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In Reply to: RE: 'Dunkirk': Nolan's Waterloo posted by Billy Wonka on July 20, 2017 at 18:43:08
....why make it? As part of the battle for France, the Dunkirk episode highlights the evacuation of British and Allied forces out of France prior to the Nazi conquest of that country.
Yes, history records it as a heroic struggle to escape and retreat from the dominant forces of the Nazi war machine. A harrowing story to be sure. Yet, it was an early --defeat-- for the allied forces, as was the conquest of France itself. History has documented the events of it in detail. So I ask; where is the movie in this? Why bother to retell this story?
I guess I'd have to see it and answer the question for myself. Thanks for the review. I'll save funds from my movie budget for something with the promise of being more enjoyable. I'll see it on the small screen, within my home, where I can pause the movie to take breaks with regard to the re-filling and draining of my bladder.
Here's a setup for the next question I pose:
In the spring of 2015 I paid to see in imax 3d "madmax fury road". I'm not really a fan of that franchise but I'd heard that it was a good production and at the time nothing more interesting was being shown in theaters. I came away from that experience thinking that it was indeed a good production and a story with heart, but....well....meh, not my glass of ale.
Given this, if the choice in the imax 3d theater was between Fury Road or Dunkirk. Which would you go see; Fury Road or Dunkirk?
Tin-eared audiofool, large-scale-Classical music lover, and damned-amateur fotografer.
William Bruce Cameron: "...not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
I just saw Dunkirk in Imax. I could not wait for the DVD. I think it was fantastic!
If you are a student of history or just like the history channel this is a must.If your married or have a girlfriend split up at the theater and let her go watch Notebook. If she does not know what a Stuka divebomber or what engine the Marine Spitfire uses don't let her go.
There was never a lull or boring part and it looks like they spent a billion dollars on realism.
My ears are still ringing but thats I guess thats part of war,now in films. Since this is basically an Audio forum, if you go to Imax you will wonder why the sub-woofers or tweeters have not blown up like somethings on the screen.
I could not name an actor which might be good. In Private Ryan when Ted Danson pops up Sam Malone from Cheers kind of distracts from the film.
I paid 15.99 for the matinee and it was worth every penny....Mark Korda
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