This week's theme from Wandering Through the Shelves is movies about World War 1. I bet all of us could name 10 movies we enjoy about WWII before we could name 3 about WWI, right? This is actually tough to think about. This one doesn't get dramatized as much. So this week, I'm sharing the three WWI movies that I know for sure I've seen. (I know, sad)
1) The White Ribbon
Of these three films, this is the most recent one I saw and also the one I actually want to rewatch. This movie was heavy, like really fucking heavy about a small German town right before WWI. I actually stopped it and picked it up the following day because I wasn't in the right mood for it.
2) Joyeux Noel
I saw this at the theater in the Mall of America when I ended up getting stranded in Minneapolis after a cancelled flight. The film itself was a bit flimsy, but the acting was great. It's about various soldiers in WWI that call a truce on Christmas Eve.
This movie was about fighter pilots in WWI, and honestly, I don't remember shit from it. I saw it because James Franco was in it. 2006 was a bad year for him by the way. Flyboys, Annapolis, Tristan + Isolde, saw them all. Still couldn't tell you a thing about them.