Russian movies by American writers?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jayhawk, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. jayhawk

    jayhawk Administrator Staff Member

    Anyone come up with movies about Russians or Russia by American writers that shows Russia in a good light--i.e. not the bad guy, not mafia, not killing and starving it's people etc?

    I'm at loss, except maybe American Tale and Hunt for Red October, but even hunt for red october shows them poorly, short of Connery.
  2. koentjexl

    koentjexl Sophomore Member

    So, Rambo 3 doesn't count? :wink:
  3. jayhawk

    jayhawk Administrator Staff Member

    No, the first 3 answers that satisfy (me) my question get 100 credits each.
  4. koentjexl

    koentjexl Sophomore Member

    Schwarzenegger was a cool cop in Red Heat.

    Is Enemy at the Gates written by American writers?
  5. jayhawk

    jayhawk Administrator Staff Member

    i should have listed enemy at the gates--that was ok, but i'm not sure on the writing. That's the one that started my conversation :)

    red heat is almost completely based in america--looking for more of a russian based movie.
  6. koentjexl

    koentjexl Sophomore Member

    Anastasia, maybe?

    Or "Stalin", with Robert Duvall.

    and if "Ilsa, the Tigress of Siberia" doesn't satisfy... :wink:
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2008
  7. jayhawk

    jayhawk Administrator Staff Member

    anastasia is based off a russian story.

    I'll look up Stalin, never seen it.

    Not sure what Isla, the tigress of siberia" is lol
  8. koentjexl

    koentjexl Sophomore Member

    But the movie was written by Americans.

    I don't think it played in the theaters. Only on tv.

    You should watch more porn. :4:
  9. jayhawk

    jayhawk Administrator Staff Member

    haha, none of those work--NEXT! (stalin was portrayed as pretty evil)
  10. donobieus

    donobieus R1DB Lifer

    Mission to Moscow

    Here is what IMDB says about it:

    Song of Russia is of the same ilk I believe.
  11. AmishFury

    AmishFury New Member Member

    enemy at the gates still casts a somewhat negative image of russians with the "not one step back shoot the traitor" stuff (which only happened in penal units... Vassili Zaitsev was not in such a unit nor was he handed 5 rounds of ammunition and expected to pick up a rifle from a dead soldier he was issued with standard equipment including a weapon (can't remember if he was using a rifle or smg when he first arrived and i can't find my copy of his book to check))

    plus both writers on this one Alain Godard and Jean-Jaques Annaud are french

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