The Book Thief Soundtrack
Here is one small fact: you are going to die.
The Book Thief Soundtrack
One was a book thief. The other stole the sky.
Ok, so I’m going to repeat myself and mention that there are certainly going to be mild spoilers but I figure the film has been out a while so anyone who wants to see it has seen it and the book has been out forever so yeah.
Firstly, having watched many reviews of this film myself, the most common criticism I see is that the “sugar coated” the violence. I don’t agree in the slightest. I don’t think every Holocaust movie has to include graphic violence. I fully understood how horrific each situation was without having to be shown it in full detail. I think it was done quite tastefully and can also be shown to a younger audience due to the lack of gory detail.
I also saw a few people comment on how everything was very “convenient”, in particular, when they hide Max under the Nazi flag and the officer doesn’t check underneath. THAT WAS THE POINT, IT IS SYMBOLIC. This deviates from the book, but the book uses the same sense of symbolism earlier in the story. In the book, Max carries Mein Kampf with him when travelling to the Hubermann’s house in order to avoid detection. The soldiers are looking for obvious signs and won’t approach someone holding such a book. The film shows Max underneath the Nazi flag. The officer isn’t going to check under the flag. Why? Because he’s not very suspicious anyway, but who would hide a Jew under their flag? Not many people.
The last criticism I would like to address is the accents. I myself saw it for the second time with several people who asked why they had to have the German accents to show that they were in Germany. I quite liked it. It’s not a German film, so they’re obviously not going to speak in German and have subtitles. But by having the accents, they added a little flavour to the film. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas had actors portraying Germans, but speaking with their native English accents. Many people who saw it at the time tore it apart for doing this, asking why they were playing Germans without the accents. It didn’t take away from the film for me, but for others it did. You can’t please everyone, obviously.
I love the book and love the film, I thought they did a wonderful job adapting it to the screen. I just thought I’d mention these because it was bothering me that so many people complained about them.
Google is definitely a woman, it starts suggesting things before you can even finish your sentence.
That must mean Bing is a man, tries to convince people it’s superior and does a horrible job with pleasing its user.
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