Monday, May 28, 2007
The Good German
Four months after the 2006 Oscar nominees were announced, I have finally seen all of the nominated films. The Good German was nominated for Best Original Musical Score. This film did not play in a theater near me before the Oscar ceremonies, so I waited for the DVD release. This is an OK war film. In Steven Soderbergh's signature muted tones (in this case, black and white) we explore post World War II political corruption in Berlin. George Clooney, Cate Blanchete and Toby Maguire give it their all. I thought I would like this film more, but the most memorable facet, for me, is the music. A contemplative look at this period in history.