Friday, October 11, 2013

Upcoming movie about rescuing art stolen during WWII

Here's a trailer for an star-studded Hollywood movie about the people who rescued stolen art during World War II. (link to video)

6 comments:

Ezra Suko said...

Just saw this trailer in the theater tonight. Looks like a good one.

Sam G said...

Bill Murray?! I'm there!

Carol said...

Did anyone see the riveting film "The Rape of Europa" that was on PBS in 2008 about this same group of men and their rescue of the stolen art? Breathtaking.
http://www.pbs.org/therapeofeuropa/

Katherine said...

Looks good. I like Matt Damon.

At first I thought it was about this:

http://delphine-angua.blogspot.co.nz/2008/05/curator-by-miller-williams-we-thought.html

Vicki said...

In a French movie from around 1967 called "A Man and A Woman", the eponymous characters are conversing, and this is said: "Life is more important than art." "You mean that if the house is burning, you should save the cat rather than the Rembrandt." "Yes."
I have thought about those words many times since then. I do believe that Life is more important than Art, but does it really come down to that?
Judging from the trailer, this movie seems to be holding, somewhat exaggeratedly, to the opposite point: that saving great art is tied to the saving of what ties our whole culture to its soul. And therefore, saving these paintings is worth losing lives for.
I don't know. It would seem to me that neither of these extremes is exactly right.
I'd be interested in what other people think.

Gene Snyder said...

Hey Jim!

Here is an excellent book about saving the art in Europe during WWII. It's called "The Venus Fixers".

http://www.amazon.com/Venus-Fixers-Remarkable-Monuments-Officers/dp/0312429908/ref=la_B001PYX548_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382060744&sr=1-1

Enjoy!
-Gene