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Surviving Time on Dunkirk Beach: A Look at Time and Structure in Dunkirk

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Freelance film critic, columnist, and NolanFans guest writer Brendan Hodges, has contributed his extensive analysis of Christopher Nolan’s latest feature Dunkirk to RogerEbert.com. His analysis focuses on the use of time and its structure, so beware there are spoilers. Here is a sneak peak below:

“Dunkirk” is a technical marvel, but Christopher Nolan’s ambitions run deeper. Abandoning the familiar language of most war and action movies, this is the tightest, most confident, most intense, and in many ways most idiosyncratic of Nolan’s films, and it’s all the better for it. But what will be most surprising to audiences is that while you’re fully engaged in the IMAX-sized set pieces that sometimes make you forget to breathe, “Dunkirk” blossoms in your mind’s eye, a new kind of film that can only makes complete sense within the infinite canvas of your consciousness. And in a trick that almost sounds like the plot of “Inception,” Nolan accomplishes this without you noticing it’s even really happening.

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by Kelly Williams
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Dunkirk Wins the Weekend Box Office with $50.5M Domestically

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Opening to an unexpected $50.5M in the U.S. and Canada, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk has claimed the #1 spot at the box office on its opening weekend. Overseas the film managed to earn an impressive $55.4M, making it’s worldwide sum for the weekend $105.9M.

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by Teddy Blass
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Dunkirk Brings in $19.8M Domestically, $21.2M Overseas on Opening Day

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Critical acclaim and strong word-of-mouth are pushing Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk to a larger than expected opening weekend. First day reports show $19.8M domestically, and $21.2M from overseas markets, giving it a worldwide take of $41M on Friday. Originally projected to make $30M-$40M in the opening weekend domestically, Dunkirk is now on track to earn $45M-$65M.

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by Teddy Blass
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