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Posted: 3/2/2001 6:19:42 PM EST
I know I am! Anyone else seen the previews? It looks awesome.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 6:55:18 PM EST
I know I am going to see it! I hope they do a good job with the history. Ed Harris looks like he is going to do a good job.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 7:19:23 PM EST
If they stick to the book (War of the Rats), they will do an awesome job.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 7:24:26 PM EST
As I recall from the trailer on the Web site, you can already see the Hollywood touch: the scope reticle is a cross-hair instead of the post-and-horizontal-bar that was typical of both German and Russian scopes. The real thing would tend to obscure the picture I suppose, so we'll cut 'em some slack. In spite of that kind of stuff, it looks like it should be pretty cool.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 7:45:10 PM EST
There is actually a book "Enemy at the Gates" about the battle of Stalingrad. It is a very good book with plenty of primary source material, interviews with both Russian and German troops and that kind of stuff. A really good read. It is not about snipers in love or anything of that sort. Still want to see the movie, it looks good.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 7:53:25 PM EST
I want to recommend the book, "War Of The Rats". It really gets you psyched up to try some long difficult shots. I can't wait to see the movie. Now I want both a Mosin and a Mauser. [sniper]
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 7:55:54 PM EST
I'm with Steve and SS109 - "War of the Rats" rocks, and it ain't about snipers in love.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 7:58:32 PM EST
It's gonna be great to watch a decent film on shooting. Can you imagine how awesome a film would be on Carlos Hathcock with Speilberg directing?
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 8:37:15 PM EST
Wow! I almost forgot it started tonight! I am going to have to rush out an see it this weekend!
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 8:52:21 PM EST
HELL YES I am!!! There is a whole group of people I know who are stoked about this movie!
Link Posted: 3/3/2001 5:31:17 AM EST
Just saw the previews today. Looks really kick ass. Definitely have to see it.
Link Posted: 3/3/2001 6:00:36 AM EST
Sodie, the movie does not open until March 16th. You will just have to settle with the online trailer and "war of the rats" until you can see it.
Link Posted: 3/4/2001 4:15:09 PM EST
Great Book, I hope the movies is as good.
Link Posted: 3/4/2001 4:22:03 PM EST
Can't wait to see it. I've got a buddy who is a dead ringer for Ed Harris and we are going to see the movie as soon as it is released. The funny part about this is my pal is an avid shooter who competes quite a bit. He is a former Marine whose son is now also a Marine.
Link Posted: 3/4/2001 4:40:03 PM EST
It looks like it is going to be good, can't wait to see it. Sounds like I am going to have to check out that book.
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