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Christopher Nolan's action triller about the WWII story commonly known as The Miracle at Dunkirk. July 21, 2017.
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No Oscar for Lee Smith

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AhmadAli95 wrote:No Oscar for Lee Smith
Fudge, really?

Then who edited Baby Driver? Give it to them.

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I was kidding if it wasn't clear lol. LIke OMG Lee Smith committed a sin.
Baby Driver editing was great tbh, I could see it getting a nomination.

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AhmadAli95 wrote:
I was kidding if it wasn't clear lol. LIke OMG Lee Smith committed a sin.
Baby Driver editing was great tbh, I could see it getting a nomination.
Oh heh, didn't realize. Guess I should source-check next time.

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This isn't new but I don't remember seeing it...

Variety: Christopher Nolan Gets Candid on the State of Movies, Rise of TV and Spielberg’s Influence

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/chris ... 202607836/

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There have been extensive doom-and-gloom scenarios about the demise of movies lately, but writer-director Christopher Nolan isn’t among those sounding the death knell. Last summer, as the box office and attendance careened toward their lowest levels in decades, Nolan put his artistry where his optimism was — delivering a jolt of pure cinema with “Dunkirk.”

The picture thrusts viewers into one of the turning points of World War II, recounting a moment when British forces faced total annihilation at the hands of the Nazis. Shot with Imax cameras and presented in 70mm, it also serves as a potent reminder that some things are best delivered on the widest screens possible. “Dunkirk” not only garnered massive critical acclaim, but audiences around the globe flocked to see the film, which grossed $524 million worldwide.

“At a time when there’s all kinds of storytelling around, movies that gravitate toward things that only movies can do carve out a place for themselves,” Nolan tells Variety during a wide-ranging interview at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. “As a director, I try to show people things they’ve never seen before.”

Nolan, decked out in a black sports jacket and slacks and wearing a Buddhist charm bracelet he picked up during a family excursion to the Far East, looks like a mix between a country squire and an elocution instructor as he sits in a suite at the Shangri-La Hotel. Between long digressions on movie history and the technical challenges of making “Dunkirk,” he pauses to top off his mug with tea from a chrome thermos. He has come to Canada to reintroduce “Dunkirk” to Academy voters, showing the movie on an Imax screen and doing a Q&A afterward. The film wasn’t made with awards in mind, he says, hence the decision to release it in July instead of at the end of the year with the other plaudits hopefuls. But armed with rapturous reviews and powered by a dearth of front-runners, “Dunkirk” increasingly looks like the film to beat on Oscar night. At the very least, it should give Nolan his first nomination for director.
(and the article has a bunch more about Dunkirk and several nice pictures of Nolan)
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Parade: The Top 12 Breakthrough Performances of 2017
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12. The young cast of Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan‘s World War II thriller explores battle from all angles, with a cast of thousands and little dialogue, putting extra pressure on the actors to connect with the audience emotionally. Fortunately, the film’s young stars—including Harry Styles, 23, Jack Lowden, 27, and Fionn Whitehead, 20, in his film debut—more than rise to the occasion. Irish actor Barry Keoghan, 25, is a standout, and the plot thread he shares with veterans Cillian Murphy and Mark Rylance is the film’s most compelling. Keoghan is one to watch, also terrific (and d0wnright scary) in Yorgos Lanthimos‘ The Killing of a Sacred Deer this year.

Dunkirk is still considered an Oscar frontrunner, and some were surprised the cast was left out of the SAG Awards’ Best Ensemble category (the film did receive a nom for Best Stunt Ensemble).

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