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Watching 1917.. inspired me... 10:54 - Jan 29 with 2456 viewsunstableblue

.... to watch Dunkirk again. Dunkirk is a masterpiece of a film. Well worth a revisit or a first watch if you haven't seen it.

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 11:05 - Jan 29 with 1770 viewsGuthrum

Haven't seen 1917 yet, but am afraid I wasn't that impressed with Dunkirk. Too few people about on the beaches and there's the implausibly extended gliding Spitfire sequence.

For recent wartime films, Anthropoid was very well done.
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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 11:10 - Jan 29 with 1757 viewsLord_Lucan

Alan Brazil wasn't keen on Dunkirk as there weren't hundreds of Spitfires crushing The Hun.

I'm not sure if he did history at school.

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 11:38 - Jan 29 with 1706 viewsunstableblue

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 11:05 - Jan 29 by Guthrum

Haven't seen 1917 yet, but am afraid I wasn't that impressed with Dunkirk. Too few people about on the beaches and there's the implausibly extended gliding Spitfire sequence.

For recent wartime films, Anthropoid was very well done.
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Thought Dunkirk was superb, intense and moving. I do know what you mean about the scale, interesting photo from operation dynamo below:



Will check out Anthropoid.. that passed me by.. thanks

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 11:51 - Jan 29 with 1686 viewsLord_Lucan

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 11:38 - Jan 29 by unstableblue

Thought Dunkirk was superb, intense and moving. I do know what you mean about the scale, interesting photo from operation dynamo below:



Will check out Anthropoid.. that passed me by.. thanks


My grandad was on a boat in Dunkirk and walked to the other side to have a crafty fag and the boat then got hit where he was previously standing.

Lucan was nearly a non starter.

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 11:59 - Jan 29 with 1658 viewsC_HealyIsAPleasure

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 11:51 - Jan 29 by Lord_Lucan

My grandad was on a boat in Dunkirk and walked to the other side to have a crafty fag and the boat then got hit where he was previously standing.

Lucan was nearly a non starter.


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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 12:04 - Jan 29 with 1649 viewsHARRY10

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 11:05 - Jan 29 by Guthrum

Haven't seen 1917 yet, but am afraid I wasn't that impressed with Dunkirk. Too few people about on the beaches and there's the implausibly extended gliding Spitfire sequence.

For recent wartime films, Anthropoid was very well done.
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It's worth spending 10 mins watching this short documentary on a rather forgotten part of the Dunkirk story

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 12:37 - Jan 29 with 1604 viewsIllinoisblue

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 11:05 - Jan 29 by Guthrum

Haven't seen 1917 yet, but am afraid I wasn't that impressed with Dunkirk. Too few people about on the beaches and there's the implausibly extended gliding Spitfire sequence.

For recent wartime films, Anthropoid was very well done.
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Fully agree. Thought Dunkirk was hugely disappointing. We never get to know the characters so why should we care about them?

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 12:45 - Jan 29 with 1585 viewsGuthrum

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 12:04 - Jan 29 by HARRY10

It's worth spending 10 mins watching this short documentary on a rather forgotten part of the Dunkirk story



Indeed. About 100,000 of the troops evacuated from Dunkirk were French.

Also largely forgotten were the other evacuations along the coast, for example at Calais.

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 12:57 - Jan 29 with 1570 viewsdavblue

Dunkirk didn't do it for me and im a big fan of Christopher Nolan.

Thought it was rather characterless. Visually fantastic and really well made.
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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 13:06 - Jan 29 with 1551 viewsfactual_blue

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 11:05 - Jan 29 by Guthrum

Haven't seen 1917 yet, but am afraid I wasn't that impressed with Dunkirk. Too few people about on the beaches and there's the implausibly extended gliding Spitfire sequence.

For recent wartime films, Anthropoid was very well done.
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The town of Dunkirk in the opening scenes was far too neat and tidy.

The railway carriages the troops were in towards the end of the film weren't 1940s ones.

The other Dunkirk film with John Mills (directed by Barry Norman's dad) is way better.

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 13:10 - Jan 29 with 1545 viewsflimflam

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 12:57 - Jan 29 by davblue

Dunkirk didn't do it for me and im a big fan of Christopher Nolan.

Thought it was rather characterless. Visually fantastic and really well made.


That sums up my feelings on 1917 exactly.

Thought it was excellent in places but tedious in lots of others.

Dont really understand the hype.
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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 13:19 - Jan 29 with 1511 viewsHARRY10

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 12:45 - Jan 29 by Guthrum

Indeed. About 100,000 of the troops evacuated from Dunkirk were French.

Also largely forgotten were the other evacuations along the coast, for example at Calais.


It was around 140,00 Fench and Belgian troops out of a total of 340,000. - lessthan 30% who were taken off the beaches.

For aound four days the French navy had been taking Brtish troops over French troops, the view being that the French could hold the defence while the British escaped. It is never mentioned how big the Freench navy were and how important they were. There were also Polish, Canadian and Belgium naval ships fighting and helping. Of those rescued, there were almost a 100 indian troops as mule handlers.

This is not to claim that one nationality did more, or were better as it is far more complex than that. And far more complex than simplistic portrayals on the big screen suggest. With the downside being that far too many simple people see only a very distorted view, and so feel justified in sticking to their jingostic delusions.

And for those who are wondering how the German army was able to break through the Ardennes and race to the sea so quickly this might help

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/05/pilots-salt-the-third-rei

a bit of history that is also overlooked.

