

    ~Anonymous German soldier


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    @Imperious:

    They probably won’t even give the Germans credit for capturing the city

    Well they captured parts of it at least, not all of it.

    Parts?…The German captured almost the whole westside of Stalingrad, there were only a few little pieces left!

    According to the Bürgerbräukeller spech of 8th of November 1942, according to the stand of 9th of November 1942.
    parts, parts  the whole westside of Russia, sleepy heads. 😄



  • @Emperor_Taiki:

    Too much CGI, plus pointless love story and retarded song in the trailer. I think I’ll skip this and watch Stalingrad again.

    I didn’t really notice CGI, but what do you really expect?  Love story is no big deal, stuff like that happened, but I doubt it’ll be another Pearl Harbor.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    @aequitas:

    @Imperious:

    They probably won’t even give the Germans credit for capturing the city

    Well they captured parts of it at least, not all of it.

    Parts?…The German captured almost the whole westside of Stalingrad, there were only a few little pieces left!

    According to the Bürgerbräukeller spech of 8th of November 1942, according to the stand of 9th of November 1942.
    parts, parts � the whole westside of Russia, sleepy heads. 😄

    It was over 90% of the city, the only remaining portion being the outskirts on the otherside of the Volga - which counts as it’s own district really.

    Anyways the premise in general is that the captured it, refused to leave, were surrounded  and “held out” from the city of Stalingrad at the cost of something like 1000 german lives a day.

    My frustration with many modern depicitions is that the story of the battle of stalingrad is more like a “failed offensive” than it is the historical “mostly captured” then “sieged”.


  • 2017 2016 2015 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    Parts?…The German captured almost the whole westside of Stalingrad, there were only a few little pieces left!

    You just made my point.

    It was over 90% of the city, the only remaining portion being the outskirts on the otherside of the Volga - which counts as it’s own district really.

    You just made my point as well.

    What did the germans have to do?

    Not split up AGS and attack the city a few months earlier…


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    @Imperious:

    Parts?…The German captured almost the whole westside of Stalingrad, there were only a few little pieces left!

    You just made my point.

    It was over 90% of the city, the only remaining portion being the outskirts on the otherside of the Volga - which counts as it’s own district really.

    You just made my point as well.

    What did the germans have to do?

    Not split up AGS and attack the city a few months earlier…

    Using the same ILlogic, did the Germans ever capture Paris?  I’m sure more than 10% of the population supported the resistance.


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    That is flawed logic from you. You never want to round up the truth. Parts of Stalingrad like Pavlov’s house were never captured.

    The p�ss poor analogy of the French is laughable. There were no pockets of armed resistance where the French army holds out till Sgt. Saunders comes to liberate them.

    But i guess the Germans capturing Paris and the struggle at Stalingrad are the same thing?  Show me a map that has French army units holding out in Paris.

    Freaking go read something, and don’t rely on the lack of knowledge just to argue with me.



  • I’ll watch it.



  • Comrades! Attack! FOR MOTHERRUSSIA!


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    Looks interesting, but still much too stylized to be a great movie.


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    @Imperious:

    These days they always have to combine some love story in order to sell us a proper war movie. Before 1980, a war movie could be made where the actual story was the war, not used as a backdrop to develop something else.

    Examples of war movies w/o love: Tora Tora Tora, Longest Day**, Patton, A Bridge Too Far, etc.
    ––Yep, I completely understand and agree with your viewpoint on this. I have about 300 war movies on DVD and not to be nostalgic,…but they just don’t make 'em like they used to.**

    “Tall Paul”


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    Poor lighting and baffling music choice in the trailer. Looks like this is on par with Pearl Harbor (could not believe Alec Baldwin delivering such cliched lines as Jimmy Doolittle). The visual effects are probably lousy.

    Would be nice for Hollywood to use ever-evolving computer effects to give us anthologies of the European and Pacific theaters.



  • I would watch this movie over, say,  The Longest Day, and I even enjoyed that movie and have read the book.  There’s a charm to older war movies, but without grit, guttural, or gore, it just feels like a war game to me.  I’ll trade a love story for that set of realism any day.

    @General:

    Poor lighting and baffling music choice in the trailer. Looks like this is on par with Pearl Harbor (could not believe Alec Baldwin delivering such cliched lines as Jimmy Doolittle). The visual effects are probably lousy.

    If you feel that way, then I doubt we watched the same trailer or that you even saw Pearl Harbor.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    I liked some of the stylized movies.

    Stuff like Sin City, or 300.  It’s all eyecandy

    Albeit in this case, it’s likely to largely take away from the “accuracy” but it does bring new interest and excitement to the history/event.

    I’m all for it.


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