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Finally!!! Eastern Front Movie!!!
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 08:29 AM UTC
Check this out, finally we get a big budget, American Studio action film on the eastern front! Just what the world needed!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5556250/
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 10:21 AM UTC
The synopsis sounds just like Cross of Iron.
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 01:08 PM UTC
This could be good news. Let's hope they don't "Pearl Harbor" it.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 08:03 AM UTC

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The synopsis sounds just like Cross of Iron.



Well Cross of Iron wasn't bad, but I hear you. Who knows what it'll look like though. I'm hoping it's a modern war movie with "Fury"/"SPR" levels of intensity/violence. All while keeping the scope and scale of the war in mind, with decent writing.

In other words, Saving Private Ryan, but in the Eastern Front. I don't think that's something that's been seen before, let alone something that can be comprehended.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 09:10 AM UTC

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The synopsis sounds just like Cross of Iron.



Well Cross of Iron wasn't bad, but I hear you. Who knows what it'll look like though. I'm hoping it's a modern war movie with "Fury"/"SPR" levels of intensity/violence. All while keeping the scope and scale of the war in mind, with decent writing.

In other words, Saving Private Ryan, but in the Eastern Front. I don't think that's something that's been seen before, let alone something that can be comprehended.



The German Stalingrad comes to mind as does the Soviet miniseries Liberation .

How about the Finnish The Winter War ?

All on a level with SPR (if not higher) and about the Eastern Front. In fact I think White Tiger is a superior movie to Fury Much more realistic tank on tank combat.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 05:52 PM UTC
Sure,I'll watch it.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 07:05 PM UTC
Wasn't Enemy At The Gates already an big budget US movie about the eastern front 14 years ago?
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 07:42 PM UTC

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Wasn't Enemy At The Gates already an big budget US movie about the eastern front 14 years ago?



That was the title of the movie,but it didn't cover the whole campaign,it focused in on the duel between the Soviet sniper Zaitzvev and Major Kornings,and even that wasn't really accurate.The movie was entertaining,but nothing like the book.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 09:09 AM UTC

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The synopsis sounds just like Cross of Iron.



Well Cross of Iron wasn't bad, but I hear you. Who knows what it'll look like though. I'm hoping it's a modern war movie with "Fury"/"SPR" levels of intensity/violence. All while keeping the scope and scale of the war in mind, with decent writing.

In other words, Saving Private Ryan, but in the Eastern Front. I don't think that's something that's been seen before, let alone something that can be comprehended.




The German Stalingrad comes to mind as does the Soviet miniseries Liberation .

How about the Finnish The Winter War ?

All on a level with SPR (if not higher) and about the Eastern Front. In fact I think White Tiger is a superior movie to Fury Much more realistic tank on tank combat.



I've seen all those movies with the exception of Liberation. I don't think any of those films were on par with SPR as far as directoral decisions go, or things like cinematography, sound mixing, historical equipment/uniforms, etc. White Tiger I will agree was superior to Fury in terms of tank combat, but all the films you mentioned are foreign films. Not to bash on them, but I think a Hollywood production could, and would look/sound a whole lot better than those.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 09:13 AM UTC

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Wasn't Enemy At The Gates already an big budget US movie about the eastern front 14 years ago?



That was the title of the movie,but it didn't cover the whole campaign,it focused in on the duel between the Soviet sniper Zaitzvev and Major Kornings,and even that wasn't really accurate.The movie was entertaining,but nothing like the book.



Ya and all I remeber where how weak the explosions and gunfire sounded, not to mention the all British ensemble
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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:16 AM UTC

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The synopsis sounds just like Cross of Iron.



Well Cross of Iron wasn't bad, but I hear you. Who knows what it'll look like though. I'm hoping it's a modern war movie with "Fury"/"SPR" levels of intensity/violence. All while keeping the scope and scale of the war in mind, with decent writing.

In other words, Saving Private Ryan, but in the Eastern Front. I don't think that's something that's been seen before, let alone something that can be comprehended.




The German Stalingrad comes to mind as does the Soviet miniseries Liberation .

How about the Finnish The Winter War ?

All on a level with SPR (if not higher) and about the Eastern Front. In fact I think White Tiger is a superior movie to Fury Much more realistic tank on tank combat.



