“Paint the Town Red: Recreating Stalingrad for “Enemy at the Gates”” by Franklin, Bowers, Svedberg and Preston

  • ©Paul Franklin, Jim Bowers, Åsa Svedberg, and Martin Preston

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    Production & Animation

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    Paint the Town Red: Recreating Stalingrad for “Enemy at the Gates”

Session/Category Title:   Death and Destruction


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    “Enemy at the Gates” seeks to recreate the savagery and enormity of the Battle of Stalingrad. For Double Negative, one of the more challenging moments in the film was the sequence depicting a German air raid on the heart of Stalingrad. This called for a travelling aerial view of the ruined city stretching for twenty miles. All buildings would be seen in full 3D, revealing battle damage in great detail.


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