Monuments Men Not Just a Movie

When it comes to Hollywood making movies based on historical events, there is a fine line between fact and fiction. Hyperbole is the nature of mass entertainment. There is no drama lacking in the George Clooney-directed film, The Monuments Men, featuring a star-studded cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Clooney himself. The movie follows true-to-life heroes who band together as soldiers to recover Nazi-looted artwork. The endeavor was called “The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,” according to the subtitle of the non-fiction book from which the movie was adopted.

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