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Dunkirk

Anyone seen it?

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Stevo21/07/2017 22:43:58
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I loved it.
But.. watch for the burning spitfire at the end. Where did that engine go?
Barrie Dav 222/07/2017 08:16:19
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Over hyped I thought. The filming was spectacular but the film did not convey the immense scale of the evacuation. However, how could it when we have no ships or aircraft to include in the action. That being the case why make the film?

The sudden appearance of the three spits breaking into the scene for the first time was very emotional.

I feel that the 1958 version was closer to the actual event.

Tom Sharp 222/07/2017 15:27:42
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In the US they are complaining that the film is too grim, lacks sentimentality, lacks females and lacks none whites.

Still, Harry Styles used to live just across the road from me so I wish them luck.

David Rothwell22/07/2017 17:50:20
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Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 22/07/2017 15:27:42:

In the US they are complaining that the film is too grim, lacks sentimentality, lacks females and lacks none whites.

Still, Harry Styles used to live just across the road from me so I wish them luck.

yanks have absolutely no idea!

Paul Marsh22/07/2017 18:44:07
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Waiting for it comes out on Blu-ray. Prefer to watch it on my Home Cinema system rather that a poorly set-up multiplex screen, especially this film where it would look and sound awesome!

chris meek 122/07/2017 19:30:48
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Just got in after watching it. Overall was very impressed - liked the way the storyline went (am not going to say anymore on that!) felt more like a suspense/thriller than a 'war' film. And liked how little dialogue there was.
Tim Hooper23/07/2017 10:31:13
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We saw it yesterday at the local cinema.

Mixed feelings; yes, it was spectacular. And very noisy.

But the triple plot lines all seemed to move at different speeds (eg, the little fishing boat seemed to make it back across the Channel to Dorset in about 2 minutes, whereas the Heinkel 111 took forever to line up for its run on the minesweeper).

Oh, and please don't ask me about the never-ending glide of the Spitfire!

On the other hand, we took my 91 year old Father-in-law with us to see it. He was 14 when the real thing happened, and he found film very moving indeed.

In short; it was OK, but not a film to watch again.

Tim

Barrie Dav 223/07/2017 10:53:04
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Tim yes

To me it was a bit like a novel rather than history.

Edited By Barrie Dav 2 on 23/07/2017 11:09:19

Tom Sharp 223/07/2017 16:46:19
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Last time I went to the cinema was Jurassic Park.

I don't get out a lot. LOL

Paul H23/07/2017 17:17:22
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On the theme of Dunkirk an excellent book has just been published called Dunkirk Air Combat Archive - Operation Dynamo 21 May to 2 June by Simon Parry and Mark Postlethwaite. It is a collation of actual combat reports and statistical information from a number of squadrons. The photos, many from German sources are truly evocative of the air battle. A moving and salutary read.

Tom Sharp 223/07/2017 17:28:04
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There was a excellent program recently on the TV setting the record strait over the RAF actions at Dunkirk.

Could be connected

Adrian Smith 123/07/2017 17:28:47
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Well I saw it today and thoroughly enjoyed. Not too much context just straight into the action. Despite one or two imperfections it was a great way to spend the afternoon. thumbs up

Walts23/07/2017 19:04:44
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I also have a show off home cinema set up, with a 92" projection screen, a 400W 15" subwoofer, and a neighbour I don't like very much...... I think I'll also wait for it to come out on Bluray laugh

Stevo23/07/2017 19:18:14
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Round to yours this weekend then, Ian?

Saw it on imax at Bluewater.. first time to the cinema in 3 years!
Walts23/07/2017 19:37:17
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Ha ha! I try and avoid the cinema if at all possible. I always seem to get the woman with six kids and a large shopping bag full of sweets come and sit right behind me. Rattle rattle, munch munch, slurp slurp! drives me insane!!! angrylaugh

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Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 07/08/2017 16:03:31

Don Fry23/07/2017 19:56:02
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Won't get on yer wrong side then Walts.

G-JIMG27/07/2017 09:18:58
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Someone please explain how a gliding Spitfire fires a burst from the machine guns but the recoil doesn't instantly stall the aircraft!

ted hughes27/07/2017 09:22:24
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Quite a different analysis here :**LINK**

Bustergrunt27/07/2017 09:59:16
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I concur with that review

Barrie Dav 227/07/2017 13:41:12
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Yup. Me too.Maybe there are some original news-reels around that will show the enormity of Operation Dynamo.

I was a kid at the time but I remember what was said by some of my family who were there and involved with the operation.

This film was more like a novel.

I have read that a new film of the Battle of Britain is likely to be made. God help us!

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