Anyway, there's a scene in the movie where Clive Owen goes to visit his government-employed cousin in his fortified, but still chic, compound. The cousin has Michaelangelo's David and Picasso's Guernica which, he explains, he saved from destruction once the world went to crap.It's a tough question. At first you might think it's a question of what work of art is most worth saving. I mean, we're talking hypothetically here, right? So hypothetically, you can fly to Paris, walk into the Louvre, and take Mona Lisa off the wall, put it in its protective case, and then cart it back to your art sanctuary.
Question. What work of art would you save if you could?
But if we were to be true to the situation, it may not be practical to save the Mona Lisa because, well, the world went to crap. Maybe the Mona Lisa is already destroyed. Maybe someone else saved it. So you don't get the Mona Lisa, so you have to choose something else. Another Da Vinci. Maybe something one of the other Ninja Turtles painted.
Or maybe, just maybe, you should stick with what you know and what you have access to. Maybe it's not the most famous painting or the most significant work. But you can save it.
That's why I picked Linda by John DeAndrea. Because if the world goes to shit, me and the Army of Twelve Monkeys can save Linda.
As long as we had access to a truck.
Essay Question: Was Clive Owen's cousin saving the art works for humanity's sake, or the sake of his own ego?