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Dunkirk (2017)

Dunkirk (2017)



Fionn Whitehead

Tom Glynn-Carney

Jack Lowden

Harry Styles

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan decided to take a bite at the evacuation of soldiers in Dunkirk during World War II. His take can be viewed in this film from three distinctive narratives, which I will say were not the best part of this movie. The different narratives added to the drama and the plight soldiers faced during the war. These narratives were how they faced the various challenges in the air, sea and land as the soldiers wish to get home and their country trying to make it happen.

Dunkirk is cinematography gold. The powerful filming and editing help add to the suspense you feel while viewing. Then the sound mixing is just legendary. Many may not like the movie because of the chiming of the plot from different corners, but Nolan decided to transcend the necessary need to please and deliver what will always be remembered as one of the best war films you can see.

In this movie not all the heroes get a standing ovation, what this movie gives you is war the way it really is.

A short synopsis of Dunkirk will be, a bunch of men trying to get home and escape the death being dealt to them by the Germans. We start this journey on land. A man and his team can be seen running through a town for survival, while being ambushed. Only one man made it to the safe haven and that man was Tommy. Tommy got to the beach hoping to get a boat to take him home when he saw the hundreds of thousands of men also waiting to be rescued.

It was there he met Gibson another man hoping to make it alive to Britain. As they wait, the witness the Germans taking down the boats and ships needed to take them safely back home.

Elsewhere in the air we see three Spitfires (aircraft) tasked with the job of making the evacuation safe. Their problem was also compounded with the challenge of fighting off the various German aircraft which seem poised to kill as much people as they can.

In the sea as said previously the English are short of boats and ships and the Navy is recruiting local boats to go and rescue the soldiers. All these different narratives meet in the middle, which happens to be the end of the movie as they all play a strong role is safe-guarding the soldiers back home.

Nolan has taken film making up another tier with this movie, making it for me one of the best war movies that I have seen until date.

The movie was a box office hit both critically and commercially. The film is noted for many of its historical accuracy concerning what happened. It was nominated for eight academy awards including Best Picture, but took home three for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing.


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