Saturday, January 21, 2012

My hero: George Clooney turning The Monuments Men into a film

According to the internet sources, George Clooney is allegedly working on writing, directing, and starring in a film based on Robert M. Edsel's book. The Monuments Men chronicled the work done by the special forces of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and soldiers during WWII to prevent the destruction of Europe's cultural property at the hands of the Nazis. 


That kind of war time bad-assery is a natural fit for Hollywood glorification. I am stupid with delight that the actions of these WWII heroes will be brought so far into the mainstream consciousness. So stupid with delight that I promise right now not to complain (too much) about the historical inaccuracies or inconsistencies that are bound to be suffered for the sake of plot because this film could give the public a more immediate and relatable reference point for issues of art crime, provenance, and heritage. At least, more relatable and reliable than Indiana Jones.

I don't know about you, but I know I'll be spending the next few hours figuring out which big time celebrities should be cast based on Edsel's cast of characters. I vote for Michael Fassbender as James Rorimer and Isabelle Huppert as Rose Valland. 


  1. George Clooney has always been my inspiration when I look for men's suits online for my husband. He looks dashing all the time.

  2. It doesn't matter who might play the roles but am interested in the "the historical inaccuracies or inconsistencies" that the film might bring forward...

    1. Sorry - above is my contribution - Guy Marco