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post #101 of 306
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Surprised that DiCaprio hasn't worked with Mann yet.

 

DiCaprio was, at one point, going to make a 1940s Hollywood P.I. film with Mann.  I think this was post-Insider or Ali.  I never read the script, but Jeremy Smith said it was great.   IIRC there was a problem with the budget.  It's too bad; few directors can get a performance out of their actors like Mann can.

post #102 of 306

d'awwwwww!

post #103 of 306

Sidenote on Kubrick: much like Nolan is said to be doing with DUNKIRK, Kubrick wanted to cast FULL METAL JACKET with actors in their late teens and early twenties, since the average age of the Vietnam soldiers was 22. After hundreds of auditions Kubrick saw the young actors lacked the life experience and gravitas needed to pull off what he required, so he opted to go with older guys. I've heard this happen on the production of several war films, the idea of boys fighting a war is great but finding people to portray them is nearly impossible.

post #104 of 306

This a mistake? Inception reunion! 

 

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 If you are a man between 18 and 50 years , it's your lucky day. The production of the upcoming film of Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk"  with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy launch its cast to recruit hundreds of soldiers extras.

 

http://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/nord-pas-de-calais/nord/film-dunkirk-la-casting-des-centaines-de-soldats-figurants-est-lance-960987.html

post #105 of 306

guys, Harry Styles is in this. Nolan finally gunning for that pre-teen girl demo.

 

anyways, the cast is shaping up somewhat interestingly and, obviously, very white. wonder if they are gonna bother trying to squeeze some diversity in there somehow.

 

stoked that Hoyte is shooting for Nolan again. thought their collab on Interstellar was aces, think he brings out something a little more visually poetic in Nolan than Pfister did.

post #106 of 306
Pre-teen girl demo? You mean Freeman?
post #107 of 306

freema

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Freem!
post #109 of 306

Eema

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Freemium!

post #111 of 306
Teaser's out. Just random shots of a beach and "the director of The Dark Knight".
post #112 of 306
Wow, they left out a bunch of other movies he directed!
post #113 of 306
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Teaser's out. Just random shots of a beach and "the director of The Dark Knight".

 

Next person who posts about a trailer without providing a link gets to wash Uwe Boll's socks for a month.

post #114 of 306

Here it is. MUST I DO EVERYTHING MYSELF?

 

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Zzz.
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Don't interupt the Soldier's Minute Bradito! IT'S ALL HE"S GOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post #119 of 306
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God... damn...

 

 

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There's still time for a CGI Arianna Richards face replacement. 
post #120 of 306
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Yeah, but....

Is Batman in this?
post #121 of 306
I like that Christopher Nolan seems to have an official font. In other news, I don't think I've ever seen a teaser for a 20th century, historical war movie before.
post #122 of 306
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I like that Christopher Nolan seems to have an official font.

 

He's in his John Carpenter phase of his career. 

post #123 of 306

Nolan Sans.

post #124 of 306
He's become very successful at turning himself into a genre, not unlike Spielberg, Kubrick and other auteurs.

I think that's pretty cool.
post #125 of 306

Times New Nolan

post #126 of 306
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He's become very successful at turning himself into a genre, not unlike Spielberg, Kubrick and other auteurs.

I think that's pretty cool.

True, however, I'm curious to know if a serious-minded war movie can succeed as a summer tentpole film in the current climate. It strikes me as a potential miscalculation, irrespective of quality. Nolan seems intent on creating a "new model" by looking to the past for inspiration. Movies like Dunkirk used to be enormous hits with audiences and critics alike and now here comes Nolan, attempting to split the difference between summer spectacle and awards-bait.

It's an interesting approach.
post #127 of 306
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True, however, I'm curious to know if a serious-minded war movie can succeed as a summer tentpole film in the current climate. It strikes me as a potential miscalculation, irrespective of quality. Nolan seems intent on creating a "new model" by looking to the past for inspiration. Movies like Dunkirk used to be enormous hits with audiences and critics alike and now here comes Nolan, attempting to split the difference between summer spectacle and awards-bait.

It's an interesting approach.

 

GOOD!

 

Nolan knows he has the clout to keep away from the status quo. Hope or success, he did it!

post #128 of 306
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I was going to come in here and post about how I actually look forward to this, and that for once Nolan's camera doesn't seem to be attached to a Roomba, and look at that long take.....

