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Dunkirk & Churchill

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Both really Good Brit flicks. Keep in mind that they just don't make films the same way Hollywood does. Both slow paced and more Dramatic, not at all like all the Slam, Bang, Boom stuff from our studios. If you're a WWII History buff at all you'll enjoy them. They're both Keepers to me and have been added into my Library.

 

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Darkest Hour even Better than Churchill!

 

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Haven't seen Churchill yet.

Pretty dissapointed in Dunkirk.

 

Seemed scant? Didn't it.

Not enough people.

Not much action.

 

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I saw Dunkirk. Very well done. I downloaded Darkest Hour last week , but haven't gotten around to watching it. Since I won't be working tomorrow thanks to the bozos n congress, I guess I'll have time to watch it. 

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On 1/19/2018 at 2:23 PM, mcorioles said:

Haven't seen Churchill yet.

Pretty dissapointed in Dunkirk.

 

Seemed scant? Didn't it.

Not enough people.

Not much action.

 

You have to understand Brit flicks. You won't see all the Crash, Bang, Boom sensationalism that you get from Hollywood. It's more all Drama. Overall I gave it a B. Darkest hour is a bit better than Churchill. They cover different stages of WWII. Darkest Hour is right after Chamberlain came back from Munich after caving to Hitler and some in Parliament didn't want an all out War. They were basically Alone as the US was still Neutral then. Churchill is just before D-day when he was having misgivings and was afraid of massive losses as he was in WWI at Gallipoli and saw that Horror Story. Still pretty good though. I just wonder how these 3 Brit Flicks all covering the same basic theme came out all around the same time. Kind of odd. 

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Dunkirk was OK......

3 parallel paths, the beach, the plane and the pleasure boat......

certainly didn't appear they spent much on production......

it could have been a bit more dramatic at the end with a better sense of scale of the armada ,,,,,,

I also expected some type of rolling dialogue the end saying how many where saved, how many died ,,,,,

the climax was underwhelming with the officer saying "i see home" ......

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Haven't seen any Best Actor nominee movies other than Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour.

Very good movie and I came away thinking Oldman's performance was very strong and Oscar-worthy.

Again, I have not seen his competition this year, but when comparing to past winners, it seems like a no-brainer that he wins it.

 

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I saw Dunkirk in the theater. The biggest plus for me, was that it wasn't about the US in WW II. It was interesting to get a story about a Brit specific event. I also like how far into the movie we get, before it's revealed that the guy he runs into, on the beach, is French and trying to escape the Nazis. Also, the sense of duty that compels the father to take his boat out and try to save a few lives. He isn't setting out to save a platoon, just a few lives. It's a high risk, low reward proposition. And the way that Nolan was able to churn that sense of duty into a generational debate, as the son pleads with his father to stay out of harms way. With all that said, it was a very slow movie, and you have to really give yourself to it, since it's long on non-spoken tensions. 

I rented Darkest Hours, and watched the first hour of it. It was getting late, and I thought I'd watch the second half the next night. I didn't realize that I only had a 24 hour viewing period. Thanks Amazon, I know times are hard for you, and giving me an extra couple of hours to see a movie, would have likely collapsed your empire. But I enjoyed what I saw of it. Since Netflix has the Crown, I suspect they'll add it later. I'll go back and watch it, in its entirety.   

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watched darkest hour last night and enjoyed it ........

was familiar with the appeaser chamberlain, not so much halifax (not sure how true the flick was, will be doing some goggling) .....

watched 2 WWII era flicks this weekend, darkest hour and zookeepers wife and both had a pretty big GOT player in them ....

 

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Downloading the Original B&W Dunkirk from 1958 now. I saw it before several years ago, don't recall it being that great so I didn't Save it. I'll have to take a look at it again & probably add it to my library. Among all the rest of my categories on my Ext hard drives, I believe my War Movie collection divided into 3 folders, Air, Land & Sea is Unsurpassed! 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunkirk_(1958_film)

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