Monday, June 22, 2009

Just saw Valkyrie

I just saw Valkyrie. It's out on DVD.

What a great movie. Not only does it star Tom Cruise, but has a host of brilliant British actors including Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Terence Stamp and more. You can see a full list of everyone here: Valkyrie (IMDB).

I love historical dramas, especially when they are based on actual events. One of the best things about Valkyrie is that it shows us there was a German Resistance against Hitler, something that I had never heard of before this movie was made.

And it shows just how close they came to success. If they had succeeded the war would have ended almost a year earlier and without all the bloodshed and destruction of the last 9 months. I have tremendous admiration for the brave men and women who gave their lives trying to bring down an evil tyrant.

A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

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