Jump to navigation Jump to search For the history, see Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program. The Monuments Men is a 2014 war film directed by George Clooney, and written da Cassino a Hollywood PDF produced by Clooney and Grant Heslov.
Biografia romanzata ispirata alla vita di Andrea Iervolino, produttore cinematografico dall’età di 15 anni, quando realizza il suo primo lungometraggio nella nativa Cassino. A oggi ha prodotto e distribuito 70 film con protagonisti di fama internazionale, fra cui Al Pacino, Antonio Banderas, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Keanu Reeves, Naomi Watts, John Travolta, Andrea Bocelli, Andy Garcia e Raoul Bova. Grazie alla credibilità e alla professionalità che lo contraddistinguono, unite a un profondo sentimento religioso, ha portato per la prima volta sul grande schermo un Pontefice, Papa Francesco, nel ruolo di se stesso. Nel libro si racconta l’intero percorso di Andrea, lavorativo e affettivo, rivelando tutti i pensieri, i dubbi e le insicurezze di un semplice ragazzo di provincia lanciato nel mondo del cinema. Pensieri, dubbi e insicurezze che nascono e si trasformano continuamente in lettere destinate a una misteriosa L…
The film is loosely based on the non-fiction book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. In 1943, the Allies are making good progress driving back the Axis powers in Italy. Frank Stokes persuades President Roosevelt that victory will have little meaning if the artistic treasures of Western civilization are lost. In July 1944, Claire Simone, a curator in occupied France, is forced to assist Nazi officer Viktor Stahl in overseeing the theft of art for either Adolf Hitler’s Führermuseum or as personal property of senior commanders such as Hermann Göring. Stokes’ unit finds its work frustrated by Allied officers in the field, who refuse to endanger their own troops for the sake of his mission. James Granger finds that Simone will not cooperate with those whom she suspects want to confiscate the stolen art for their own country.
The unit splits up to cover more ground, with varying degrees of success. Richard Campbell and Preston Savitz learn that Van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece was removed by the priests of Ghent Cathedral for safekeeping, but their truck was stopped and the panels taken. In December 1944, Walter Garfield and Jean Claude Clermont get lost in the countryside and blunder into a firefight. Clermont is mortally wounded and dies when Garfield is unable to find medical help. Even as the team learns that the artwork is being stored in various mines and castles, it also learns that it must now compete against the Soviet Union, which is seizing artwork as war reparations. Meanwhile, Colonel Wegner is systematically destroying whole art caches. Eventually, the team has some success, as it discovers at least one mine hiding over 16,000 art pieces.
Finally, the team finds a mine in Austria that appears to have been demolished. However, they discover that the entrances were blocked by the locals to prevent the Nazis from destroying the contents. The team evacuates as much artwork as possible, including the sculpture Jeffries died trying to defend, before the Soviets arrive. As the war comes to an end in May 1945, Stokes reports back to President Truman that the team has recovered vast quantities of artwork and various other culturally significant items. As he requests to stay in Europe to oversee further searching and restoration, Truman asks Stokes if his efforts were worth the lives of the men he lost. Frank Stokes, loosely based on George L.
Richard Campbell, loosely based on Ralph Warner Hammett and Robert K. Donald Jeffries, loosely based on Ronald E. Sam Epstein, loosely based on Harry L. Justus von Dohnányi as Viktor Stahl, loosely based on Franz von Wolff-Metternich.
Principal photography began in early March 2013, at the Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam, Germany, in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, and the Harz. The film was originally set to be released on December 18, 2013, and a trailer was released on August 8, 2013. However, on October 22, 2013, the film was pushed back to February 2014, because issues balancing humor with the serious nature of the subject matter caused post-production to take longer than expected. The film was screened on February 7, 2014 at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Monuments Men received mixed reviews from film critics.
240 reviews, with an average score of 5. At Metacritic, another review aggregator, the film has a weighted average score of 52 out of 100, based on 43 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. Peter Travers in Rolling Stone Magazine gave it 3 out of 4 stars, noting that while some of the dialogue and emotions seemed inauthentic, the physical production and cinematography were “exquisite,” with shooting done on locations in Germany and England. Historian Alex von Tunzelmann, writing for The Guardian, noted several historical faults and said of the plot, “If you’re getting the sense that the film is episodic and poorly structured, unfortunately you’d be right”, and “There are far too many characters, so the screenplay splits them up into little groups and sends them off on various errands. The film is based on real events, but the names of all characters were changed, and a number of further adjustments were made to the historical facts in the interests of drama.
Clooney is quoted as saying, “80 percent of the story is still completely true and accurate, and almost all of the scenes happened”. The accounts of some events have, however, been altered to serve the film’s dramatic portrayal of the retrieval of these treasures. During the Nazi period, a huge number of European art treasures pillaged by the Germans had been stored in the Altaussee salt mine near the town of Bad Aussee. In the film, it is stated that ‘local miners’ had blown up the mine to prevent the contents being destroyed. In 1945 a British Special Operations Executive misson, codenamed Bonzos and led by Albrecht Gaiswinkler, was responsible for saving the looted art stored in Austrian salt mines. Nigel Pollard of Swansea University awarded the film only two stars out of five for historical accuracy.
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