'The Monuments Men': My brush with moviemaking

  • Article by: Lucia Wilkes Smith
  • Updated: February 10, 2014 - 6:19 PM

I get it: It’s not a documentary. But there’s that local, real-life angle I wish it could have portrayed.

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davehougFeb. 10, 14 7:01 PM

Let's hope those who care read the books and those who know start a conversation.

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Average JoeFeb. 10, 14 9:20 PM

I look forward to the books. The movie was disappointing...and that was before I learned about about Walter Huchthausen.

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BallFourFeb. 10, 1410:59 PM

Long way to get to a point, but I guess the writer wanted us to know she spoke to Clooney. The real story is often better than the film, but film writing is a formula, and it's usually followed. in the right hands, I suspect Walter's story is just as good.

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gardengurlFeb. 11, 14 7:28 AM

Because of this movie millions of people are learning about a chapter in history they knew nothing about. If this story had been told as a documentary, I guarantee its audience would have been far smaller.

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akornFeb. 11, 1410:02 AM

The standard mantra in a case like this is "Yeah, Hollywood is going to rewrite it to make it entertaining, but at least now we know about a chapter of history that we otherwise never even heard of..."

To which my response would be, if Hollywood is going represent an episode in history with embellishments, biases and outright fabrications, maybe we were better off when we knew nothing about it in the first place.

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jgmanciniFeb. 11, 1410:42 AM

"Long way to get to a point, but I guess the writer wanted us to know she spoke to Clooney."----------She didn't seem all that starstruck. I thought she was trying to understand why Walter's story had to be altered or obfuscated. By Clooney. He was the writer, producer, director, and star, after all. I'm glad she let us know about him, even if "Hollywood" felt they "needed a Frenchman."

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alansonFeb. 11, 1411:59 AM

It's a bomb.

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bullerfFeb. 11, 14 2:29 PM

Make your own movie if you don't like this one.

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lee4713Feb. 13, 14 7:58 AM

There is quite a bit of interest in the book, which bodes well for people finding out the story behind the movie and perhaps wanting to read even more about it.

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