Thursday, February 19, 2009

Valkyrie is not a documentary: director

Los Angeles, Feb 20 (PTI) Director Bryan Singer has denied that his Nazi war drama "Valkyrie" starring actor Tom Cruise is a documentary.
"We weren't making a documentary. The important thing was getting the truth of the story across in the most engaging way," said Singer.

The director of Academy award winning film "The Usual Suspects" wanted to depict the determination of the German officers.

"When the film begins, you're transported to this world of German soldiers in the mid-1940s, and the thing that draws you into that world are the characters these proud military men who saw that they had a monstrous leader and felt they had to get rid of him," he said.

Singer first gained widespread attention in 1995 with the mystery thriller 'The Usual Suspects', which won two Academy Awards followed it with three blockbusters 'X-Men', its sequel 'X-Men 2' and 'Superman Returns'.

The director was so fascinated with the story that he began doing his own research, reading extensively about every aspect of life during the Third Reich.

He also met with a number of people who could give him an inside perspective. PTI

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