Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Unbroken: The Movie Trailer

Louis Zamperini (1917-2014)
Because it seems like Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken has been on the New York Times Non-fiction Best Seller list forever, I suspect that many of you already know the Louis Zamperini story.  Zamperini, who died on July 2, 2014 at the age of 97, was the young Californian who placed eighth in the 5000-meter finals of the 1936 Olympics.  That may not sound like all that much, but Zamperini's final lap was so extraordinarily fast that the infamous Adolph Hitler demanded a personal audience with him.  

World War II would, of course, interrupt Zamperini's running career, and it is what happened to him as a Japanese prisoner-of-war that makes his story so very inspiring.  (And it is wonderful that Louis lived long enough to see for himself just how inspiring his life could be to others.)

Following up on the success of Hillenbrand's wonderful book, comes the movie readers hoped for, and it appears from this brief trailer that they got it right.

 I am looking forward to this one.

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