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Stalingrad director to helm The Odyssey adaptation for Warner Bros.

STALINGRAD director Fedor Bondarchuk and Warner Bros. are teaming up for a new project. Deadline has learned Bondarchuck has been hired by the studio to direct ODYSSEUS , an adaptation of Homer's epic poem The Odyssey . It's being described as a "large-scale film," meaning he'll have quite a bit more money to work with compared to the $30 million budget he...
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Review: Stalingrad

PLOT: A rag-tag group of Russian soldiers fighting in the battle of Stalingrad, hole-up in a decimated apartment block where they find a young woman, Katya (Maria Smolnikova). Their interactions with her give the men back a sense of their humanity, which they had to suppress for war, but with a determined German officer ( Thomas Kretschmann ) hot on their trail, the men must...
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A film veteran remembers: my top five war films

It would probably be more apropos if this editorial focused on "films that explore the veteran experience" or some such category more specific to yesterday's importance.  But I haven't seen a wide enough selection of films which cover that topic, so my list would hardly be anything close to a qualified or considered opinion.  So here's what I'm going to do - part of Veterans Day is,...
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