11. Israeli Retribution & Munich (2005)

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Roger Ebert talks to Steven Spielberg: https://web.archive.org/web/20121012031729/http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20051225%2FPEOPLE%2F512250311
Steven Spielberg talks to TIME Magazine: https://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,1137684,00.html
Michael Kahn talks to Cinemontage: https://cinemontage.org/michael-kahn-interview/
Steven Spielberg talks to Spiegel: https://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/spiegel-interview-with-steven-spielberg-i-would-die-for-israel-a-397378-amp.html
Eric Bana talks to IGN: https://www.ign.com/articles/2006/05/08/interview-eric-bana

Spielberg’s “Munich” by Gabriel Schoenfeld: https://archive.ph/20120724130900/http://www.commentarymagazine.com/viewarticle.cfm/spielberg-s–munich–10025
The History Behind Munich by Aaron J. Klein: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2005/12/separating-truth-from-fiction-in-spielberg-s-munich.html
The year’s most audacious sex scene by Jim Emerson: https://web.archive.org/web/20110805123450/
‘Munich’ Refuels Debate Over Moral Equivalency by Stewart Ain: https://web.archive.org/web/20071009000948/http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=11809
Don’t See Spielberg’s ‘Munich’ Unless You Like Humanizing Terrorists & Dehumanizing Israelis by the ZOA: https://web.archive.org/web/20070928044216/http://www.zoa.org/2005/12/zoa_dont_see_sp.htm
The Morality of Revenge by Erich Follach & Gerhard Sporl: https://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/steven-spielberg-s-munich-the-morality-of-revenge-a-397183.html
Review by Noel Murray: https://thedissolve.com/reviews/1397-munich/
The war on “Munich” by Michelle Goldberg: https://www.salon.com/2005/12/20/munich_3/

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