It might have benefited Clooney and [co-writer Grant] Heslov to spend a little more time on the set-up and less on the saving-the-art scenes, which grow a bit logy and repetitive.
The Germans built floors, walls, and shelving as well as a workshop deep in the chambers. They summoned the only Monuments Man for the job, George Stout, who had pioneered new techniques of art conservation before the war working at Harvard's Fogg Museum.
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And the ones he got often broke down. By the time Eigruber learned, it was too late. During the Nazi period, a huge number of European art treasures pillaged by the Germans had been stored in the Altaussee salt mine near the town of Bad Aussee. It was an impossible order. A contingent of several hundred Monuments Men and Women remained in Germany, Austria, Italy, and Japan for years after the conclusion of hostilities to coordinate the return of stolen works of art and other cultural objects to the countries from which they had been stolen. Some of these are more exciting than others — but they do not add up to a satisfying plot. The complex series of tunnels had been mined by the same families for 3, years, as Stout noted in his journal. This is presented as set up at Clooney's [Stokes'] initiative after the bombing of Monte Cassino so, after February Not every critic has dismissed the film, however.
In her book, Nicholas says Stout, during just more than a year in Europe, had taken one and a half days off. On May 3, days before Posey and Kirstein entered, the local miners removed the crates with the large bombs. When the Americans arrived, his information helped them capture several eminent Nazis.
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From through earlya stream of trucks transported tons of treasures into the tunnels. As well as co-writing and directing — his fifth stint behind the camera — Clooney portrays Frank Stokes, based on the US army officer and leading art conservationist, George Stout, who repatriated tens of thousands of pieces of art from the Nazis.
There wasn't enough packing material. This is presented as set up at Clooney's [Stokes'] initiative after the bombing of Monte Cassino so, after February
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