Skip to content

Heroes that saved European art treasures during World War II remembered in 'The Monuments Men'

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
2/7/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Opening today, epic stars George Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett

The new epic, "The Monuments Men" opening in movie theaters nationwide, tells a little known story about the Allies in World War II. The film tells the story of a group of allied art experts tasked with recovering and rescuing paintings, sculptures and millions of other works stolen by the Nazis. While not soldiers, these fearless men - played by actors George Clooney and Matt Damon, head straight for the front lines in their quest to preserve centuries' worth of beauty and to restore them to its rightful owners.

Actor George Clooney also stepped behind the camera to direct 'The Monuments Men,' a World War II thriller that opens in theaters nationwide today.

Actor George Clooney also stepped behind the camera to direct "The Monuments Men," a World War II thriller that opens in theaters nationwide today.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
2/7/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Movies

Keywords: The Monuments Men, George Clooney, art, Nazis, World War II


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - released by Columbia Pictures and Fox 2000 Pictures, "The Monuments Men" mirrors the life Christians are called to live. Followers of God are likewise faced with a ruthless enemy whose goal is to steal, kill and destroy. Like the U.S, government commissions them to do, God asks Christians to enter the battle living for a greater and nobler purpose than self-preservation, being willing to make even the ultimate sacrifice in serving others.

The film is directed by Clooney and also stars Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban and Hugh Bonneville. The screenplay is by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.

Wear your faith with pride -- by going here.

"The Monuments Men" poses a very intriguing question on the value of art and culture and its importance to humanity.

"Clooney looks to the grammar of World War II thrillers, caper comedies and standard sentimental uplift to tell [his] story," the Washington Post review says. "Rather than a ragtag team of misfits and rejects, these were gentlemen and scholars tasked with preventing Adolf Hitler from amassing the masterpieces of Western art for his planned Fuhrer Museum; as the war came to a close, their mission shifted to saving those works from destruction - or confiscation by the Soviet army, which intended to abscond with them as early reparations."

"Ever the shrewd captain, Clooney has assembled his own cast of men who are monuments: John Goodman, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and 'The Artist's' Jean Dujardin play the team members, with an assist from Cate Blanchett as a woman working in Paris's Jeu De Paume museum. The group's most poignant figure, a Jewish soldier from New Jersey who harbors a special connection to a particular Rembrandt painting, is played by the least well-known cast member, Dimitri Leonidis."

"The Monuments Men" is rated PG-13 for scenes of smoking and wartime violence.

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for OCTOBER 2017
Workers and the Unemployed.
That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.


Comments


More Movies

'Annabelle: Creation': Catholic Exorcist discusses power of hit horror film and evil Watch

Image of 'Annabelle: Creation' released into theaters on Aug. 11.

What children read, what they see on the screen, can inspire them toward greater faithfulness. Conversely, Father Robert warns, it can lead ... continue reading


The Vatican has a list of films you should see. Some of these will surprise you! Watch

Image of The Vatican has a list of films it thinks you should see.

Ever felt like there is nothing worthwhile to watch? You might want to check out the Vatican's list of 'Some Important Films'.In 1995, Pope ... continue reading


Lesbian Nuns?! Hollywood director to create smut film disgracing Catholic Church Watch

Image of Paul Verhoeven is making another smut film Christians would do well to avoid.

Desperate to remain relevant and make money, the movie industry is preparing to release a smutty film about lesbian nuns with mystical ... continue reading


What 2017 releases will YOU watch this summer? - A FULL LIST of summer releases Watch

Image of What amazing films will hit theaters this summer?

This summer some pretty amazing movies are going to hit theaters, so which ones are YOU excited about? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


New Series Connecting Heaven and Earth To Be Released During Holy Week

Image of City of Saints will be released online during Holy Week.

From the Norbertines of St. Michael's Abbey and Chuck Kinnane, director of The Human Experience, Child 31, and Generation Hope, comes a new ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

Catholic Online MasterClass
Learn from experts

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Catholic Media Missionaries
The New Evangelization

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.