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Honestly I have to say I was disappointed, I went in with expectations too high. It was good but I guess I was hoping for something more akin to Saving Private Ryan in terms of kick ass battle scenes along with a decent film.

I found it odd that they always referred to the Germans as the "enemy" and I think they may never have named them specifically (?) nor did they show any Germans.
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I'm highly offended this movie features no women or persons of color ...

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JSA wrote:
I'm highly offended this movie features no women or persons of color ...

I was surprised that there were some black, presumably African colonial troops among the French.
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ThisIsIt wrote:
JSA wrote:
I'm highly offended this movie features no women or persons of color ...


I was surprised that there were some black, presumably African colonial troops among the French.

The French are pissed b/c they are not mentioned in the film.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...ry-Dunkirk-film.html

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Re: Dunkirk [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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They are mentioned but that's about it. There's all but no scenes of the defense of the beaches as the Germans close in.
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Re: Dunkirk [ThisIsIt] [ In reply to ]
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This is the third thread on Dunkirk. But it is the best one so far.
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Re: Dunkirk [H-] [ In reply to ]
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I enjoyed Dunkirk.

I have not yet enjoyed Dunkirk, but I've read threads and this one is the best. GO DUNKIRK!!!

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ThisIsIt wrote:
Honestly I have to say I was disappointed, I went in with expectations too high. It was good but I guess I was hoping for something more akin to Saving Private Ryan in terms of kick ass battle scenes along with a decent film.

I found it odd that they always referred to the Germans as the "enemy" and I think they may never have named them specifically (?) nor did they show any Germans.

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ThisIsIt wrote:
Honestly I have to say I was disappointed, I went in with expectations too high. It was good but I guess I was hoping for something more akin to Saving Private Ryan in terms of kick ass battle scenes along with a decent film.

I found it odd that they always referred to the Germans as the "enemy" and I think they may never have named them specifically (?) nor did they show any Germans.

Guess the Brits could have used John Wayne or some other American hero to save the day. Heck, Chuck Norris could have turned it into a British victory. :-)
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The French are pissed b/c they are not mentioned in the film.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...ry-Dunkirk-film.html

There was a recent study done on how many French troops are needed to defend their country.

The results were incomplete because it's never been done.
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Re: Dunkirk [cerveloguy] [ In reply to ]
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cerveloguy wrote:
ThisIsIt wrote:
Honestly I have to say I was disappointed, I went in with expectations too high. It was good but I guess I was hoping for something more akin to Saving Private Ryan in terms of kick ass battle scenes along with a decent film.

I found it odd that they always referred to the Germans as the "enemy" and I think they may never have named them specifically (?) nor did they show any Germans.

Guess the Brits could have used John Wayne or some other American hero to save the day. Heck, Chuck Norris could have turned it into a British victory. :-)
In 1963, United Artists released the movie "The Great Escape", based on the escape of 76 RAF aircrew members from Stalag Luft III in 1944. No Americans were in the camp at that time. (The few who had ever been held in Stalag Luft III had been moved to other camps seven months earlier.)

The actors included Richard Attenborough and David McCallum. However, Steve McQueen (jumping a motorcycle over barbed wire) and James Garner received top billing. Also included were Charles Bronson and James Coburn.

I wonder if someone had the thought when they were putting "Dunkirk" together, "Do you think we should get Ben Affleck to play an American flying Spitfires in the RAF? Maybe Bruce Willis as a wisecracking US Army general on loan to the British Army?"



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JSA wrote:
ThisIsIt wrote:
JSA wrote:
I'm highly offended this movie features no women or persons of color ...


I was surprised that there were some black, presumably African colonial troops among the French.

The French are pissed b/c they are not mentioned in the film.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...ry-Dunkirk-film.html
Straight away, it's spelled Dunkerque in French.

Of the 338,000 troops evacuated from Dunkerque, 140,000 were French and Belgium.



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Re: Dunkirk [Alvin Tostig] [ In reply to ]
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It's kind of like when American's do a movie about D-Day. It's as though Great Britain and Canada weren't there.
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Alvin Tostig wrote:
JSA wrote:
ThisIsIt wrote:
JSA wrote:
I'm highly offended this movie features no women or persons of color ...


I was surprised that there were some black, presumably African colonial troops among the French.


The French are pissed b/c they are not mentioned in the film.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...ry-Dunkirk-film.html

Straight away, it's spelled Dunkerque in French.

Of the 338,000 troops evacuated from Dunkerque, 140,000 were French and Belgium.

The movie takes place over the period of about a day with the British mainly being evacuated, at the end it alludes to the switch in focus from getting the British out to getting the French out. The movie gives the impression that the rescue of was sort of a one time deal with the small boats coming over from England rather than an operation that went on for more than a week.
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Re: Dunkirk [ThisIsIt] [ In reply to ]
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Yeah, I was a little disappointed myself. It was ok, but It wasn't great. And, it was far too anti-septic for me. They didn't need to go to the Saving Private Ryan level of gore, but I think that the movie would have been better had it showed just a bit more of the horrors of war.

