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German tanks firing furiously. Wildly

In 1941 he was Germany's hero. His panzer tanks had smashed the British and French forces to smithereens.

enthusiastic German soldiers surround a small, neat officer.

More tank battles. The same man is standing next to Hitler on a balcony, facing cheering crowds.

Soldiers loved him. Women adored him. Hitler made him field marshal.

Hitler's face and Rommel's face in close-up.

Rommel stands isolated in a huge room, downcast.

Three years later he was offered poison or a bullet,

Close-up on his face, dejected but strong.

A military funeral with honors.

then given a hero's funeral by the leader he had betrayed.

This machine-gun fast-opening montage seems appropriate for a film on a soldier such as Rommel. But that kind of explosive opening is only one approach. By way of contrast, it is interesting to look at the start of The Day after Trinity, on the life of Robert Oppenheimer, directed by Jon Else and written by David and Janet Peoples and Jon Else.

Film Making

Film Making

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