Thoughts on Dunkirk (the film)

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Anyone seen Dunkirk? What did you think of it? I loved it, it was so intense and well acted
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Will be waiting till it's released on DVD. It does look impressive.

Have seen people complain about the "lack of diversity" :lol:
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love war films and history in general so do want to see it. i do fear that it looks a bit 'glossy' though, i think sometimes lower budget films like kajaki portray the actual struggle more as they seem more gritty. will still see it though
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Seen it today. Thought it was really good, very loud though.

To be expected for a war film I suppose.
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It's brilliant - easily one of the best films of the year IMO. Well-written, well-acted, engrossing and very intense - pretty much everything you'd expect from Nolan (and from a war film).

And I'd definitely recommend watching it in IMAX :yep:
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I haven't seen it and I'm not sure whether I want to - a close relative had to swim for his life and suffered for many years with the memories of his time in the war.
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Brilliant. Nolan's best film to date.
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I haven't seen it and I'm not sure whether I want to - a close relative had to swim for his life and suffered for many years with the memories of his time in the war.
My granddad captained a ship that escorted many injured soldiers back over the Channel from Omaha beach. That won't stop me from watching it.
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Is it full on action? Are there any backstorys?
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(Original post by Dodgypirate)
Will be waiting till it's released on DVD. It does look impressive.
Unless you have a mahoosive screen with theatrical-quality surround sound I think you need the cinema experience.

(Original post by Dr Strange)
And I'd definitely recommend watching it in IMAX :yep:
I watched it near the front in a standard cinema because it was nearly fully booked so I couldn't get the usual seats at the back. I'm glad I did. And I agree it would be even better in IMAX.

(Original post by Muttley79)
I haven't seen it and I'm not sure whether I want to - a close relative had to swim for his life and suffered for many years with the memories of his time in the war.
It's visceral (but "only" 12A so not gory). Personally I think you owe it to your relative to watch it - but obviously ymmv.

All I can say is I was deeply impressed and moved by it.
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My granddad captained a ship that escorted many injured soldiers back over the Channel from Omaha beach. That won't stop me from watching it.
OK but I'd guess he has not suffered from what would now be classed as PTSD like my relative did until he died age 97.
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(Original post by CoolCavy)
love war films and history in general so do want to see it. i do fear that it looks a bit 'glossy' though, i think sometimes lower budget films like kajaki portray the actual struggle more as they seem more gritty. will still see it though
It's not glossy at all - there's hardly any cgi for example.
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I am often wary of watching films about the world wars, mainly because as a history student, I often get annoyed by the lack of historical accuracy and glamorisation that these films make about the wars. From what I've seen of the trailer it seems to just be an action that just happens to be set during WW2.
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OK but I'd guess he has not suffered from what would now be classed as PTSD like my relative did until he died age 97.
I'll add that this is an important part of the movie narrative.
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OK but I'd guess he has not suffered from what would now be classed as PTSD like my relative did until he died age 97.
Well, I wouldn't know how he reacted since he's been dead for 50 years.
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I am often wary of watching films about the world wars, mainly because as a history student, I often get annoyed by the lack of historical accuracy and glamorisation that these films make about the wars. From what I've seen of the trailer it seems to just be an action that just happens to be set during WW2.
It's accurate enough...
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/...n_dunkirk.html
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It's not glossy at all - there's hardly any cgi for example.
i dont mean CGI, i mean that quality all films have like you can tell it's a film. when you watch something like kajaki it feels like you are watching a documentary similar to commando on the frontline (the later episodes anyway) it just feels more real. obviously that is harder to emulate with something like WWII. Obviously i will reserve judgement until i have seen it, im just basing it from trailers
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Very Good for a film with very little dialogue
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Few of the ordinary soldiers who were there ever spoke about their experiences so even historians have little 'real' evidence to go by. As ever, facts are massaged by those in power or the Generals - so the entire story has never been told.
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(Original post by Muttley79)
Few of the ordinary soldiers who were there ever spoke about their experiences so even historians have little 'real' evidence to go by. As ever, facts are massaged by those in power or the Generals - so the entire story has never been told.
Perhaps, except the historical consultant also used testimonies from ordinary soldiers.

https://levinehistory.wordpress.com
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forgotten-V...dp/B003GDFQWU/

I'm reading his tie-in at the moment...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dunkirk-His...levine+dunkirk

Just to add: I do understand what you are saying. My father drove a tank in WW2 and was amongst the force that liberated Bergen-Belsen. He rarely would say anything about his experience...
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