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Old 07-18-2017, 12:41 PM
 
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I think this could be Nolan's best work because it looks simple and more like a symphony. I think Nolan has dropped the ball a bit by venturing off into overly complex and bloated films like Inception and Interstellar. I liked those two films but felt they were over hyped and over stuffed with too much explaining of the plot. He didn't just let us enjoy the film or let it play out. He had to explain every detail for us.

In this one I think he's returning back to what made him a great filmmaker and away from the bloated Sci-fi stuff he was experimenting with.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:17 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Dunkirk..a story of a true situation made into s movie with some facts left out.

As a member of the Canadian Reserve Army in 1945 saw a German 8 mm film showing British/Canadian troops walking on the beach being prodded by German soldiers with fixed bayonets laughing towards the camera.
In the background were bodies floating in the waves waters edge. You could read their unit via their shoulder patch/insignia. In the British/Canada Army units are named as was with my unit..(RHLI). Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.
Still have my unit picture on the wall above me.
Have not seen or will I see the film since I have already seen the real truth.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:39 PM
 
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Dunkirk..a story of a true situation made into s movie with some facts left out.

As a member of the Canadian Reserve Army in 1945 saw a German 8 mm film showing British/Canadian troops walking on the beach being prodded by German soldiers with fixed bayonets laughing towards the camera.
In the background were bodies floating in the waves waters edge. You could read their unit via their shoulder patch/insignia. In the British/Canada Army units are named as was with my unit..(RHLI). Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.
Still have my unit picture on the wall above me.
Have not seen or will I see the film since I have already seen the real truth.

Thanks for your service with the Allies.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:35 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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I am eating humble pie this moment. In my old age referred to Dunkirk was actually Dieppe in my experience.
My apology to the Dunkirk people.
Reading about Dieppe, our main unit (Royal Hamilton Light Infantry did land there and completed their objective. They later on did receive many high commendations for bravery.
That captured 8mm German film was Top Secret then.
Google Dieppe that will verify my memory of the British and Canadian prisoners I saw.
Humble pie tasted lousey.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Umm, it's a movie based on a historical real life incident.
Which is SPOILABLE, as the real life incident can only be shown in say a 120 minute period, with artistic freedom taken and liberty taken with historical recreations. So, yes, there are any number of ways to SPOIL a historical film - thus my caveat to use SPOILER tags.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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And of course the foodgates of hype has started, since reviews are good. And you can attest the more than 20 replies to this December 2016 started thread are due to said hype. I wanted to see it when I saw the trailer in December, and will see it irrespective of any hype.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis
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And of course the foodgates of hype has started, since reviews are good. And you can attest the more than 20 replies to this December 2016 started thread are due to said hype. I wanted to see it when I saw the trailer in December, and will see it irrespective of any hype.
People are commenting now because its being released in theaters. That doesn't mean people didnt want to see it months ago. There's just not much to talk about before seeing the movie.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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People are commenting now because its being released in theaters. That doesn't mean people didnt want to see it months ago. There's just not much to talk about before seeing the movie.
I recognize hype when I see it.
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:51 AM
 
Location: England
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I recognize hype when I see it.
Well, we'll find out soon enough. I'm just hoping for a good film, telling the story well. Some of it was shot in Dunkirk itself apparently. That must have been difficult to do.

There was a version of this same story made way back in 1958 starring John Mills.......



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VJwlAWDQIk
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Well, we'll find out soon enough. I'm just hoping for a good film, telling the story well.
Some hype is irrespective of a films quality, which I am banking on in this case, as I'll see it at the theater. In other words, my decision to see it was pre-hype.





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