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It's kind of like when American's do a movie about D-Day. It's as though Great Britain and Canada weren't there.

The troops of the Empire had a pretty easy day in relative terms to Utah Omaha and the cluster of the US airborne drop.
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windywave wrote:
racin_rusty wrote:
It's kind of like when American's do a movie about D-Day. It's as though Great Britain and Canada weren't there.


The troops of the Empire had a pretty easy day in relative terms to Utah Omaha and the cluster of the US airborne drop.

Easy? If you believe that then you've been watching way too many John Wayne movies. Ever heard of Juno Beach?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_Beach
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cerveloguy wrote:
windywave wrote:
racin_rusty wrote:
It's kind of like when American's do a movie about D-Day. It's as though Great Britain and Canada weren't there.


The troops of the Empire had a pretty easy day in relative terms to Utah Omaha and the cluster of the US airborne drop.

Easy? If you believe that then you've been watching way too many John Wayne movies. Ever heard of Juno Beach?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_Beach

Look up the term relative and get back to me. I explicitly used it for a reason
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windywave wrote:
cerveloguy wrote:
windywave wrote:
racin_rusty wrote:
It's kind of like when American's do a movie about D-Day. It's as though Great Britain and Canada weren't there.


The troops of the Empire had a pretty easy day in relative terms to Utah Omaha and the cluster of the US airborne drop.

Easy? If you believe that then you've been watching way too many John Wayne movies. Ever heard of Juno Beach?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_Beach

Look up the term relative and get back to me. I explicitly used it for a reason
RELATIVELY, the US troops at Utah Beach had the "easiest" day.

"Casualties on the British beaches were roughly 1000 on Gold Beach and the same number on Sword Beach. The remainder of the British losses were amongst the airborne troops: some 600 were killed or wounded, and 600 more were missing; 100 glider pilots also became casualties. The losses of 3rd Canadian Division at Juno Beach have been given as 340 killed, 574 wounded and 47 taken prisoner.

The breakdown of US casualties was 1465 dead, 3184 wounded, 1928 missing and 26 captured. Of the total US figure, 2499 casualties were from the US airborne troops (238 of them being deaths). The casualties at Utah Beach were relatively light: 197, including 60 missing. However, the US 1st and 29th Divisions together suffered around 2000 casualties at Omaha Beach."

https://history.stackexchange.com/...troops-died-on-d-day

Incredible accomplishment by all of the allied nation's troops.



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It's kind of like when American's do a movie about D-Day. It's as though Great Britain and Canada weren't there.

I guess you never watched The Longest Day.







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Re: Dunkirk [Alvin Tostig] [ In reply to ]
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"Incredible accomplishment by all of the allied nation's troops."


My uncle Ted was in the army and tripped over a tent peg and broke his ankle the day before D-Day and had to miss the big show. At the time he was 21 yrs old and totally ticked off that he wouldn't be crossing the English Channel with his buddies since they were all convinced they were going to teach those guys a lesson. After a few months in a cast they sent him to his unit. When he got there he started asking where his buddies were. Of course they had been killed. He always said it was at that moment he realized how lucky he had been. He survived the war as did my uncle Jerry who was in a Lancaster bomber and my dad in a Spitfire with the RCAF.
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Saw it today in IMAX. The sound was incredible - it shook my insides like Interstellar!

However, I am confused by the multiple timelines - the beach, the boat, and the plane. Were they all happening at the same time? It took me a bit to figure it out - more like Memento.....
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johnnybefit wrote:
Saw it today in IMAX. The sound was incredible - it shook my insides like Interstellar!

However, I am confused by the multiple timelines - the beach, the boat, and the plane. Were they all happening at the same time? It took me a bit to figure it out - more like Memento.....

I'd have to see it again to piece it all together. Some of it was definitely the day before because the first ship got sunk at night and they woke up after sleeping on the beech. The plane and second sinking, and rescue all happen on day 2. Plus the shell shocked guy the boat rescues first is a survivor of the prior night's boat sinking by the torpedo.
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ThisIsIt wrote:
johnnybefit wrote:
Saw it today in IMAX. The sound was incredible - it shook my insides like Interstellar!

However, I am confused by the multiple timelines - the beach, the boat, and the plane. Were they all happening at the same time? It took me a bit to figure it out - more like Memento.....


I'd have to see it again to piece it all together. Some of it was definitely the day before because the first ship got sunk at night and they woke up after sleeping on the beech. The plane and second sinking, and rescue all happen on day 2. Plus the shell shocked guy the boat rescues first is a survivor of the prior night's boat sinking by the torpedo.

In the beginning the showed 'The beach, 1 week, the ship 1 day, and the planes 1 hour". Maybe that was the integration of the 3 threads but I still found it confusing.
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