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Great War Ace Inactive Member21 Jul 2017 6:25 a.m. PST

Nolan gets the drop on TMP critics ;) ….

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

Going to watch it tomorrow on IMAX.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2017 7:04 a.m. PST

"In reality, the planes were not painted yellow until about a month after Dunkirk," says Nolan. "But it's a very useful color scheme for trying to distinguish two planes in the air.

All right. That tears it. I'm not going.

Parzival21 Jul 2017 1:51 p.m. PST

On my list. And Nolan nails it; the purpose of a film isn't to perfectly portray the history (which would be impossible), but to provide a sense of the history in a plausible and viewable manner while telling a great story. The question isn't whether the story happened exactly that way, but rather whether the overall story is true to the events without grossly distorting or falsely presenting the actual events.

I'm looking forward to seeing this one.

Old Wolfman24 Jul 2017 6:59 a.m. PST

Wonder if they have someone playing Charles Lightoller,senior surviving officer from the Titanic ,who brought his own boat to Dunkirk to assist in the evacuation.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 1:31 p.m. PST

A tad disjointed but a good movie.

Now can we get Nolan to do a remake of the Battle of Britain.

ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 9:16 p.m. PST

My WWII vet father (age 92) and I saw it on 24 July on the BIG screen. We were riveted by scenes, garments, gear, shocking circumstances, waiting, people being trapped and what I might call "the little picture" of individual men. I was particularly transfixed by aerial combat scenes and there were plenty of 'em.

May I recommend not over thinking this?
You will like it.

Great War Ace Inactive Member26 Jul 2017 6:44 a.m. PST

I'm getting that stoked feeling for a movie. That hasn't happened in a while………..

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 12:35 p.m. PST

Nolan now do.

The Battle of Britain.

jtkimmel28 Jul 2017 2:31 p.m. PST

Just saw it, thought it was very good. Took me a few to understand how the storylines were going to dovetail at the end. Not a traditional war movie but brilliantly done.

Great War Ace Inactive Member29 Jul 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

I just read how Nolan did the dogfights. Real Spits, filmed (not videoed) from the air. The camera plane followed the action, and there were forward and rearward facing cameras. Any CGI is apparently cosmetic, not objects.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 3:45 p.m. PST

Battle of Britain is the obvious sequel….but maybe Tobruk?

Historical inaccuracies – well I think the upholstery on the train seats at the end of the film is a British Rail pattern that came into use in the mid-1960s. So that's at least 26 years too early.

Take that rivet counters! grin

skinkmasterreturns14 Aug 2017 3:21 a.m. PST

I hated that gliding Spitfire…..

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