Stalingrad political vulgarities...care to explain.
For example the devilish German officer whose one and only task in the movie is to be evil...
Also when during the travel by train the Private offends the Officer by telling him: You will die, I will survive. This is completeley ahistorical nonsense, no soldier of WW II did such thing. The director of the movie seems to have felt the pressure to make the German officers the guilty ones, so that the Privates could get some empathy by the public.
This I mean by "political vulgarities". Maybe it is not a good expression for what I mean: ideological phrases, political correct statements, black and white, to whitewash the movie of the accuse of being not anti-war or anti-nazi enough, because otherwise the movie would get into problems, and certainly its director.
Also wasn't Dogs do you want to live forever a film rife with propaganda of the times.
It certainly was superficial about the cruelty of war, but quite correct in the portray and atmosphere of the army communication and the "normal front life". Also quite correct in telling the operational and tactical situations. Remember that normal experience of war was not sensational fighting or cruelties, but a quite boring waiting for action, and dealing with the military bureaucracy.
Movies like Enemy at the Gates have nothing to do with history, in comparison to that you can call "Dogs do you want to live forever" a documentary movie.
< Message edited by Tauroggen -- 6/19/2012 1:13:53 AM >