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Comments about the soundtrack for Enemy at the Gates (James Horner)

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Re: Enemy at the Gates
• Posted by: Ricco-sama   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, June 17, 2001, at 6:11 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Enemy at the Gates (Jack Douglas)

> I just thought this was the best war movie I had seen since Ted Turner's
> "Gettysburg." I think a lot of Americans have trouble with the
> story because there are no Americans in it, but the tale of the Battle of
> Stalingrad and the sniper duel that erupted is a fantastic story of
> resolve, courage and human tragedy. The characters of Vasili Zaitsev and
> Major Konigs were very well portrayed in the movie. I also thought the
> re-creation of the battle was excellent in that the scenery made you sort
> of feel you were there. The crossing across the Volga River by the Red
> Army troops was better done than the storming of Normandy on D-Day in
> "Saving Private Ryan," although I suspect many of my fellow
> Americans had trouble identifying with a battle of wits between foreign
> armies and foreign snipers. Too bad. They missed a real thriller.

Well Jack, you do seem to have a point there. A lot of people seem to ignore any film which does not feature their nationality. Its a sad acse wherever it is becasue, as you said, they miss some real good films, books, whatever.

Myself, I have not seen Enemy at the Gates, because it hasn't been released yet in this country. But, when it comes out, I will watch it, becasue it features one of the most interesting war, to em at elast.

I've thought of a reason why some people may not like films not to do with their nationality. It could be ebcasue the other people are so different. The Germans in EATG are fighting for the Vaterland(fatherland), and the right for 'living space' from what their leaders regard as inferior peoples (that wasn't the case with all Germans, I must point out). The Soviets, ont he other hand, are part of an organisation which does not care if thousands die in a single battle, as long as the rodina(motherland) survives in the end. Both nations are were ruled by dictators, and both basicly say 'the ends justify the means'. Not like the British, the Americans, Candaians, Australians, etc. whose politicns made promises, and had to keep them, or were attacked, and had to show people they meant business.

So its a case of ideoligies(s/p), wouldn't you say?

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       Andrew Abrahamson - Friday, February 16, 2001, at 1:06 p.m.
    •    Re: Enemy at the Gates  (5904 views)
         Jack Douglas - Sunday, June 10, 2001, at 2:05 p.m.
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           Christina Lindemann - Thursday, December 11, 2003, at 11:06 p.m.
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           Joshua Blackman - Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at 4:37 p.m.
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           Ricco-sama - Sunday, June 17, 2001, at 6:11 a.m.
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         Gary - Friday, February 16, 2001, at 4:37 p.m.
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           Andrew Abrahamson - Saturday, February 17, 2001, at 12:49 a.m.
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