I've seen all those movies with the exception of Liberation. I don't think any of those films were on par with SPR as far as directoral decisions go, or things like cinematography, sound mixing, historical equipment/uniforms, etc. White Tiger I will agree was superior to Fury in terms of tank combat, but all the films you mentioned are foreign films. Not to bash on them, but I think a Hollywood production could, and would look/sound a whole lot better than those.



The problem I find is that those Hollywood touches are usually for the worse, not the better.


Liberation is definitely worth finding. Try an 8 hour miniseries covering Kursk to Berlin with a concentration on Zhukov with reenacted battles as large as the originals. But then one of my favorite eastern front movies is the Italian Attack and Retreat
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 04:04 PM UTC

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Wasn't Enemy At The Gates already an big budget US movie about the eastern front 14 years ago?



That was the title of the movie,but it didn't cover the whole campaign,it focused in on the duel between the Soviet sniper Zaitzvev and Major Kornings,and even that wasn't really accurate.The movie was entertaining,but nothing like the book.



Ya and all I remeber where how weak the explosions and gunfire sounded, not to mention the all British ensemble



you can cut that anti Brit sentiment there Joe, it was a British cast and crew with some american actors too, as far as weak gun fire and explosions go, turn your sound up, the stuka attack and not enough weapons to go around at the start was an eye opener.
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 06:24 AM UTC

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Wasn't Enemy At The Gates already an big budget US movie about the eastern front 14 years ago?



That was the title of the movie,but it didn't cover the whole campaign,it focused in on the duel between the Soviet sniper Zaitzvev and Major Kornings,and even that wasn't really accurate.The movie was entertaining,but nothing like the book.



Ya and all I remeber where how weak the explosions and gunfire sounded, not to mention the all British ensemble



you can cut that anti Brit sentiment there Joe, it was a British cast and crew with some american actors too, as far as weak gun fire and explosions go, turn your sound up, the stuka attack and not enough weapons to go around at the start was an eye opener.



Haha, I'm joking about the British actors. I was just poking fun at the way everyone seems to get upset over non-native actors in period pieces. I personally thought Joseph Fiennes really stole the show as the commissar.

But besides everything else, the love triangle was unnecessary addition to the movie, mainly because it never happened
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 06:25 AM UTC

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The synopsis sounds just like Cross of Iron.



Well Cross of Iron wasn't bad, but I hear you. Who knows what it'll look like though. I'm hoping it's a modern war movie with "Fury"/"SPR" levels of intensity/violence. All while keeping the scope and scale of the war in mind, with decent writing.

In other words, Saving Private Ryan, but in the Eastern Front. I don't think that's something that's been seen before, let alone something that can be comprehended.




The German Stalingrad comes to mind as does the Soviet miniseries Liberation .

How about the Finnish The Winter War ?

All on a level with SPR (if not higher) and about the Eastern Front. In fact I think White Tiger is a superior movie to Fury Much more realistic tank on tank combat.



I've seen all those movies with the exception of Liberation. I don't think any of those films were on par with SPR as far as directoral decisions go, or things like cinematography, sound mixing, historical equipment/uniforms, etc. White Tiger I will agree was superior to Fury in terms of tank combat, but all the films you mentioned are foreign films. Not to bash on them, but I think a Hollywood production could, and would look/sound a whole lot better than those.



The problem I find is that those Hollywood touches are usually for the worse, not the better.


Liberation is definitely worth finding. Try an 8 hour miniseries covering Kursk to Berlin with a concentration on Zhukov with reenacted battles as large as the originals. But then one of my favorite eastern front movies is the Italian Attack and Retreat

damn, got to see that too
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I've just seen 'Battle for Sevastopol', a joint Ukrainian-Russian production. Not bad at all, It's nowhere close to Saving Private Ryan, but I enjoyed it much more than 'Stalingrad'. I was very sceptical about the first 30 minutes that took place in peace time in 1937 and 1941, especially 1937 bothered me, as Soviet Union was portrayed as a happy, relaxed and opulent place... during the Great Terror. Rrrright... And when some random characters started chatting about foreign policies, it actually made me laugh out loud. But the war itself is portrayed much better, shows human side, but without those usual scenes dripping with pathos that American films got us used to. Worth seeing.