 

Now I will never unsee this and I will laugh and laugh.

post #129 of 306
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True, however, I'm curious to know if a serious-minded war movie can succeed as a summer tentpole film in the current climate. It strikes me as a potential miscalculation, irrespective of quality. Nolan seems intent on creating a "new model" by looking to the past for inspiration. Movies like Dunkirk used to be enormous hits with audiences and critics alike and now here comes Nolan, attempting to split the difference between summer spectacle and awards-bait.

It's an interesting approach.

The marketing department is gonna "Saving Private Ryan" the shit out of this film.

If it's as good as that film (and Nolan is certainly gifted enough to pull off a similarly unique film), it should do ok.

It seems to be the first time Nolan is going for unabashed emotion and that's gonna be a fascinating thing to see.
post #130 of 306

I'd say Interstellar had some pretty unabashed emotion at points.

 

Also, the noise at the end is from WB execs parachuting onto the set to beg Nolan to make another DC film.

 

Or, given that it's a summer blockbuster, maybe it's a blue light opening a portal in the sky.

post #131 of 306
Oh, sure, but it's still a film about science and a sci-fi narrative.

War films, however, are almost always emotional films about big emotions. Unless you're doing some alternate take like "Inglorious Basterds" or a thought-piece on the sadistic aspect of military institutions like "Full Metal Jacket", war films are entirely affairs of the heart, not the brain.

This appears to be such a film, especially because it deals with the evacuation of Dunkirk - a massive piece of modern British/French history. It's a hugely emotional example of the tragic sacrifice made by the Allied Troops. You can't make an engaging film about that from an intellectual standpoint.

That's a good thing, BTW.
post #132 of 306
Teaser looks great (even the weird smiling guy), does Nolan come up with these great taglines by himself? Or does he keep a group of poets locked in his cellar? "Your mind is the scene of the crime" - "Why so serious?" - "Mankind was born on Earth, it was never meant to die here" - "Survival is victory".
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post #133 of 306
He probably has WB's top marketing peeps managing his films.

I love "Welcome to a World Without Rules" from "The Dark Knight".

Really set up an "all bets are off" tone for the film.

"Your Mind is the Scene of the Crime" is a great tagline as well.
post #134 of 306

As someone who really liked Interstellar, I think this looks great. Heck, this barely one minute teaser was better than some movies I've watched this year.

post #135 of 306
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Originally Posted by andrevellozo View Post

Oh, sure, but it's still a film about science and a sci-fi narrative.

War films, however, are almost always emotional films about big emotions. Unless you're doing some alternate take like "Inglorious Basterds" or a thought-piece on the sadistic aspect of military institutions like "Full Metal Jacket", war films are entirely affairs of the heart, not the brain.

This appears to be such a film, especially because it deals with the evacuation of Dunkirk - a massive piece of modern British/French history. It's a hugely emotional example of the tragic sacrifice made by the Allied Troops. You can't make an engaging film about that from an intellectual standpoint.

That's a good thing, BTW.

 

Actually, if he follows the traditional British folk narrative it's about plucky underdog courage, inept leadership and desperation represented by a fishing fleet having to rescue the remains of an understrength army that had just had its arse kicked.

post #136 of 306
This trailer was the best thing I saw onscreen last night.

And I think it's great that some people will finally learn that WWII was going on before we got involved in it.
post #137 of 306

One minute ago on my office radio: "One Direction fans are outraged that the teaser trailer for Harry Style's new movie has been released without showing a single image of him". These young folk getting worked up over the STUPIDEST things eh? OHOHOHOHO

 

*Goes back to writing tweet about his outrage over having to wait until Christmas for the next Doctor Who episode*

post #138 of 306

Someone please do a version of that teaser with Bane's voice when we see Hardy.

post #139 of 306

It's a decent trailer, as I would expect for a Nolan film. (TDKR aside, Nolan's films typically have very good promotional campaigns.)

 

He's successfully branded himself as a "name" director and is using that cache to develop unique, original projects. I'm not always a fan of his work, but right now his stuff seems like an oasis in a sea of garbage.

post #140 of 306

as far as way-early teasers go, I think this thing is a beaut.

