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They Don't Make'm Like That Anymore

2007-06-08 19:42:55.451674+00 by petronius 2 comments

Hat tip to Instapundit: A Youtube of Comrade Stalin arriving in Berlin to the cheers of Red Army Men and released prisoners. Of course, it never happened, that's an actor and its a recreation for a Soviet blockbuster: The Fall of Berlin, which was shot on captured German AgfaChrome stock. According to the blurb, the film even includes Stalin giving advice to a lovelorn Stakhonovite.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-06-08 19:59:40.219266+00 by: Dan Lyke

Wow. Speilberg would love to have the budgets to wrangle that many extras.

And all I could find of Bush's visit to Baghdad was thirteen seconds with no soundtrack.

On other fronts, Hitler receiving the news that his modded XBox has cost him his Live account makes me want to see "Downfall".

#Comment Re: made: 2007-06-09 19:47:33.655938+00 by: petronius [edit history]

The Russkies were always good with crowd scenes. In the 60s they did War and Peace up right, with borrowed Red Army Divisions playing the French, and access to museums to dress the sets. There is a 5 minute long helicopter shot in a straight line over the retreating Grand Armee that is stupefying. The shortened version released in the US was shown in two parts on alternate weeks, 3 hours each. It is claimed that in today's money the budget would be over a billion bucks.

Also, Downfall is amazing. See it at all costs.