Sunday, December 15, 2013

SPOTLIGHT ON HISTORICAL WORLD WAR II ACTION DRAMA 'THE MONUMENTS MEN' WITH GEORGE CLOONEY, CATE BLANCHETT, JOHN GOODMAN, BILL MURRAY, HUGH BONNEVILLE, MATT DAMON, JEAN DUJARDIN!

THE MONUMENTS MEN
SAVING ART FROM THE NAZIS
Human lives are the most important, but how important are human achievements? In the times of peril and danger would you risk your life to save works of art, the cultural heritage nurtured and admired for hundreds of years, in order to save what the foundations of civilization and society are? This is what THE MONUMENTS MEN actually did in World War II and you will watch their story in historical action which opens up in cinemas next February starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett!

MONUMENTAL STORY
 GREATEST ART HEIST IN HISTORY
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, THE MONUMENTS MEN is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as THE MONUMENTS MEN, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect mankind's greatest achievements.

MONUMENTAL TIDBITS
GEORGE CLOONEY & CATE BLANCHETT
Beside George Clooney and Cate Blanchett who lead the cast (this is their second time to act together in a war movie after THE GOOD GERMAN), the movie also has Bill Murray, John Goodman, French star Jean Dujardin, DOWNTON ABBEY star Hugh Bonneville and Matt Damon (the role was originally meant for Daniel Craig). THE MONUMENTS MEN are both directed and written by Clooney who based the story of the film on the book 'The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History' by Robert M. Edsel! Thousands of extras were used in some of the military scenes!

30 comments:

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    1. I imagine the wargamers will hugely love it!

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  2. This sounds rather good and a brill cast as well!

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  3. A must see for me! Looks very interesting!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  4. My Rare One and I are both really looking forward to this movie!

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  5. I like the premise of the film and although I was aware that there were men charged with this duty, I don't know their personal stories. Looking forward to it.

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    1. Should be an interesting take on this historical story, Annzie. And I'm interested to see how they will handle comedy elements with some gruesome war moments without being unsubtle and offensive

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    1. based on a great book by Mr. Robert Edsel, whom I want to thank for favouriting our post over at Twitter!

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  7. I like the sound of this,nice one Dez!

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  8. I want to see this. It's the first time I've heard about this piece of history.

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    1. it is intriguing, isn't it, Sandra?

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  9. I saw that "The monuments men" is one of the most awaited movies in 2014. I hope it lives up to the hype.

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    1. Could be a good one, it was supposed to open up in cinemas this month but was moved to next year because the special effects weren't done, which is strange, since they are now out of the run for any awards

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  10. The Monuments Men looks terrific. I saw the trailer last time I went to the movies. I'm sure it'll have a huge draw.

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  11. Don't know whether I shall see it or not, but I'm sure with its outstanding cast, it should be a good film.

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    1. Hope Cate Blanchett wins an Oscar next year for BLUE VALENTINE role, she is already on the winning streak with it :)

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  12. I am really looking forward to The Monuments Men. My hubs has a small man crush on Matt Damon, so I would have to catch it regardless. Glad it's one I'm actually looking forward to!

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    1. I cannot stand Damon's arrogance, but I know some people like him for reasons unknown :)

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  13. What an amazing cast. I want to see this.

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  14. Darling, shouldn't you have another post up? Are yo okay?

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    1. No, dear, I usually leave the Monday post for your early morning instead of posting it on European Sunday Evening :) The same goes for Tuesday posts which I post on Monday evening. But Wednesday, Thursday and Friday posts are posted evening before here in Europe :)

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