Was it possible to make a good movie out of this story?
Obviously they didn't, the finished film was godawful. But would it have been possible to make a movie about the real-life Monuments Men, if the property had been placed in competent hands?
I'm reading the book now, and am thinking not. The real "Monuments Men" worked separately and were scattered all over Europe, and kept going after the war ended, there was no "Dirty Dozen" style mission with all of them. Is it possible to make a coherent or enjoyable film about people working separately on a common mission?