Thread: Dunkirk (2017)
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Old 1st Aug 2017, 05:30
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obgraham
 
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Just back from seeing the film, so have to add my bit:

Didn't like it at all. I guess I just don't care for the "stream of consciousness" approach to a film.

I understand that the director was trying to purposefully confuse the viewer's sense of time, and portray the disorientation that a battle must induce. But I just couldn't get a feel for the overall story or the people being portrayed. And the score was designed to mimic a heartbeat, rising and falling with stress, then morphing into the slowed down Nimrod.

Too artsy-fartsy for me, though. Branagh?: is there a more "wooden" actor today? Same lip expression in every film. Rylance?: underplayed, subtle, and marvelous as everything he does is.
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