Watch: Newsreel Trailer Wants You to Support 'The Monuments Men'
by Ethan Anderton
December 23, 2013
Source: Sony Pictures
"Monuments Men are not selected for their might, but rather, their minds." Though The Monuments Men originally should have been theaters this Oscar season, it's not arriving until February 2014. Thankfully, that's not too far away, and to remind people that the film from director George Clooney (who also stars in the film) is still coming, Sony Pictures has revealed a trailer in the form of a newsreel that used to precede films decades ago. Focusing on the outfit known as The Monuments Men, the reel calls attention to a website asking for your "support," much like the troops of WW II. It's a pretty clever bit of marketing.
Here's the newsreel trailer for George Clooney's The Monuments Men from Sony Pictures:
The Monuments Men is directed by George Clooney (Good Night and Good Luck, The Ides of March) who co-wrote the script with his producing partner Grant Heslov. An adaptation Robert M. Edsel's book of the same name, the film follows the true story of a hand-picked group of art experts chosen by the U.S. government to retrieve artwork stolen by the Nazis. Clooney also stars in the film along with an impressive cast including Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban and Hugh Bonneville. Columbia Pictures releases the film on February 7th early next year. Looking good?
DAVIDPD on Dec 23, 2013
Why didn't this movie get an earlier release? Can't wait to see it.
Quanah on Dec 23, 2013
It's interesting that they would use this angle to market the film: WWII stolen art has recently become an issue again after a bunch of art collections were discovered in Europe that had likely been stolen from Jews during the Nazi era. Various legal entanglements have so far allowed the profiteers to keep much of the art. I wonder if that phone number is actually a functioning hotline. It very well may be, since they make sure to call it "stolen art" and not "destroyed art", which is what the movie seems to be more about.
Boiler Bro Joe on Dec 24, 2013
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