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Old 2017-08-01, 00:10   #5491
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Dunkirk
The movie was incredible and did a very good job of sticking to history and an even better job of showing the scale of Operation Dynamo. It had some drawbacks, but they were minor. Overall I'd give this movie a solid 9/10
I just do not understand how you came to this conclusion.
There were 450000 people on a beach zone. Luftwaffe lost more than hundred planes during evacuation week. Dozens ships were sunk.

Movie never shows nothing even close to it. These small human stories are effective only when they exist in much broader narrative created by cinematographer. Even recent "Panfilov's 28" made much more to make us care about characters and events.

The only part when movie is effective is when director puts character in closed spaces when there is no way to see what's going on. This way things they do are believable and characters live on screen.

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Old 2017-08-01, 01:13   #5492
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Dead Calm (1989) on IMDb

Sam Neill has always been exceptionally good in horror movies and Dead Calm is no exception to that rule and what was supposed to be a regular cruise on the ocean, turned into a major drama and left the yacht with a lot of broken doors.

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Old 2017-08-01, 18:19   #5493
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I just do not understand how you came to this conclusion.
There were 450000 people on a beach zone. Luftwaffe lost more than hundred planes during evacuation week. Dozens ships were sunk.
You gotta read through my spoilers.

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afaik there were never 400,000 people standing on the beach all at once 400,000 is the total number of people trapped in the pocket. This includes the people fighting the rearguard actions and retreating to different defensive lines. As more and more soldiers broke from the line to fall back and be evacuated, you should only ever see a few thousand people queued up on the beach at a time.
This is 400,000 people trickling onto multiple beaches over a week. The Dunkirk Lille pocket was pretty large. It extended from Ostend to Gravelines and from Lille to the sea. That's roughly 4,500 sq km when Dynamo started.

Take into account much of the Luftwaffe's resources were spent spread over this area (as well as the majority of the English channel) as well as providing close air support to the infantry trying to break through the rearguard. Imo, the amount of action shown is quite realistic.

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These small human stories are effective only when they exist in much broader narrative created by cinematographer. Even recent "Panfilov's 28" made much more to make us care about characters and events.

The only part when movie is effective is when director puts character in closed spaces when there is no way to see what's going on. This way things they do are believable and characters live on screen.
Most of the negative reviews I've read boil down to someone not liking the fact that this isn't structured like a traditional war film. Most war movies will provide a character driven plot (like you said). Their stories and the way they feel, direct your emotions throughout the film. Then the director will provide things like establishing shots or interactions with other characters to help you realize that their story is part of a larger arc.

That's not what this film tries to do. Instead it takes a new (and more interesting imo) approach. It uses the structure, pacing, score to make you feel anxious and unsettled. The plot isn't character driven in the traditional sense.

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Half of the characters don't even have names, but are instead described as 'shivering soldier,' 'irate soldier,' 'French soldier' etc... in the credits. Even the 'main' character's name is simply Tommy. It's not much of a stretch to believe that these characters are being portrayed as every man. Our main carrier is every 'Tommy' standing on the beach waiting for a ride home. We're meant to project our own stories on these characters and realize that these stories are just a small fraction of what the soldiers experienced during Dunkirk.
And instead of showing the scale in a traditional way, he puts the main focus on the structure. He shows 3 arcs. This way you get 3 stories that give you a broader sense of what was going on. These 3 stories then converge to give you the "broader narrative."

If you structured this like a traditional war film, and followed only 1 of the arcs, you may get more connection with the characters. But then you lose those other 2 story lines and have to resort to things like establishing shots or secondary character interactions to show the scale.

Doing it the way Nolan did puts the main focus on the scale. He then uses more 'unique' methods to drive the anxiety into the audience. Imo, this movie's structure captured Dynamo far better than any other plot could.

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Old 2017-08-02, 22:30   #5494
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Just watched Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, it was really good movie, it's what you'd expect from top bloke Guy Ritchie.

It's influenced by Guy Ritchie's style of British humour and how they speak to eachother with "mate", "bloke" and all that. Seems like he tried to mix that humour with a fantasy setting, turned out to be great and hilarious to me at least.

Action scenes were really good, the CGI wasn't that bad either, it was even better than Wonder Woman's CGI, the acting was solid and the soundtrack was good with mixing old celtic music into it. Reminded me of The Witcher 3's soundtrack.

Solid movie, I was surprised at first but then I saw who the director was and it all made sense. Guy Ritchie at his best imo.




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Old 2017-08-25, 23:06   #5495
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BayWatch 5/10, The only reason I only reason that i watched this crap is because the rock is in it, I dont give a fk about zac this young disney boi. And all the big tits .
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Old 2017-09-03, 12:46   #5496
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If you want some inspiration for movies to watch next, I made a video/montage of cinematic shots from the past 50 years



Movie list is as follows:
  • Star Wars a New Hope
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • TRON - Legacy
  • 2001 - A Space Oddyssey
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Blade Runner
  • Gladiator
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Sicario
  • Prometheus
  • Skyfall
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Road to Perdition
  • The English Patient
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Ghandi
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Interstellar
  • E.T
  • Inception
  • Fury
  • O Brother Where Art Thou
  • Black Swan
  • Sunshine
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Fight Club
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Casino Royale
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Immortal Beloved
  • Thelma and Louise
  • The Matrix
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Se7en
  • Alien (1979)
  • Gravity
  • American Beauty
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Social Network
  • The Truman Show
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • The Graduate
  • Jarhead
  • Risky Business
  • Star Wars the Force Awakens
  • Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Platoon
  • The Tree of Life
  • Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End
  • Kill Bill Vol. 1
  • Drive
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Prisoners
  • Forrest Gump
  • Arrival
  • Cloud Atlas
  • City of God
  • Dunkirk
  • Macbeth
  • Mulan
  • Star Wars the Empire Strikes Back
  • Lost in Translation
  • The Shining
  • Rocky II
  • The Excorcist
  • A Clockwork Orange

If you can find the four ninjas in my post, pm me to find out the prize....

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Old 2017-09-03, 13:49   #5497
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wtf is up with the amount of gold in your thread

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Old 2017-09-03, 13:59   #5498
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You Reddit Bro?

If you can find the four ninjas in my post, pm me to find out the prize....

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Old 2017-09-03, 14:10   #5499
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Regrettably yes.

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Old 2017-09-03, 18:37   #5500
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Finally someone who understands why i hate reddit but still use it.
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