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Dunkirk (2017)Directed by Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan's highly anticipated War film is about Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of 400,000 soldiers from Dunkirk, France in May-June 1940. War movies aren't my cup of tea and I have watched only a few of them. However I was extremely excited about this movie because it's a Nolan film, and the technical aspects (entirely shot on large format film – 75% in IMAX and the rest in 65mm film) were fascinating.I watched "Dunkirk" on Sunday morning at the Prasad's Multiplex Large Screen which while not an IMAX presentation, is the largest physical screen you can see the movie on, in Hyderabad (probably in India as well). It was quite an experience watching the movie. It follows three intercut narratives – one on land, one in the sea, and one in the air. In many war movies, you'll have a first and second act where characters are introduced, some drama is created, and the third act would typically focus on the main conflict. "Dunkirk" gets to the third act right away. There's little by way of exposition or character building and you are immediately thrust into the event. The "human" element suffers somewhat because of this. The movie is a technical marvel. The cinematography (Hoyte Van Hoytema) is breathtaking. They engineered new ways of putting cameras and lenses in places that would otherwise be impossible. The sound design and Hans Zimmer's music create such an intensity. All this and the editing and acting go together to make one brilliant film. 9/10, must watch on the largest screen possible, preferably in IMAX if available. I drew Tom Hardy as Farrier from the movie. Like many of his other appearances, his face is again covered for most of the movie. The drawing was done in pencil on paper, (while listening to the track "Supermarine") and scanned. #276 / 24-Jul-17
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