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May be time to dust off Case Yellow.



I hope this Dunkirk movie is not another Pearl Harbor (2001).

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Given Nolan, I think no Pearl Harbor reenactment is threatening us.
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Nolan finally went for a subject as heavily plotted as his films.
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for anyone who couldn't get the vid to play
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I am surprised (though pleased) that they are making a film on this. The 1958 film with John Mills and Richard Attenborough was pretty good. But will Americans be much interested? Picky, I know, but the uniforms and helmets look a bit too neat and clean.
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Very good trailer. Less is more, as the cliché goes.

Atonement had some good and atmospheric Dunkirk scenes, although it's not the main focus of the movie of course.
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Thanks Ozludo! Couldn't figure out what I did wrong there.
 
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Starlifter wrote:
Thanks Ozludo! Couldn't figure out what I did wrong there.


For a BGG youtube= tag, don't put the entire URL (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6BEcoM0zik) but rather put only the youtube video ID (K6BEcoM0zik).
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winheath wrote:
I am surprised (though pleased) that they are making a film on this. The 1958 film with John Mills and Richard Attenborough was pretty good. But will Americans be much interested? Picky, I know, but the uniforms and helmets look a bit too neat and clean.


That was my reaction, everything looked too clean. Nolan has a good track record, though, so I'm optimistic about this.
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Nolan is enough to get me to watch this.
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Nolan is enough to get me to watch this.


According to IMDB, he even used real naval destroyers for the battle scenes. The authenticity!

I'd love to be in a budget meeting with this guy:

"So, we're gonna need a few vintage destroyers, 1,500 extras, Harry Styles, and we're gonna shoot it all on a rare, expensive film stock... oh yeah, and we'll need $5 million to refurbish a vintage plane, load it up with million dollar IMAX cameras, and crash it. Thanks!"
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Very hopeful. Teaser was quite evocative.
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Duckman wrote:
Very good trailer. Less is more, as the cliché goes.

Atonement had some good and atmospheric Dunkirk scenes, although it's not the main focus of the movie of course.


Yes, Atonement has a beautiful Dunkirk sequence.
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winheath wrote:
I am surprised (though pleased) that they are making a film on this. The 1958 film with John Mills and Richard Attenborough was pretty good. But will Americans be much interested? Picky, I know, but the uniforms and helmets look a bit too neat and clean.


The right Americans will be interested. Not sure what that definition is, but I'm interested...
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darthhugo wrote:
Nolan is enough to get me to watch this.


... Especially when Batman shows up...
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It would be really cool if Miracle at Dunkerque was released during the buildup to the movie.

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calvinboy24 wrote:
darthhugo wrote:
Nolan is enough to get me to watch this.


... Especially when Batman shows up...


Aren't the BEF soldiers spending much of their time spinning tops while encamped on the beach?

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winheath wrote:
but the uniforms and helmets look a bit too neat and clean.


That's a blatant distortion of history to appeal to the American audience!

 
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essayons7 wrote:
winheath wrote:
I am surprised (though pleased) that they are making a film on this. The 1958 film with John Mills and Richard Attenborough was pretty good. But will Americans be much interested? Picky, I know, but the uniforms and helmets look a bit too neat and clean.


The right Americans will be interested. Not sure what that definition is, but I'm interested...

Greg, no offence intended towards Americans who I hold in high regard: simply a question of box office and financing. Not really sure we needed another Dunkirk movie and I'm still hoping for a film on Kohima and Imphal.
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"It would be really cool if Miracle at Dunkerque was released during the buildup to the movie."

Ha - I just sent an e-mail to Randy Lein with that exact thought. It would be a very achievable target date for the game (the movie releases in July 2017) and a wonderful promotional opportunity.

Thanks!

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Saw this when I watched Suicide Squad Thursday night.
The only trailer I saw that made me go, "Hmmm...now that looks worth seeing."
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seanmac wrote:
Duckman wrote:
Very good trailer. Less is more, as the cliché goes.

Atonement had some good and atmospheric Dunkirk scenes, although it's not the main focus of the movie of course.


Yes, Atonement has a beautiful Dunkirk sequence.


I actually hated that bit of the film. It really dragged in the movie - bringing it to a shuddering halt. It was almost as if the director was saying "here's the money, look how much money we had, this is where we spent it, look at all this!"
 
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Jon_1066 wrote:
seanmac wrote:
Duckman wrote:
Very good trailer. Less is more, as the cliché goes.

Atonement had some good and atmospheric Dunkirk scenes, although it's not the main focus of the movie of course.


Yes, Atonement has a beautiful Dunkirk sequence.


I actually hated that bit of the film. It really dragged in the movie - bringing it to a shuddering halt. It was almost as if the director was saying "here's the money, look how much money we had, this is where we spent it, look at all this!"


If anything, the surreal scenes of Dunkirk was incredible. It opens with a single 5 minute take going through a whole beach area. In terms of direction and coordination showing the chaos and insanity of Dunkirk, it was an amazing to pull off up there with the Goodfellas Copacabana and The Longest Day scene with the French Commandos at Ouistreham.
 
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Perhaps they could increase the appeal to an American audience by having the British rescued by an US aircraft carrier? Possibly with Patton chewing his cigar at the helm of a small sailing boat while slapping the RN guy around because he insists on drinking a cup of tea rather than rescuing the guys on the beach.

Just a thought.
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calvinboy24 wrote:
Jon_1066 wrote:
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I actually hated that bit of the film. It really dragged in the movie - bringing it to a shuddering halt. It was almost as if the director was saying "here's the money, look how much money we had, this is where we spent it, look at all this!"


If anything, the surreal scenes of Dunkirk was incredible. It opens with a single 5 minute take going through a whole beach area. In terms of direction and coordination showing the chaos and insanity of Dunkirk, it was an amazing to pull off up there with the Goodfellas Copacabana and The Longest Day scene with the French Commandos at Ouistreham.


For sure it was an amazing shot but in that movie at that point it was superfluous. As an opening scene for a movie about Dunkirk it might have been great but parachuted into the middle of a character piece - it just didn't work for me. It came over as bloated and self indulgent.
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