Friday, August 23, 2013

Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffith in---Shining Through

This is one of my favorite movies because of Michael Douglas---no one can outshine him especially in this movie. He is that man that every woman wants. The kind of man who will stop at nothing to save the woman he loves. And, besides “Buffalo Girls” this is my favorite Melanie Griffith movies. She is young and beautiful as makes one hold their breath as she ventures into harm’s way.

The movie begins in 1940 when Adolf Hitler--- was the leader of the Nazi Party---he was born in Austria in 1889 and was a German politician. His gold was to start a New Order of total Nazi German supremacy in Europe. When Hitler’s forces invaded Poland it began World War II. This is the background of this movie.

A young woman named Linda Voss (Melanie Griffith) begins a new job at a New York Law Firm in 1940. She speaks fluent German as she is of Irish/German-Jewish descent.

Linda is first put in a pool with a lot of other girls, but being intelligent she makes sure Ed Leland (Michael Douglas) knows she can speak German. Consequently, she becomes an assistant/translator to Ed Leland. 

He is a man who is serious and never smiles, but that does not put off Linda as she is determined to make a difference in the world. She loves movies and attends as often as possible. And, with her movie knowledge she has figured out that Ed Leland is more than he appears. That he is a spy working for the United States securing information which will help in the war efforts.

Soon they become more than employer and employee---they become lovers. She is totally in love with him, but he makes one wonder if he really loves her or if he is afraid to love anyone because of the war.

What happened next is Ed Leland is called to duty and has to leave the war department. Linda is alone and distressed and is now just another employee in the war department. She cannot find out anything about him or where he is or if he is alive or not. Then, as suddenly as he appeared he returns.

I do not want to spoil the movie for you---so I will stop here and tell you the excitement is just beginning for Leland, Linda and the ones she will meet while on her assignment as a spy to uncover information from Nazi German Officers.  

In order to do the assignment she becomes a nanny for a German officer Franze-Otto Dietrich (Liam Neeson) This is a movie of love, intrigue, romance, mystery, sorrow, trust and unworthy of trust, and, this is why I say it is a great movie.

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