Friday, February 7, 2014

The Elephant In The Room

I had absolutely NO IDEA whatsoever that something like this happen in history...why was I not taught this instead of...cough...some dude...cough,
Christopher...claiming to find a land with "people" I might add not "savages" already living there! Seriously?

As a photographer, there is not only a love for being behind the camera and capturing images and moment; freezing them in time but also to witness the work of others and marvel. Both in the form of still, animation and of course, cinematography; movies.

While promoting products is not my thing and probably will not happen again on my blog; this is not so much as a plug to promote a movie as it is a push to educate and inform on an important (and unknown) piece of history. So yeah, I'll say it...go watch it. I know I will.
The movie poster based on a true events
Image via Forbes website

Photo via Parade magazine website
Actual photograph of the real Monument Men

Oh, watch what? You wonder and how did I find out about this missing part of history; GMA, Good Morning America...? I like them on Facebook and get some pretty interesting media post from time to time. This is one of those times. Don't get me wrong. I should be a clear in saying, this is not the first time I heard about this movie. I did see the trailer when I went to see another movie. But at the time, of course, I could not share a link and had no reason, it was only a movie trailer. I also did not know at the time when I watch the trailer which I infer to be a possible good war drama with some comedy but had had no idea at all that it was a based on an actual event! That, was the clincher for sharing the movie and interview with the cast done on GMA.
Click (the words) link below to see the missing but very good history lesson; a clip in the interview.

Monument Men cast interview on GMA

To see the full trailer, click here