 

say what you want about Nolan, dude's got vision (okay, so, yes, I love all his movies besides Insomnia and only strongly like Batman Begins and TDKR). him and Hoyte are a dream team--the cinematography is baller here, once again. Nolan films have a shot length under 3 seconds on average, but with that last shot in the trailer I kind of wonder if we'll get more long-takes than usual from Nolan in this one.

 

I don't really go for war movies and I'm stoked. 

post #141 of 306

and, yes, "SURVIVAL IS VICTORY" is a great tagline.

post #142 of 306
MEMENTO also has a pretty good one: "Some Memories Are Best Forgotten". Maybe he either comes up with them himself or asks his brother?
post #143 of 306
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Very effective teaser. 'Oasis in a sea of garbage' is a good way of describing his films, assuming you're talking about big blockbusters.

I wasn't a big fan of INTERSTELLAR's CONTACT esque ending but I forgave it because I'm a Space nut and the movie's ambitions and performances won me over.
post #144 of 306
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Very effective teaser. 'Oasis in a sea of garbage' is a good way of describing his films, assuming you're talking about big blockbusters.

Yeah, I'm talking about blockbusters.

 

I unapologetically loved Interstellar. It's my favorite Nolan film. So maybe, just maybe, I'll really like Dunkirk, too.

post #145 of 306
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Originally Posted by Bluelouboyle View Post

Very effective teaser. 'Oasis in a sea of garbage' is a good way of describing his films, assuming you're talking about big blockbusters.

I wasn't a big fan of INTERSTELLAR's CONTACT esque ending but I forgave it because I'm a Space nut and the movie's ambitions and performances won me over.


still WAY better than Contact's ending and way more interesting. first time in a long time that I've seen a somewhat original hard sci-fi concept like that visualized so well and in a big Hollywood blockbuster, no less.

 

actually, my only major problem with that ending is too much narration of theme and information coming from Coop and the robot. it was kind of a ballsy climax for his movie but if Nolan had had even bigger balls to not try to hold his audience's hands and let that scene be a bit more cryptic and vague, just let us soak in the imagery and McConaughey's gut-wrenching performance without the information dumping happening at the same time, I think it would have been more effective and more embraced, at least critically. on the other hand, maybe then it would have been accused of being too 2001-y, since everyone already knows that was a major influence on Nolan.

 

loved that last shot of Amanda on the planet that Love delivered--THEME-SEALER. see, that's the thing, this movie actually tried to unite metaphysical and philosophical ideals with scientific truths...I love that shit, that's how I live! no wonder it was so divisive, though, because I realize a lot of people fall into separate camps there.

 

maybe Dunkirk will talk about the line or connection between survival instinct and hope amidst the crushing, inevitable reality of Death.

post #146 of 306

Remove Casey Affleck's corn farm and Interstellar is, if not a masterpiece, than a reallyreallygooderpiece.

post #147 of 306
I didn't read that many reviews for INTERSTELLAR, so I don't know how frequently this point was made, but one of the things that I felt was the most refreshing about it was its secular-humanism. In sci-fi films, extraterrestrial intelligence is often used as an analogue for God, i.e., a "higher power". INTERSTELLAR completely bypasses that and makes the case that we are and will always be the shepherds of our own destiny. From the A.I. to the wormhole, everything in INTERSTELLAR occurs via hominis ex machina.
post #148 of 306
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I didn't read that many reviews for INTERSTELLAR, so I don't know how frequently this point was made, but one of the things that I felt was the most refreshing about it was its secular-humanism. In sci-fi films, extraterrestrial intelligence is often used as an analogue for God, i.e., a "higher power". INTERSTELLAR completely bypasses that and makes the case that we are and will always be the shepherds of our own destiny. From the A.I. to the wormhole, everything in INTERSTELLAR occurs via hominis ex machina.


Interestingly, I know a good many people who found that aspect depressing (including my wife, who remarked to me that she found that "we're all alone and on our own" aspect of the film so crushing that she doesn't really want to watch the film again).

post #149 of 306
Helps if you're an atheist, as I suspect Nolan is as well. INTERSTELLAR rejects the unfounded comfort of believing that we'll be delivered from destruction by external forces, but has faith that we'll get there based on our own ingenuity. I not only respect that Nolan went there, I also whole-heartedly agree with it.
post #150 of 306

As a sometimes theist, I don't think INTERSTELLAR requires or even outright endorses a strictly atheistic worldview. 

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