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post #401 of 484

major raves. sounds like a Best Picture/Director contender.

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post #403 of 484

Holy moly. 

post #404 of 484
You could call it a "slam Dunk-irk."
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post #406 of 484
Beautiful pun is beautiful.
post #407 of 484

Bilge Ebiri thought very highly of it.

 

“Dunkirk” Is the Movie Christopher Nolan Was Born to Make

 

I'm up and down on his Batman stuff, but it sounds like he threw his Sunday punch here.

post #408 of 484

Crikey. I hope those reviews are accurate. I thought it would be good, but I wasn't expecting to read that it was legitimately great. It's my birthday next week so I might just save this for then, rather than seeing it over the weekend.

post #409 of 484

Got my Imax tickets booked for Friday! My anticipation is most piqued...

post #410 of 484
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Crikey. I hope those reviews are accurate. I thought it would be good, but I wasn't expecting to read that it was legitimately great. It's my birthday next week so I might just save this for then, rather than seeing it over the weekend.

 

Huh, I honestly have to say I wasn't expecting reviews this good. Try as they might the trailers still made it seem like another one of those movies toiling in Saving Private Ryan's shadow.

post #411 of 484

Yeah, I know Nolan is a good director but nothing about the promotional material suggested that this was "The First Slam-Dunk Oscar Contender". FIRE THIS MOVIE'S MARKETING TEAM, NOLAN! 

post #412 of 484
I think Nolan's been great with vehicle action (any of the Batmobile stuff/Interstellar docking), so I admit to being excited about the dogfighting sequences in this. It's shallow on my part, but great aerial/space combat really puts gas in my tank.
post #413 of 484
Call me shallow too, then. I'm dying to see the dogfights in this.
post #414 of 484
Naw you're not shallow. I don't even care for war movies (I got my reasons) aside from the occasional anomaly like Inglorious Basterds but I feel myself less and less able to resist the siren song of seeing Dunkirk in an actual IMAX.

My body is ready..
post #415 of 484

Tickets bought for IMAX on Friday night.  Uber pumped.

post #416 of 484
I have a home theater set-up that's pretty far from "top of the line" (although I do think that I'm pretty damn good at setting it all for optimal eye-popping-ness....fuck a factory setting) but even still....IMAX, I feel is the only way nowadays that I enjoy watching a movie theatrically more than at home. It's fucking amazing. Any time I go to non-IMAX theaters it's mostly just for seeing a film with certain folks or supporting movies that I enjoy or out of a sense of impatience..
post #417 of 484

By the comments and reviews out there, it seems this is pretty much Nolan's "Black Hawk Down".*

No deep narrative or jingoism, no character backstories or melodrama.

Just a raw, brutal and deafening war showcase of war.

 

*i absolutely love Black Hawk Down; in terms of technical, visual and dynamic portrayals of modern ground war, I think its yet to be bested.

post #418 of 484

Really glad to see the raves for this, after being underwhelmed by the trailers. Gonna have to drag my ass out and contribute to this one.

post #419 of 484
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By the by, what with all of the whinging about the jingoism of war films, I think it's a healthy thing, in this time of resurgence for fascist mores, that we're reminded that a lot of brave men and women got together to put a bunch of evil fuckers into the ground.

 

Yeah, but I think far too many people let it reinforce their nationalistic tendencies.

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Also, not for nothing, but the smoothing out of the history of WWII - less so with films like Dunkirk, but overwhelmingly prevalent in the United States, especially after Vietnam - to wit, the lack of desire on the part of Americans to get involved until we were attacked, is arguably one of the reasons why we're in such a mess right now with these aformentioned evil fuckers.

 

But that's another thread. 

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Also, not for nothing, but the smoothing out of the history of WWII - less so with films like Dunkirk, but overwhelmingly prevalent in the United States, especially after Vietnam - to wit, the lack of desire on the part of Americans to get involved until we were attacked, is arguably one of the reasons why we're in such a mess right now with these aformentioned evil fuckers.

 

But that's another thread. 

 

So we should pre-emptively go to war with every country that's being a dick? Like Russia? China? Iraq?

No thank you. 

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So we should pre-emptively go to war with every country that's being a dick? Like Russia? China? Iraq?

No thank you. 

 

Once again, you spectacularly and phenomenally miss my point.

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Also, not for nothing, but the smoothing out of the history of WWII - less so with films like Dunkirk, but overwhelmingly prevalent in the United States, especially after Vietnam - to wit, the lack of desire on the part of Americans to get involved until we were attacked, is arguably one of the reasons why we're in such a mess right now with these aformentioned evil fuckers.

 

But that's another thread. 

 

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So we should pre-emptively go to war with every country that's being a dick? Like Russia? China? Iraq?

No thank you. 

 

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Once again, you spectacularly and phenomenally miss my point.

 

post #424 of 484

Apologies for the derail.

 

I wasn't excited for this before, but reading the reviews make it sound like an incredible theatrical experience. 

post #425 of 484
The only bit of this I'm interested in watching is the Tom Hardy-led dogfight scenes and the stuff with Mark Rylance. I just with the story around them wasn't all about the plucky Brits rightly escaping from a continental disaster in the nick of time because I know dumb people are going to see it as an instructive or comforting metaphor for current events.
post #426 of 484
I like when Cylon grinds Boone's gears.
post #427 of 484
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The only bit of this I'm interested in watching is the Tom Hardy-led dogfight scenes and the stuff with Mark Rylance. I just with the story around them wasn't all about the plucky Brits rightly escaping from a continental disaster in the nick of time because I know dumb people are going to see it as an instructive or comforting metaphor for current events.

