Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Dual » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:46 am

Still thinking about Dunkirk. I've not been emotionally moved by a piece of film like that in years. So raw in its delivery.

What an experience. A full on assault of sound and vision.

Perfect cinema.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Preezy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:32 am

I've been talking to people at work about it today and everyone seems to be in agreement that it's an audiovisual delight. Some people were a bit confused with the story running at different speeds for the beach/boat/air strands but once I explained it seemed to click for them.

Most people loved Harry Styles which maeks u fink x

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by Lotus » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:44 am

Why the strawberry float is Harry Styles in it? :lol: :fp:

Anyway, I was going to watch Dunkirk but I've just read in the Guardian that it's a thinly veiled Brexiteer fantasy, and is also - of course - racist. So, I'm out.

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by Dual » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:56 am

How about go and see it yourself.

Imagine missing the film of the year because of some click bait guardian article lol just lol

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by Preezy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:59 am

Lotus wrote:Why the strawberry float is Harry Styles in it? :lol: :fp:

Anyway, I was going to watch Dunkirk but I've just read in the Guardian that it's a thinly veiled Brexiteer fantasy, and is also - of course - racist. So, I'm out.

I haven't read that Guardian article but to call it a brexiteer fantasty is laughable. I voted remain and I thought the film was outstanding.

As for the racism - I saw absolutely zero evidence of that. They call the Germans "Jerry" and the French "frogs" - does that count? I think not.

Ridiculous. Go and see the film you plum.

edit: and Styles is completely fine in it, if you didn't know who he was you'd think "decent little actor, that kid".

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by Lotus » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:37 am

I wasn't being serious. :fp:

I'm not fussed about seeing it anyway, but apparently it's racist because it only has white people in it. And the Guardian have to shoehorn Brexit into everything, hence the Brexit fantasy.

The soundtrack sounds good/impressive though, and I listened to an interview with Nolan and it sounds like a labour of love on his part. Good to that the story of Dunkirk is getting out, apparently it's not that well-known outside UK/Europe.

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by Knoyleo » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:42 am

Lotus wrote:I wasn't being serious. :fp:

I'm not fussed about seeing it anyway, but apparently it's racist because it only has white people in it. And the Guardian have to shoehorn Brexit into everything, hence the Brexit fantasy.

Do you have a link? I've Googled and can't find anything from the guardian calling the film racist.

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by Squinty » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:12 pm

I liked the way most of the characters just wanted away from the place, by any means necessary. There was barely any patriotic bravado in it.

I would not agree about it being movie of the year so far or Nolan's best though. If it doesn't get outstanding sound awards though, I will be surprised.

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by SandyCoin » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:44 pm

Knoyleo wrote:
Lotus wrote:I wasn't being serious. :fp:

I'm not fussed about seeing it anyway, but apparently it's racist because it only has white people in it. And the Guardian have to shoehorn Brexit into everything, hence the Brexit fantasy.

Do you have a link? I've Googled and can't find anything from the guardian calling the film racist.


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/01/indian-african-dunkirk-history-whitewash-attitudes

It's basically saying how there aren't enough members of the commonwealth in the movie i.e Indians. Also the French had African soldiers but they weren't apparently shown in the film. I've not seen it yet (going tomorrow or Thursday) but for some reason started reading the article. I swear I've seen the word "whitewash" more times in the last year than ever in my life.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Peter Crisp » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:57 pm

Dual wrote:Still thinking about Dunkirk. I've not been emotionally moved by a piece of film like that in years. So raw in its delivery.

What an experience. A full on assault of sound and vision.

Perfect cinema.


I completely agree.

I had to bite my lip at work as the other people who'd been to see it said it was disappointing for really odd reasons.
One said the air combat was slow and laboured and didn't seem to understand that WW2 fighters aren't Tie Fighters with antigravity agility or Mig 29's at airshows and another comment was that the lack of body parts strewn all over the place was a letdown. They also said the story about boy on the little ship was pointless and I just had to shut up and walk away before I went strawberry floating mental.

strawberry floating philistines wouldn't know a good film if it hit them in the face :x .

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by Preezy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:55 pm

I wish I worked with you, Peter.

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:15 pm

I just hope the film doesn't suffer from such poor reactions and lots of people go and see it as it's amazing and well worth a trip to the cinema.

Also you seriously don't want to work with me as there's a reason why I never mention it on here or while gaming and it isn't because I think you'd all love it. If you think I'm grumpy on here you'd be surprised just how much worse I am at work and I've somehow been grumpy for the full 7 years.
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by Drumstick » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:36 pm

Probably the sort of people that don't think a film is worth watching if it isn't Marvel this or Disney that.

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by Moggy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:21 pm

Why didn't Captain America help at Dunkirk, or was that after he was frozen?

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by Godzilla » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:18 pm

It Follows - 8/10

It's on Netflix and very good indeed. Has a Carpenter vibe to it and a brilliant soundtrack. Excellent cast too.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:07 pm

Halfway through It Follows, I thought I was watching a modern day genre defining masterpiece. Then the second half happened.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Ord » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:05 pm

Dunkirk. 6/10
Cinematography was top notch, the sound was deafening ( I saw it in IMAX) but a it also felt cold and clinical and ultimately I felt detached from it all. The beach scenes was were I felt it the most. For those that have seen Dunkirk compare that to this one scene in Atonement (in the beaches). It's full of busyness and loads of human touches. Nolans film just had people lined up, standing in a queue. I know it's silly but it took me out of the film.

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by Rocsteady » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:13 pm

SandyCoin wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:
Lotus wrote:I wasn't being serious. :fp:

I'm not fussed about seeing it anyway, but apparently it's racist because it only has white people in it. And the Guardian have to shoehorn Brexit into everything, hence the Brexit fantasy.

Do you have a link? I've Googled and can't find anything from the guardian calling the film racist.


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/01/indian-african-dunkirk-history-whitewash-attitudes

It's basically saying how there aren't enough members of the commonwealth in the movie i.e Indians. Also the French had African soldiers but they weren't apparently shown in the film. I've not seen it yet (going tomorrow or Thursday) but for some reason started reading the article. I swear I've seen the word "whitewash" more times in the last year than ever in my life.

Read that earlier, totally stupid article.

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by Squinty » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:16 am

Ord wrote:Dunkirk. 6/10
Cinematography was top notch, the sound was deafening ( I saw it in IMAX) but a it also felt cold and clinical and ultimately I felt detached from it all. The beach scenes was were I felt it the most. For those that have seen Dunkirk compare that to this one scene in Atonement (in the beaches). It's full of busyness and loads of human touches. Nolans film just had people lined up, standing in a queue. I know it's silly but it took me out of the film.


My mother went to see Dunkirk and she actually had the same complaint. She felt like it lacked that human touch and it was very cold and sterile looking.

She also had a complaint about the amount of people on the beach, but then I guess the movie was covering the last few days of a mass evacuation that lasted over a week. I don't think that one holds so much (pardon the wordplay) water.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Preezy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:23 am

I really enjoyed Dunkirk, but after watching that Atonement clip (I haven't seen the film) I would agree that the beach scenes were a bit sterile and lacked...grit? I think that's a fair criticism. I don't mean I need to see Saving Private Ryan levels of gore and carnage, but perhaps a bit more stuff happening would have given it more impact.

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