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Questions about Himmelstoss!
« on: February 18, 2007, 07:59:10 PM »

  In the Movies All Quiet on the Western front, Why is Himmelstoss a Corporal in the remake and a Sergeant in the Original?

 In the original film why is Himmelstoss wearing a helmet with a missing air vent lug?

In both films why is Himmelstoss always shouting about obeying him as "your superior officer" when he is an Enlisted man?

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Re: Questions about Himmelstoss!
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2007, 08:32:12 PM »
In the Movies All Quiet on the Western Front, Why is Himmelstoss a Corporal in the remake and a Sergeant in the Original?
Because of how they translate the title of his rank. Some (the remake in particular) use British conventions and they would call him a corporal. Here, we'd call him a Sgt. I think. Also, a goodly chunk of the problem is that they're movies and Hollywierd doesn't much care for authenticity... Have you watched Flyboys yet? Great movie... however comma, I love how the Germans are all evyil and do heinous stuff and the good allies never do :-0

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In the original film why is Himmelstoss wearing a helmet with a missing air vent
In the real world, I'd say it got knocked off somewhere. As it's a movie, that's probably what the prop department had that fit his head. For a reenactor, it looks "salty."

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In both films why is Himmelstoss always shouting about obeying him as "your superior officer" when he is an Enlisted man?
I'd say, mostly because it's a movie and movie geeks don't get the differences between occifers and enlistoids.
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Re: Questions about Himmelstoss!
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Re: Questions about Himmelstoss!
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007, 10:51:48 PM »
So, Herr Dietz, whereforart thou? No postings, so quiet... over on the Trenchline? Post here too!
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