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Dunkirk - the movie

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Just thought I'd report that I saw this at my local IMAX last week and it is an xnt movie - highly recommended.    Not a conventional war film, it shows same events from different viewpoints.  So, almost like an art war film.  But, amazing FX, emotional ****, and wonderful Hans Zimmer score etc. 

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Indeed.

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I'll add that it was an exceptional film.  As Erwin said, "an art war film."  Very well done.  Kenneth Branagh plays his part so well in the movie.

Highly recommended.

Heinrich505

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Actually I thought Ken the least interesting and most conventional cameo in the movie.  Was more impressed with Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy (playing totally different from his usual macho/Mad Mad-type characters).

Most impressed with the directing and editing (and sound). 

 

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+1  Directing and editing were superb.  Yes, Rylance was most impressive. 

Heinrich505

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18 hours ago, user1000 said:

Another blunder by the Brits.

You should take up a career as a Film Reviewer. Your input has been so helpful.

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A bit OT...  Saw "Atomic Blonde" last weekend and Charlize Theron was a knock out as a hard fighting female agent - she made it look real and the film shows the punishment her character's body takes.  Great movie and great music from that 1989 Berlin era as well.  I just bought the movie's music CD.

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My input: Dunkirk (seen on an IMAX screen in 4K) was gripping and beautifully photographed (that Spitfire gets treated to the sort of lovingly obsessive gaze that Hitchcock used to give Grace Kelly), with a score that ratchets up the tension almost unbearably. My only criticism is that Nolan is a bit fanatical in his opposition to CGI, and the film would have benefited from added soldiers on the beach and some extra aircraft. All we see are 3 spitfires, one Me 109, and one Heinkel 111. He could have still focused on a small number of characters and situations, but given us glimpses of the vast scale of what was happening in the background - ie, 4000,000 mean trying to escape, and hundreds of aircraft in the skies. But overall, it's unconventional and brilliant, and packs ten times the punch of a hundred DC, Marvel or Michael Bay movies.

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6 hours ago, Anson Pelmet said:

My input: Dunkirk (seen on an IMAX screen in 4K) was gripping and beautifully photographed (that Spitfire gets treated to the sort of lovingly obsessive gaze that Hitchcock used to give Grace Kelly), with a score that ratchets up the tension almost unbearably. My only criticism is that Nolan is a bit fanatical in his opposition to CGI, and the film would have benefited from added soldiers on the beach and some extra aircraft. All we see are 3 spitfires, one Me 109, and one Heinkel 111. He could have still focused on a small number of characters and situations, but given us glimpses of the vast scale of what was happening in the background - ie, 4000,000 mean trying to escape, and hundreds of aircraft in the skies. But overall, it's unconventional and brilliant, and packs ten times the punch of a hundred DC, Marvel or Michael Bay movies.

Couldn't agree more. Especially about the almost unbearable score (though I love Zimmer) and the small number of aircraft and men. But still a very good movie.

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