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Highly Recommended by Whom You Know, #Dunkirk Opens In the USA July 21, 2017 Another Blockbuster from Warner Brothers Pictures This Summer Will Wow You Tremendously See It In IMAX Our Coverage Sponsored by Cosmopolitan Dental, Official Dentist of Whom You Know

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We hadn't seen Dunkirk yet, and Warner Brothers Pictures just one-upped itself.
Possessing all the elements of a winner from brilliant directing, nearly perfect casting, amazing execution and phenomenal set design, Dunkirk is your top priority in life starting tomorrow in America.  You absolutely, positively must see it in IMAX.
 From the start, you are fabulously immersed in the vital drama and the gravity of each situation you feel as though you live yourself vicariously through the superlative IMAX screen and the wonder created by director Chris Nolan.  The authenticity and reality committed to in Dunkirk is what every action movie should aspire to.
"What happened at Dunkirk is one of the greatest stories in human history, the ultimate life-or-death race against time.  It was an extraordinarily suspenseful situation; that's the reality.  Our aim with this movie was to throw the audience into that with an absolute respect for history, but also with a degree of intensity and, of course, a sense of entertainment, too," says Nolan.  He could not have been more successful.  We adore his use of reality as the best fantasy of all and are glad he echewed digital effects and CGI as much as possible. The result is stunning.
Nolan continues: "Like most British people, I was raised on the mythical story of the evacuation of Dunkirk, and the victory that was snatched from the jaws of defeat.  It's a massive part of our culture.  It's in our bones."
 As they face off against the land, sea and air, the gravity of this impossible situation played out in the Dunkirk movie honors history and the real life people that lived this flawlessly.  
 Dunkirk reminds us of the greatest generation and their high standards in life that everyone today should aspire to.  
 Ominous winds of despair whistle hauntingly on a beach that lacking in sunny days and upbeat spirit.  Quiet camaraderie amongst soldiers develops as they bond during the most trying of challenges.
 "Your life and mine would have been profoundly changed had that courageous, brave, patient, impossible moment not been lived through by people who stuck at it, and in so doing protected all of our futures.  Its place in our military, social, political, and emotional history can never been underestimated. In a sense, you could look at an evacuation as being unheroic, but somehow it adds up to something phenomenally heroic about the human spirit," says Kenneth Branagh who plays the British naval commander.
 Mark Rylance, who plays the captain of one of the smaller ships agrees: "It has a deep meaning for the English people.  We were the underdogs on that beach, but we rose to the occasion and eluded the superior forces of the enemy at that time.  The Dunkirk spirit has to do with that perseverance and endurance and also selflessness."
 We could not help but think of Titanic on some of the more stressful water scenes; however, when you consider the factor of war the stakes are even higher.  This film is not for the feint of heart.  The humanity that jumps off the screen is nearly tangible, particularly in IMAX.
 Nolan details: "In looking at how to tell the story, I came fairly early on to the idea of showing events from the land, sea and air: seeing the action from the perspectives of the men on the beach, the people coming to help on the boats, and the pilots trying to protect them from above.  I was immediately struck by the need to use a different time scale for each strong of the story because the guys on the beach are there for the better part of a week in the film, while the boat crossing takes place over the course of a long day, and the action in the Spitfires involves a single hour.  Each of these storylines- one week on land, one day at sea and hone hour in the air-had different temporal characteristics, so in braiding them together editorially, I had to plot them out very carefully."
 Playing Mr. Dawson (Rylance)'s son, Tom Glynn-Carney makes his feature film debut.  He comments that he "[was] thrown in the deep end, but Chris [Nolan] was everything I'd hoped he'd be and more.  He was so helpful and I trusted him with every ounce of my being.  It was also nice being taken under the wing of someone like Mark.  Just watching and learning from him was invaluable and worked for our relationship on camera as father and son." Glynn-Carney also will be co-starring with Mover and Shaker Chris Reilly on the upcoming BBC sure-to-be-hit, The Last Post.
 The elements of air, fire and water all are highly impactful to the storyline and the use of each is breathtaking.  The logistics of the set are phenomenally impressive; the production's restored mole added 500 feet to the 600 feet of pier construction that involved the port authority, port engineers, and dredging companies.  The sheer amount of work that went into the set and props is truly amazing to the viewer as you watch the story unfold.
The respect that all involved had for Nolan is strongly admirable.  "Chris doesn't sit down," said Harry Styles.  "Any time there was a break, it was because he knew everyone else needed one.  He wasn't sitting in some warm tent watching everything on a monitor.  He's out there mucking in with everyone else.  I was in awe."  Chris even noticed when Harry laced his boots in a historically inaccurate fashion; we worship people that have this level of attention to detail.
 ...and they're right: a Rolls Royce engine is the sweetest sound to hear.  The sound and score was off-the-chart perfection in Dunkirk and everyone with a heart and ears will be jolted by the variety of gunfire and war sounds that enhance this film.  Post-film, you absolutely should listen to Rod Stewart's Way Back Home.
 For all our Pilot Peachy enthusiasts, you should know that three Spitfires were used: two Mark1s and one Mark 5 as well as a Spanish HA-1112 Buchon to double for the German ME-109s, better known as Messerschmitts.
 The aviation scenes were absolutely brilliant and in life we've been lucky to see professional pilots fly their personal collector WWII airplanes leisurely so it was truly amazing to see what a reenactment of a combat situation was in Dunkirk.
 Harry Styles is highly impressive in his screen debut as Alex, and even Sinatra-esque.   We'll have to ask Nancy what she thinks.  You would not know he was a singer and not an actor by background.  Each successfully transitioned from heart-throb talented music to the silver screen, even matching on the WWII concept when you consider From Here to Eternity.
"Alex is a young soldier who seems nice, but there's also this edge to him," comments Harry Styles.  "He comes off a little more hardened than the other guys.  Alex likes the idea of being the tough guy, but he's also really scared.  I think for the guys in uniform, it didn't matter what job the guy next to you did.  It was you and him; it was, 'All right, we're on the same side, so we're sticking together.  We're gonna help each other out of this.'"
May the good guys forever win the wars.
Dunkirk is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.

When 400,000 men couldn’t get home…
home came for them.
From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller “Dunkirk.”
Nolan directed “Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen. 

“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’s ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh (“My Week with Marilyn,” “Hamlet,” “Henry V”), Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”) and Tom Hardy (“The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”).

The film was produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), with Jake Myers (“The Revenant,” “Interstellar,” “Jack Reacher”) serving as executive producer.

The behind-the-scenes creative team on “Dunkirk” included director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (“Interstellar,” “Spectre,” “The Fighter”), production designer Nathan Crowley (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), editor Lee Smith (“The Dark Knight” Trilogy, “Elysium”), costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Bullets Over Broadway”), and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson (“Mad Max: Fury Road”). The music was composed by Hans Zimmer (“The Dark Knight” Trilogy, “Inception”).
“Dunkirk” was filmed on location in France, Holland, the UK and Los Angeles. Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Syncopy Production a film by Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk.” Opening worldwide starting July 21, 2017, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
This film has been rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language.

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