Ep 206: “Munich” (Spielberg, 2005)

September 20, 2022

We attempt to responsibly discuss Spielberg’s “Munich” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, heightening a moment through contrasting camerawork;
  • Story & Writing, questions being raised, contextualizing the film;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

It has perhaps always been the case that the waging of peace is the hardest form of leadership of all.Queen Elizabeth II

Notes & References:
“The Jaunt” short story by Stephen King (GitHub)
“Once” Pestle episode; “Once” opening scene
Damien Rice “O” (album on YouTube); “Volcano”
NPR article on 50th anniversary of the Munich Olympics
“Shia LaBeouf” Live – Rob Cantor

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One comment

  1. Uwe says:

    Great review, thanks guys.

    I agree with what you said about the conflict Eric Bana has about his work, which could at least – since the filmmakers already had the retrospect view – be questionable. In fact, it’s a movie that reminds us subtly about the necessity of due process and the law itself, which are the biggest contributors to peace and freedom.

    You both declared Munich Spielberg’s most serious movie (maybe you used another word but that’s the direction). I would put Lincoln (2012) above that. Gosh, that movie gives you so much insight and realism…about powerlessness and the need to compromise. As Bismarck said: “Laws are like sausages. It is best not to see them being made.” ^^

    Both Munich’s and Lincoln’s messages seems to be “to strengthen the moderates”, in very different ways, though: the first in catharsis of the “villain” and the latter by political tactics, which seems to be the even more problematic way regarding the political system nowadays, even since 2012.

    Can’t wait for Crusade…and maybe the Fabelmans one day.

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