Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. Picture’s recent release Dunkirk delivers an intense, yet beautiful story of war. Writer and director Nolan delivers bomb fragments of dialogue, while shooting audiences with a machine gun of facial expressions and a platoon of sound mixing to depict a journey for survival.
Nolan establishes the primary antagonist in a shot with actor Harry Styles and his newly deceased fellow soldiers with a wide shot behind the young British military man. Actors Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy appear soon after to converge on Dunkirk. After more than 90 minutes of an emotion sprint of an obstacle course on sand, the civilians accomplish their mission to evacuate the soldiers. Once the credits roll, the human heart slows down from a cinematic treat that utilizes cinematic history to tell history.
Dunkirk Synopsis: “In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.”
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