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Dunkirk (2017)

Post by karatattoo on Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:44 pm

Dunkirk is one of the most intense films I've ever seen.

There is minimal dialog, and everything is seen essentially from the points of view of the soldiers stranded on the beach, the RAF Spitfire pilots, and the civilian fleet of ships going to rescue the troops.

The faces of the enemy are never shown, nor are their voices heard.

As the story progressed, I found myself getting somewhat emotional, and when the film ended, I realized that I was breathing a sigh of relief.

Well worth your time.
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:46 am

Sounds worth checking out, thanks.
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Post by Mbast1 on Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:00 pm

karatattoo wrote:Dunkirk is one of the most intense films I've ever seen.

Ok, now I feel I have to see it. Have to.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:32 am

I wouldn't mind seeing it, time and finances permitting. My work colleague says that it's not too long, which is a bonus for me. Far too many films are bloated beyond what the story needs. I might catch it on DVD.
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:03 pm

I still think 90 minutes is the optimum time for a movie.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:11 pm

I agree. Of course, there will always be exceptions.
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:14 pm

tony ingram wrote:I still think 90 minutes is the optimum time for a movie.

I read, years ago, that studios push movies to be that length because it's the average length of time people can go before needing to use the bathroom.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:24 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I still think 90 minutes is the optimum time for a movie.

I read, years ago, that studios push movies to be that length because it's the average length of time people can go before needing to use the bathroom.
That has always been my experience. Laughing
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Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:02 am

Mbast1 wrote:I read, years ago, that studios push movies to be that length because it's the average length of time people can go before needing to use the bathroom.
We should learn from the wisdom of the ancients. At least children's movies have the good sense and decency to stick to 90 minutes.
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Post by Mbast1 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:38 pm

tony ingram wrote:That has always been my experience. Laughing

Now I'm curious how much the length of time people can go has changed with the increasing size of drinks at American theaters.

I am a bit weird.
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Post by Mbast1 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:42 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:We should learn from the wisdom of the ancients. At least children's movies have the good sense and decency to stick to 90 minutes.

To me, I think a movie should be as long as it needs to be to tell the story. Vague, but it can be too short, or too long, depending.
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:20 am

Mbast1 wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:We should learn from the wisdom of the ancients. At least children's movies have the good sense and decency to stick to 90 minutes.

To me, I think a movie should be as long as it needs to be to tell the story. Vague, but it can be too short, or too long, depending.
In principle, a fine idea. In practice, if I sit in one position too long these days, my knee locks.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:57 am

Mbast1 wrote:Now I'm curious how much the length of time people can go has changed with the increasing size of drinks at American theaters.

I am a bit weird.

You're not weird. It's a very logical thing to think. But if people get used to increasing drink sizes, maybe their bladder capacity increases over the years. If I ever meet a urologist at the hospital where I work, I'll ask them.
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Post by Mbast1 on Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:22 am

tony ingram wrote:In principle, a fine idea. In practice, if I sit in one position too long these days, my knee locks.

Ugh, do I get this. I concede your point, I guess.
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:46 pm

karatattoo wrote:Well worth your time.

Finally got to see it last night. And this is exactly right. WELL worth the time. All around excellent movie.
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