Thanks. I do take your point that a film on this subject is preferable to many other subjects that defy logic as to how a script on teen age mutant what evers and such attracted financing and became a film. Such films are to make money, especially in Hollywood. I understand all of that quite well.
My point is that the old films are still around, and one can see them easily too, and they are just better.
However, I am a grumpy old man, who misses the real people in such films, who are all now dead.
I watched Liebe 47 from 1949 last night, based on Borchert's Draussen vor der Tuer, and it was a remarkable film.
02-05-2014 03:35 AM
Here is a scene from this movie and I will take Karl John any day over the slick handsome men of today.
Liebe 47 - Beckmanns Kabarett - YouTube
The Arndt Verlag people have used most of these images. Their books are widely available in Germany.
I do not endorse these books because of their apologia, but they have used most of the Jaeger images.
Made it to the film today - The Monuments Men . . . was expecting to be disappointed . . . but happily, I will say - I was very pleased. For anyone that has followed this story over the years, and appreciates the expanse of this far corner of history . . . it will be a nice treat. The film may not have been an event of "epical" proportion - but it was a wonderful step in the right direction, and a great credit to the MFA&A for my eyes. My experience tell's me . . . for anyone [or any WW2 historian] that has studied [and enjoyed] art and it's history, has been deep into the mines mentioned in this film, visited the Louvre, or simply made a visit to a great art museum - this film will be great fun. For those that have no great appreciation for art, and only find excitement in scenes rooted in combat, you will be disappointed - it will not be for you, and it would be best to wait for something else.