‘Monuments Men’: Saving Art from the Nazis

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Here’s a World War II story we haven’t heard before: the Monuments Men were a group of art curators and historians tasked by FDR with preventing the destruction of cultural landmarks during the Allied invasion and later recovering works of art stolen by the Nazis.

Robert M. Edsel wrote a fascinating history book about their efforts and now George Clooney has written, directed and stars in a new movie based on that book. Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and Bob Balaban round out the cast.

The first trailer for the movie just debuted online and the movie is due in theaters this Christmas. Clooney produced last year’s Best Picture Oscar winner Argo and this looks like the same kind of compelling, based-on-a-true-story take on a familiar subject.

10 Comments on "‘Monuments Men’: Saving Art from the Nazis"

  1. one more feather in the hat of La la land wannabes

  2. So, would they have qualified for the drone combat medal?

  3. Be looking to see it. It may be interesting and worth seeing.

  4. Yes, actors, directors and producers do a critical job for our country. We cannot live without them. WoW! Do you liberals ever hear what you say? Bud, I appreciate that you have been there. I appreciate that you spent several years in the Entertainment industry pretending to be something other than you are or managing others in being something other than they are. As for me, I did a real for several years that had real impact. I am a retired Navy Aviation Maintenance Officer.

  5. soxfaninatl | August 11, 2013 at 8:05 am |

    No fanatical fundamental Jihadists are the greatest disaster for mankind.

  6. George Gouker | August 11, 2013 at 8:51 am |

    Just watched the trailer, loved what I’ve seen so far, can’t wait to see the full movie! December can’t get here fast enough!

  7. greg mitchell | August 12, 2013 at 11:33 am |

    another ‘Nazi’ movie

  8. Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and Bob Balaban round out the cast.

  9. Here’s a World War II story we haven’t heard before: the Monuments Men were a group of art curators and historians tasked by FDR with preventing the destruction of cultural landmarks during the Allied invasion and later recovering works of art stolen by the Nazis.

  10. I appreciate that you spent several years in the Entertainment industry pretending to be something other than you are or managing others in being something other than they are.

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