Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan s previous films have reflected the uncertainties of the twentieth first century With Dunkirk, Nolan has gone back into the past and brought to life one of the momentous events of the twentieth century the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk, telling the tale by land, sea, and sky.Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troopChristopher Nolan s previous films have reflected the uncertainties of the twentieth first century With Dunkirk, Nolan has gone back into the past and brought to life one of the momentous events of the twentieth century the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk, telling the tale by land, sea, and sky.Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.The film features a prestigious cast, including Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, and newcomer Fionn Whitehead, with Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.The screenplay is accompanied by a conversation about the film between Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, as well as selected storyboards.
Dunkirk Christopher Nolan s previous films have reflected the uncertainties of the twentieth first century With Dunkirk Nolan has gone back into the past and brought to life one of the momentous events of th

  • Title: Dunkirk
  • Author: Christopher J. Nolan
  • ISBN: 9780571336258
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Dunkirk”

    1. I'm totally psyched up for the movie after reading this book. It's full of historical and insider info about Dunkirk and filming of the movie. I'm sure I'm better prepared now to appreciate all the attention to details, which I believe would go unnoticed otherwise. The amount of historical research this movie required before anything was put into motion is absolutely insane. So, off to see the movie!EDIT: I was right. Watching the movie after the book was a great experience, and I bet it's bette [...]

    2. I didn't see the film by the same but heard about it and wanted to know more about this little-known military event. I assumed this was the book that the film was based on but it starts off with information about the making of the film and almost lost me there as I didn't want to listen to several hours about shooting a film. But it quickly moved into the actual history of the event and included viewpoints from many who were there and managed to escape from the beach. Between this book and seein [...]

    3. Great companion piece that actually gave some solid insight into the film.The film is the superior experience, however, as the flaws of the story stick out more in the screenplay.

    4. I can't imagine if anyone submitted this script to a producer it would be likely to get made. Scripts should have a lot of white space on the page, and one of the things I thought while watching the movie (other than 'bloody hell, evacuating Dunkirk didn't look like fun') was how much of the script would be full of text just describing what's happening. That's exactly the case, so thank god Nolan already had a fantastic director signed on to direct.This film has stayed with me since viewing, and [...]

    5. I love the masterpiece of the film "Dunkirk (four times at movie theaters!) and had to pick this up; I loved this book as well! This book has an interview with Christopher Nolan (Directer, producer, etc), complete screenplay and a selected few storyboards. Pretty much if you enjoyed the film, then you'll enjoy this as well. Its surprising what little bits you miss, from reading the screenplay and watching the film multiple times, you notice bits that you didn't catch the first time! The film is [...]

    6. I saw this film in IMAX 2 and a half weeks ago and it has been all I've been thinking about since then. Today I found the screenplay, put the film soundtrack on and read it, reliving all of the emotions I went trough on watching this masterpiece.You can actually see the rapid change between settings on paper better than on screen, it makes you realise how fast everything was happening.I should say some of the language was very technical, conserning ships, aircrafts and so on, but otherwise-an in [...]

    7. Bought this for the conversation between Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, and the storyboards. The former is a compelling read that gives great insight into Christopher Nolan’s process. Honestly, I could read these conversations even if they were a thousand pages longI’ve also read the script. Sometimes I read scripts of exceptional movies because it’s interesting to see the differences and how stories are developed on paper. Christopher Nolan is a great storyteller (along with his brother) [...]

    8. The Dunkirk story is very interesting. It's a part of WWII that seems to have been overlooked given the fact that it was a retreat. What occurred to evacuate all of the British and French soldiers was amazing and what they endured was horrible. Although the story is interesting and should be told, the author frankly isn't very good at story telling. The book picked up when he detailed the how the movie depicted what happened.

    9. A brilliant tribute to the good that is within humans. A brilliant reminder of the loathsome horror humans are capable of. Nolan meticulously researched and respectfully and lovingly recreated a moment in time when these inherent characteristics collided ferociously on a beach in northern France.“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Albert Einstein

    10. Great cinematic experiment and priceless for the clam and realistic manner in which "retreat" and "defeat" are portrayed as they truly were. The only message it tries to convey and is perceived by me is a poetic homage to the strong, respectable and proud British civil society rather than the British state whose role in winning the war in Europe is rather debatable.

    11. I saw the movie 6 times, 4 times in regular IMAX and 2 times in IMAX 70mm. It's beautiful, breath-taking and just incredible. Words are powerless in front of a masterpiece.

    12. good book, I love the history but I had to return it to the library so did not completely finish it

    13. As a military history buff, this filled in many holes in my understanding of the events leading up to, and surrounding, the evacuation.Highly recommend.

    14. While the true story of Dunkirk has been called a miracle, the book (screenplay) Dunkirk, left me with many questions and struggling to engage. There was not as many action packed scenes as I expected and no real life conversations, just the narrator describing the conversation went. The main character (Alex) was not described enough for my needs. The author didn't go into much detail about Alex, and why he went into war. In this case, I did not think that Dunkirk was a good book.

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