Dunkirk (2017) – Survival is Victory

This film is yet another Christopher Nolan masterpiece. Nolan and his wife, Emma Thomas were inspired by the story of the Dunkirk evacuation when crossing the English Channel. The story is an important part of the British history: the fact that Dunkirk ended in neither annihilation nor surrender is what makes it so remarkable, turning into what is today known as the “Dunkirk spirit”. Nolan decided to create a fictional story surrounding the true story of the Evacuation of Dunkirk. Having taken a mathematical approach to the writing of the screenplay, the story is a triptych, following 3 intertwining perspectives: one week on land, one day on sea and one hour in the air.
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Sunday Quote #59

“Have you ever crossed the road, and looked the wrong way? A car’s nearly on you? So what do you do? Something very silly. You freeze. Your life doesn’t flash before you, ’cause you’re too fuckin’ scared to think – you just freeze and pull a stupid face. But the pikey didn’t. Why? Because he had plans of running the car over.”

-Turkish, Snatch (2000)