The German army was able to defy allied calculations on the speed of advance because they were using, what is now known as, crystal meth
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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 13:24 - Jan 29 with 1501 viewsKropotkin123

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 11:05 - Jan 29 by Guthrum

Haven't seen 1917 yet, but am afraid I wasn't that impressed with Dunkirk. Too few people about on the beaches and there's the implausibly extended gliding Spitfire sequence.

For recent wartime films, Anthropoid was very well done.
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Agreed, other films that just had it in for scene drafted or cgi'd more people. The town shots were similarly hampered by decisions not to use cgi.

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 14:04 - Jan 29 with 1431 viewsunstableblue

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 13:10 - Jan 29 by flimflam

That sums up my feelings on 1917 exactly.

Thought it was excellent in places but tedious in lots of others.

Dont really understand the hype.


1917 fell aprt as a film; poor second half.

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 14:33 - Jan 29 with 1396 viewsTRUE_BLUE123

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 14:04 - Jan 29 by unstableblue

1917 fell aprt as a film; poor second half.


Correct. When the that big thing happened in the middle (not to spoil it) I thought the film just slowed down and was a bit of a non event until the final scene which was really good.

I think it is a 7/10 film

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 14:36 - Jan 29 with 1389 viewschicoazul

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 11:05 - Jan 29 by Guthrum

Haven't seen 1917 yet, but am afraid I wasn't that impressed with Dunkirk. Too few people about on the beaches and there's the implausibly extended gliding Spitfire sequence.

For recent wartime films, Anthropoid was very well done.
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Anthropoid is absolutely brilliant. I was in bits at the end when he has the vision of the woman holding out her hand.

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 14:51 - Jan 29 with 1349 viewsGeoffSentence

Which one? The one made in the 50's was excellent.

The recently made one, not so much.

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 14:56 - Jan 29 with 1344 viewsGeoffSentence

I watched 1917 last night.

I very much enjoyed it, though I wasn't sure why the mighty German army seemed to be wandering around in 1s and 2s, but it was a good thing they were as it made things a trifle easier for out heroes.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 15:35 - Jan 29 with 1288 viewsjeera

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 12:37 - Jan 29 by Illinoisblue

Fully agree. Thought Dunkirk was hugely disappointing. We never get to know the characters so why should we care about them?


That's the spirit.

Is it on Netflix btw, if anyone knows?

Even with poor reviews it's there to be seen so I'll watch that later if it's available.

Too lazy to look atm.

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 15:43 - Jan 29 with 1276 viewsflimflam

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 13:19 - Jan 29 by HARRY10

It was around 140,00 Fench and Belgian troops out of a total of 340,000. - lessthan 30% who were taken off the beaches.

For aound four days the French navy had been taking Brtish troops over French troops, the view being that the French could hold the defence while the British escaped. It is never mentioned how big the Freench navy were and how important they were. There were also Polish, Canadian and Belgium naval ships fighting and helping. Of those rescued, there were almost a 100 indian troops as mule handlers.

This is not to claim that one nationality did more, or were better as it is far more complex than that. And far more complex than simplistic portrayals on the big screen suggest. With the downside being that far too many simple people see only a very distorted view, and so feel justified in sticking to their jingostic delusions.

And for those who are wondering how the German army was able to break through the Ardennes and race to the sea so quickly this might help

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/05/pilots-salt-the-third-rei

a bit of history that is also overlooked.

The German army was able to defy allied calculations on the speed of advance because they were using, what is now known as, crystal meth
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Hitler called the attack off and the Germans sat back and surrounded Dunkirk.

If they had pressed forward it would not have ended quite so well not that a mass evacuation = well.
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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 15:53 - Jan 29 with 1256 viewsflimflam

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 14:33 - Jan 29 by TRUE_BLUE123

Correct. When the that big thing happened in the middle (not to spoil it) I thought the film just slowed down and was a bit of a non event until the final scene which was really good.

I think it is a 7/10 film


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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 16:27 - Jan 29 with 1205 viewsThisIsMyUsername

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 15:35 - Jan 29 by jeera

That's the spirit.

Is it on Netflix btw, if anyone knows?

Even with poor reviews it's there to be seen so I'll watch that later if it's available.

Too lazy to look atm.


As of today it is.

Worth a watch if God or Ready Steady Cook aren't on.

(It's actually pretty good. I enjoyed it).

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 17:23 - Jan 29 with 1138 viewsjeera

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 16:27 - Jan 29 by ThisIsMyUsername

As of today it is.

Worth a watch if God or Ready Steady Cook aren't on.

(It's actually pretty good. I enjoyed it).


Thanks. What's the other one - Darkest Hour?

Any good anyone?

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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 17:49 - Jan 29 with 1110 viewsHARRY10

Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 15:43 - Jan 29 by flimflam

Hitler called the attack off and the Germans sat back and surrounded Dunkirk.

If they had pressed forward it would not have ended quite so well not that a mass evacuation = well.
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Not correct. The attack was paused on 24th May (for many reasons) and resumed again on the 26th May

And they continued to press forward until the evacuation ended on 3rd June. It was during this period of heavy fighting that the massacre of British troops at Le Paradis took place (27th) and the French army's heroic stand at Lille took place.

It was that stand that kept the 'door open' so to speak that allowed so many British to fall back to Dunkirk.

Sadly the idea that a third of a million men escaped because the Germans 'sat back' is yet another myth that has been allowed to flourish, to the detriment of what really happened, and why.
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Watching 1917.. inspired me... on 17:57 - Jan 29 with 1097 viewsGaryCooper

The Spitfire had unlimited ammunition and the beaches were desolate , it was ok.
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