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    Quote Originally Posted by Buliwyf
    Not sure what to think!

    Altough I don't take some sites seriously. I've been to many of those skull measuring fetishist sites based on the work of a couple of fossilized Anglo-Saxons who portray Dinarids as Swarthy Semitic hybrids or East Baltids as semi-Mongoloids with round races and snub noses!
    Absolutely.

    I largely employ the terms as convenient points of reference. (As I did originally on this thread). I sometimes feel that it is simply much easier to use national/regional stereotypes to describe people. Unfortunately, with the massive gene flow of the past century, due to increasing urbanisation, even these terms are becoming largely meaningless.

    I'm not saying that the discipline should be abandoned altogether, as it obviously fills a much needed gap. But I've yet to be convinced that, when someone employs a term like 'Dinarid', they really uneqivocally know what they mean. (I still think they mean "swarthy Levantines" )

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuddorsped
    Absolutely.

    I largely employ the terms as convenient points of reference. (As I did originally on this thread). I sometimes feel that it is simply much easier to use national/regional stereotypes to describe people. Unfortunately, with the massive gene flow of the past century, due to increasing urbanisation, even these terms are becoming largely meaningless.

    I'm not saying that the discipline should be abandoned altogether, as it obviously fills a much needed gap. But I've yet to be convinced that, when someone employs a term like 'Dinarid', they really uneqivocally know what they mean. (I still think they mean "swarthy Levantines" )
    Out of curiosity, how old is McCullough and Coon's research on European sub-races?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buliwyf
    Out of curiosity, how old is McCullough and Coon's research on European sub-races?
    Comparatively recent. Coon died in the 80s. But he was somewhat of a maverick in the Post War academic world, to say the least. Did you know that he was in the OSS in North Africa dring WW2? Was wounded several times. Fascinating chap.

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    Oh well, back to topic

    I happen to have this flick as DVD, and I dare to say it's hardly worth the 6,90 € I spent on it eyes:

    It is amazing how Hollywood is able to spend lots and lots of $ to produce a film which is quite accurate in scenery and has excellent special effects, but then the main thing, the story and acting are complete shyte, raping the history and memory of soldiers fighting on both sides. Anti-European describes this film quite well. Not to mention how the actors spoke. Both Russians and Germans spoke American and British accents, depending on the origin of actor/actress.

    Enemy at the Gates did have some priceless scenes, like one of the weirdest sex-scenes in film history, Tania and Vasili having sex as quietly as possible in the middle of sleeping soldiers...

    My rating in the scale of 1-10 would be 2+, points from landscapes and special effects, + from the sex scene

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louhi
    + from the sex scene
    I know what kind of tapes I'm getting you for you birthday then....2001:
    -smil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louhi
    Enemy at the Gates did have some priceless scenes, like one of the weirdest sex-scenes in film history, Tania and Vasili having sex as quietly as possible in the middle of sleeping soldiers...
    Hahaha, I remember this scene. 'Tis not your usual sex scene though, this is true!

    Quote Originally Posted by Louhi
    My rating in the scale of 1-10 would be 2+, points from landscapes and special effects, + from the sex scene
    :O ing:

    It was entertaining at times, if you swtich your brain off first.. though perhaps I should revisit it for this sex scene :suomut:

    edit: Anyone else find the painful irony in this?
    Quote Originally Posted by me
    swtich your brain off
    00000: Need more sleep.

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    Looks like I should have never mentioned anything about the sex scene :speechles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louhi
    Looks like I should have never mentioned anything about the sex scene :speechles
    :laugh: Nonsense, we're just having fun..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louhi
    Looks like I should have never mentioned anything about the sex scene :speechles

    Don't mind us, we're just a bunch of sad 8: nerds.

    :chatten:

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