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ClaphamFox

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Dunkirk is excellent.

A bit of a tangent, but I watched the film ‘71 last night. Absolutely superb. Anybody else seen it? I can’t believe it was made in 2014 and I only just became aware of it…
 

sabredunce

Silver Surfer
Dunkirk was almost as bad as 1917, which takes some doing. Hey, it's Christopher Nolan. The films just... stops.. when he runs out of ideas.

'71 just comes out of nowhere. You find it accidentally, watch it and just get knocked out. Intense. Never looked it up, but had zero promotion?
 

ClaphamFox

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Dunkirk was almost as bad as 1917, which takes some doing. Hey, it's Christopher Nolan. The films just... stops.. when he runs out of ideas.

'71 just comes out of nowhere. You find it accidentally, watch it and just get knocked out. Intense. Never looked it up, but had zero promotion?
Surely Dunkirk ‘just…stops’ when they all get evacuated and arrive home? 😀 I admit it has little in the way of plot and it sometimes feels more like a video game than a movie, but I thought it was gripping and powerful. It was chaotic and messy, but surely that’s the point? War is chaotic and messy.

I can’t comment on 1917 as I haven’t seen it.
 

sabredunce

Silver Surfer
I honestly remember nothing of Dunkirk. There's a decent shot of French (or British) soldiers fleeing down a lane and hopping a wall with papers blowing round that was memorable, they used it in the trailer. I think a boat got strafed. Other than that.. nothing.

When it started, I got excited - thought the film was going to be paced and story driven, no rush to get anywhere. Then.. nothing happened.

Stay AWAY from 1917, trust me.
 

Brizzlfox

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I honestly remember nothing of Dunkirk. There's a decent shot of French (or British) soldiers fleeing down a lane and hopping a wall with papers blowing round that was memorable, they used it in the trailer.
That scene might well have been memorable, but it was also bollocks. If the Germans had been that close (i.e. two streets away) to the Dunkirk beaches and mole, then the evacuation could never have happened. It was the least convincing part of the movie (apart from the final Spitfire v Stuka duel)...otherwise it's a superb film. As is 1971. I too am surprised that this film has not enjoyed the popularity and critical acclaim it deserves...

I still like the old 1950s Dunkirk film (with John Mills) and there is a fabulous piece of Dunkirk-related cinema in Atonement - the scene where the British hero-soldier climbs a sand-dune and suddenly beholds those thousands on the beaches of Dunkirk. Awesome shot.
 

sabredunce

Silver Surfer
Not in terms of accuracy, the scene in terms of building tension - the craft in it was decent filmwork. Dunkirk was meant to be vignettes and it underachieved.
 

Feckit

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Dunkirk is excellent.

A bit of a tangent, but I watched the film ‘71 last night. Absolutely superb. Anybody else seen it? I can’t believe it was made in 2014 and I only just became aware of it…
Great film, gripping and true, have you seen ‘50 dead men walking’ that’s a tough one as well…
 

borebage53

Knife & Fork pending
Le Paradis Massacre,27th May 1940, 99 members of the 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment taken as POW's then lined up in the village and shot by the Waffen SS during the Battle of Dunkirk. 97 dead,2 survivors!
Wormhout Massacre,28th May 1940,80 men of the 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment,4th Battalion Cheshire Regiment,Royal Artillery of the Worcestershire Yeomanry Anti-Tank Regiment and some French Soldiers all murdered by the Waffen-SS Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler. All brave men who fought to the last and only surrendered when all of their ammunition was spent during the Battle of Dunkirk.When nearly 100 men had been herded into a barn their SS captors threw in a total of 24 grenades. The utter carnage inside was only slightly lessened by the extreme bravery of 2 British NCO's. Sergeant Stanley Moore and CSM Augustus Jennings who hurled themselves on top of stick-grenades using their own bodies in a selfless and heroic attempt to suppress the blasts and shield their comrades. The SS then simply and callously fired their automatic weapons and rifles into the barn to finish off the massacre before moving on.
80 men were killed,15 were wounded,some so severely that within 48 hours only 6 of them were still alive. Regular Wehrmacht units who arrived at the scene later did care for and get some of the survivors to hospitals.

God bless and preserve the precious memory of all those brave lad's!
 

LGFOX

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Dunkirk is excellent.

A bit of a tangent, but I watched the film ‘71 last night. Absolutely superb. Anybody else seen it? I can’t believe it was made in 2014 and I only just became aware of it…

Where is it on? Netflix, Amazon or was it on regular tv
 

Oadlad

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It is obviously not a football topic but perhaps there is an argument for less topic options?
I doubt if everybody trawls through all topics for stuff which does not appear to fit neatly.
Like films - The What are you Watching slot?
 

BigDave

Moderator
Staff member
Great film.
The movie about the greenhouse is yet to come.
As guys like to say these days, 'rules are rules'. Sorry for the guys complaining, but there is no favoritism here. If you want to give us your rubbish opinions on shitty films, please post them here.
 

BigDave

Moderator
Staff member
It is obviously not a football topic but perhaps there is an argument for less topic options?
I doubt if everybody trawls through all topics for stuff which does not appear to fit neatly.
Like films - The What are you Watching slot?
Sure. Like posting a message in the film/tv section is so difficult.
 

Sohofox

Season Ticket Holder
It is obviously not a football topic but perhaps there is an argument for less topic options?
I doubt if everybody trawls through all topics for stuff which does not appear to fit neatly.
Like films - The What are you Watching sl
Well I enjoyed it. Was shouting out "faacking Hell!!!" loads of times.
 

Feckit

Season Ticket Holder
Le Paradis Massacre,27th May 1940, 99 members of the 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment taken as POW's then lined up in the village and shot by the Waffen SS during the Battle of Dunkirk. 97 dead,2 survivors!
Wormhout Massacre,28th May 1940,80 men of the 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment,4th Battalion Cheshire Regiment,Royal Artillery of the Worcestershire Yeomanry Anti-Tank Regiment and some French Soldiers all murdered by the Waffen-SS Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler. All brave men who fought to the last and only surrendered when all of their ammunition was spent during the Battle of Dunkirk.When nearly 100 men had been herded into a barn their SS captors threw in a total of 24 grenades. The utter carnage inside was only slightly lessened by the extreme bravery of 2 British NCO's. Sergeant Stanley Moore and CSM Augustus Jennings who hurled themselves on top of stick-grenades using their own bodies in a selfless and heroic attempt to suppress the blasts and shield their comrades. The SS then simply and callously fired their automatic weapons and rifles into the barn to finish off the massacre before moving on.
80 men were killed,15 were wounded,some so severely that within 48 hours only 6 of them were still alive. Regular Wehrmacht units who arrived at the scene later did care for and get some of the survivors to hospitals.

God bless and preserve the precious memory of all those brave lad's!
I remember seeing similar scenes to this in an old film, can’t remember what it was though, absolutely shocking behaviour by the SS who were by far the biggest animals of the 2nd world war…
 

kendalfox

Season Ticket Holder
Anybody seen ,6 mins to midnight watched Darkest Hour wasn't bad Gary Oldman played his part very well.
Fantasy Film "The Wall" wasn't bad
If you can watch "Nil by Mouth"
 

ClaphamFox

Season Ticket Holder
Checking it's not a typo, 1971 ot 1917?
Two different films. ‘71 is about a British soldier who gets lost in Catholic Belfast in 1971 and has to escape. 1917 is about a couple of British soldiers who get trapped behind enemy lines during the First World War. Similar titles and concepts, but different movies.

I was referring to ‘71. I haven’t seen 1917.
 
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