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The Monuments men

DVD - 2014 DVD War Monuments 3 On Shelf 1 request on 6 copies Community Rating: 3.7 out of 5

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Call Number: DVD War Monuments
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Pittsfield Branch, Westgate Branch

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Downtown 1st Floor DVD War Monuments Downtown Library Due 08-24-2019
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Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.
Special features: George Clooney's mission; Marshalling the troops.
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban, Jean Dujardin.
An unlikely World War II platoon has been tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. With the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could they possibly succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time, they would risk their lives to protect mankind's greatest achievements.
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital.
Contents: Monuments men.

COMMUNITY REVIEWS

Thumbs Up submitted by Beth Manuel on June 13, 2014, 10:01pm I wasn't sure if I would like this film because I didn't know what it was about. As it turned out it was good, the acting was worth watching. I learned something about the recovery of these priceless works of art, too. George Clooney did a fine job directing, writing the screen play and starring in this film.

Read the book! submitted by airgood on July 7, 2014, 4:37pm The movie is pretty good though it strays from the actual events. It felt as though a lot of the fictional drama detracted from the seriousness and enormity of what truly happened. It's an enjoyable movie, but the book is infinitely better!

it was ok submitted by jjdijkstra81 on July 19, 2014, 1:17pm Just okay. Love the actors of course. Basically a treasure hunt for art.

great cast submitted by j mckinley on August 31, 2015, 10:20am Not too sure about this one. The cast is great. The story didnt seem to follow too closely to the real events. Some dialogue felt off, like not believable. It was good for making the situation that the real people this happened is more widely known.

Important part of history submitted by Xris on July 6, 2018, 6:12pm I'm glad George Clooney took the time to show the work that people did to save art from being destroyed in WWII. I didn't know that this division of the military existed and I'm happy to have learned about it. I especially enjoyed the extras, where they had the actual Monuments Men and their interviews. :)

The Monuments Men dvd submitted by a2sue on July 21, 2019, 6:08pm The dvd of The Monuments Men was interesting in some ways, but a little slow in other parts. I'd give it a so-so recommendation.