DunkirkDVD - 2017
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JCLCaitlinT Aug 14, 2020
Fun fact: This is one of Quentin Tarantino's favorite movies. It's Christopher Nolan 17 years after Memento, in absolute peak form. The film depicts three different storylines from the battle of Dunkirk during WWII. One's a week long, one's a day long, one's an hour long—just wait, because when t... Read More »
JCLCharlesH Jun 18, 2020
Shot mostly in eye level closeups, this dialog light film drops the viewer onto the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940 during Operation Dynamo. The score is fantastic, as evidenced by its academy awards, and the depictions of the will to live against great odds is inspirational.
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* Best Picture
* Best Director (Christopher Nolan)
* Original Score
* Production Design
JCLEmilyD Mar 22, 2018
A very important story is told in this movie. During the second world war the British, French and other allied forces get surrounded at Dunkrik, a beach town in France. The limited Navy and Red-cross ships can't seem to make it back across the channel without being hit by German forces, British f... Read More »
Pitched as "virtual reality without the headset", Dunkirk lives up to the proposition. As close to riding a roller coaster as you're gonna get on your couch.
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Blind Man: Well done, lads. Well done.
Alex: All we did is survive.
Blind Man: That's enough.
He didn't kill anyone. He was just looking for a way off the sand, like the rest of us.
Where's the bloody air force?
-The navy's requisitioned her.
No French soldiers. No French soldiers. No. No, no French. English only. English only past this point. No. It's a British ship. No, you have your own ships.
Dunkirk's so far. Why can't they just load at Calais?
-The enemy had something to say about it.
Ah, down here we're sitting ducks.
Colonel, you're gonna have to decide how many more wounded to evacuate. One stretcher takes the space of seven standing men.
What about the French?
-Publicly, Churchill's told them, "Bras dessous." Arm in arm, leaving together.
-We need our army back.
How many men are they talking about, sir?
-Churchill wants 30,000. Ramsay's hoping we can give him 45.
There are 400,000 men on this beach, sir.
He feels safer on deck. You would too if you'd been bombed.
What's wrong with your friend?
-He's looking for a quick way out. In case we go down.
A bloody frog. A cowardly little queue-jumping frog.
As soon as he pokes his head out, they'll slaughter him.
-Better him than me.
It's not fair.
- Survival's not fair. No, it's shit. It's fear, and it's greed. Fate pushed through the bowels of men.
Shit. He saved our lives.
-And he's about to do it again.
No, don't! Stop!
-Somebody's gotta get off, so the rest of us can live. If you wanna volunteer...
Fxck no. I'm going home. And if this is the price? I'll live with it. But it's wrong.
One man's not going to make enough difference.
-You'd best hope it does, because you'd be volunteering next.
-No. Not me. My brother. He flew Hurricanes. Died third week into the war.
Well done. Well done, lads. Well done.
-All we did is survive.
Part 1 of 2 -- Ending voice over of Winston Churchill to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom on 4 June 1940:
"Wars are not won by evacuations. But there was a victory inside this deliverance, which should be noted. Our thankfulness at the escape of our army must not blind us to the fact that what has happened in France and Belgium is a colossal military disaster. We must expect another blow to be struck almost immediately. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France. We shall fight on the seas and oceans. We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island whatever the cost... "
Part 2 of 2 -- Ending voice over of Winston Churchill to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom on 4 June 1940:
"We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets. We shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender. And even if this island or a large part of it were subjugated and staring, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."
Violence: There is explosions and gun fire. Also people drown and get crushed.
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TheUltimateReviewer thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99
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