 

Yeah, I'm fascinated how this will play amongst the EU countries. "Do you want to see a movie about Britain retreating from Europe?"

post #428 of 484
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Yeah, I'm fascinated how this will play amongst the EU countries. "Do you want to see a movie about Britain retreating from Europe?"

Judging from many recent conversations, I don't think the EU countries are that preoccupied, other than a desire to save as much as they can from the fire.

This is a definitively British moment in time, with the film projecting something ostensibly similar yet intrinsically different in both reason and outcome. I doubt the greater portion of British folk will incorporate the nuance into their response to it. Deliberate or otherwise it will fire up more of that national exceptionalism borne of the belief that the best of the "nation" is revealed when it has its back against the wall.

You might question how much you'd cheer for the guy who finds himself outnumbered through his own offices as opposed to the acts of other than well-meaning strangers, but my strong suspicion, again based on a proliferating dialogue, is that were you to ask yourself that question you'd find yourself in a minority.
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Yeah, I'm fascinated how this will play amongst the EU countries. "Do you want to see a movie about Britain retreating from Europe?"

 

 

Ha ha "Hey remember when the Germans ran the Brits clean out of Europe?"

 

"Yeah and remember when they came back?"

 

I'm interested to see how different generations react. Do people under 30 even consider WWII to be contemporary history? Or do they look at it like the Crusades?

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Ha ha "Hey remember when the Germans ran the Brits clean out of Europe?"

"Yeah and remember when they came back?"

I'm interested to see how different generations react. Do people under 30 even consider WWII to be contemporary history? Or do they look at it like the Crusades?

They react according to their lights. Unfortunately the brightest are fewest.
post #431 of 484
So is Dunkirk basically proto-Brexit?
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So is Dunkirk basically proto-Brexit?

Only from a certain point of view. Some might say a dumb point of view. Yet a pervasive point of view.
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Only from a certain point of view. Some might say a dumb point of view. Yet a pervasive point of view.

 

But it's such a different set of historical circumstances, I don't see how that can be. Unless you simply choose to view the movie as outside of real life altogether. 

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Yeah, but I think far too many people let it reinforce their nationalistic tendencies.

 

Of course. Likewise, somewhere out there I'm sure there's a serial killer who enjoys a good root beer float same as I do, but that's not really my problem.

post #435 of 484
Also looking forward the the Granite Mountain trailer before this.
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By the comments and reviews out there, it seems this is pretty much Nolan's "Black Hawk Down".*

No deep narrative or jingoism, no character backstories or melodrama.

Just a raw, brutal and deafening war showcase of war.

 

Isn't it PG-13?  So, no swearing, gore, etc. (not that we'd expect any of that in a WW2 film).  I have a hard time seeing how it's going to be "Black Hawk Down," let alone anything like Saving Private Ryan ... which, along with Rambo, is one of the very few movies I have seen in my lifetime that I thought borderline should have been rated NC-17 for violence.

post #437 of 484

You don't think there was swearing or gore in WW2?

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You don't think there was swearing or gore in WW2?


Missed sarcasm, the achilles heel of online message boarding.

 

**They can't show smoking either, can they?

post #439 of 484
You don't need to resort to gore and foul language to get the horrors of war across. See, Paths of Glory, All Quiet On the Western Front, Bridge Over The River Kwai, Das Boot etc.
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It sounds, as least based on the reviews I've read, that the movie deals with dread more than horror, which I'm more than okay with (the first, after all, is much easier to sustain than the latter). Having the two soldiers on either side of you suddenly fall to the ground without warning and realising you're being picked off by an enemy sniper, is far more compelling than seeing bullets explode through their heads and then having the camera lingering on their twitching bodies. 

 

Incidentally, I've read that there IS swearing in this movie. I hope this pleases the foul-mouthed scoundrels amongst us.  

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Missed sarcasm, the achilles heel of online message boarding.

 

**They can't show smoking either, can they?

 

Whoops, that's three points on my sarcastic person licence, I need to be more careful.

 

That said, a lot of people actually do think people just didn't swear much back in the day, because they didn't in films!

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But it's such a different set of historical circumstances, I don't see how that can be. Unless you simply choose to view the movie as outside of real life altogether. 

 

I'm not arguing the validity of the point of view. But in the current febrile, some might say toxic, political environment in this country, I am fully expecting both think pieces and water cooler conversations along these lines.

 

You haven't met a reader of the Daily Mail, the Daily Express or the The Sun, have you?

post #443 of 484

Question for those who are in the know, as google seems useless:

 

Do you get a free shirt with all 70 mm screenings? Or just certain theaters? 

post #444 of 484
I got a free hat.

I don't wear hats.
post #445 of 484

Seeing this tomorrow morning. Couldn't get a single IMAX ticket without having to place myself right in front row, so I opted for just the regular 70mm screening. 

post #446 of 484

I want you to imagine Christopher Nolan slowly shaking his head in disappointment at you, Carno. 

post #447 of 484

I don't have to imagine it. He's right next to me doing it. He may, or may not have whacked me upside the head. 

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Seeing this tomorrow morning. Couldn't get a single IMAX ticket without having to place myself right in front row, so I opted for just the regular 70mm screening. 

 

post #449 of 484

Smug Nolan is Smug. 

post #450 of 484

I've only just realized it thanks to that GIF but he really reminds me of a character played by British comedian Harry Enflield in the 90's, called Tim Nice But Dim.

 

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