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The 2017 World War II thriller about the evacuation of British and Allied troops from Dunkirk beach.
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Yeah, it was just a recap.

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Nothing much just someone talking about his day on set as a extra.

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At around 6pm we were called for dinner. It was while in this queue, patiently shuffling towards the promise of either curry or chilli, I was stricken down with a case of Starstroke. Quietly and peacefully pacing past the queue would be none other than Mark Rylance, the BFG himself. After imagining what I would say to him if the opportunity ever arose, I could not prepare myself for the moment he would actually walk past me. As I lifted my hand to lightly wave and say hello, I found myself saluting him and with a crackling voice saying “howdy”, to which Mr. Rylance politely replied “Alright?” in the most impeccable Dorset accent. If only he would’ve turned around to see me with my head in my hands in complete embarrassment afterwards.

We were eventually called to our location at the harbour at around 8pm. This was where we would spend the next six hours walking up and down in formation whilst the main actors did their parts. I was very surprised to find that despite the massive set, crew and amount of time put into it, the scene we shot only consisted of three lines exchanged between Mark Rylance and a young British actor whose name escapes me.

As I observed the crew and main actors I was extremely impressed and encouraged by the calm atmosphere that they projected on to us. Among the actors was Cillian Murphy, who I would say is one of the most disciplined and professional actors I have ever seen. He didn’t even have a line in the scene; his job was to walk from one spot to the other, however, even though he would repeat the same movement in silence for nearly 6 hours straight with no break, I didn’t hear him complain or moan once. In fact I didn’t really hear him say anything.

Throughout the whole shooting period there was one man who always stayed in control, that was Mr Christopher Nolan. He presented himself with a quiet authority which won the respect of the crew and I. Not once did he raise his voice, even while changing a camera lens when a fellow extra turned to him and asked “do I have enough time for a piss?”.

To which I heard him reply, “That’s not a decision another man makes”.

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Great find Ace! An interesting read.

I do remember one photo of Nolan yelling though..
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Not once did he raise his voice, even while changing a camera lens when a fellow extra turned to him and asked “do I have enough time for a piss?”.

To which I heard him reply, “That’s not a decision another man makes”.
Brilliant.

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dormouse7 wrote:Great find Ace! An interesting read.

I do remember one photo of Nolan yelling though..
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That looks more like a yawn to me lol.

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willaartwillem wrote:
dormouse7 wrote:Great find Ace! An interesting read.

I do remember one photo of Nolan yelling though..
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That looks more like a yawn to me lol.
hahaha

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Ace wrote:Nothing much just someone talking about his day on set as a extra.

http://www.exit6filmfestival.com/single ... wood-extra

At around 6pm we were called for dinner. It was while in this queue, patiently shuffling towards the promise of either curry or chilli, I was stricken down with a case of Starstroke. Quietly and peacefully pacing past the queue would be none other than Mark Rylance, the BFG himself. After imagining what I would say to him if the opportunity ever arose, I could not prepare myself for the moment he would actually walk past me. As I lifted my hand to lightly wave and say hello, I found myself saluting him and with a crackling voice saying “howdy”, to which Mr. Rylance politely replied “Alright?” in the most impeccable Dorset accent. If only he would’ve turned around to see me with my head in my hands in complete embarrassment afterwards.

We were eventually called to our location at the harbour at around 8pm. This was where we would spend the next six hours walking up and down in formation whilst the main actors did their parts. I was very surprised to find that despite the massive set, crew and amount of time put into it, the scene we shot only consisted of three lines exchanged between Mark Rylance and a young British actor whose name escapes me.

As I observed the crew and main actors I was extremely impressed and encouraged by the calm atmosphere that they projected on to us. Among the actors was Cillian Murphy, who I would say is one of the most disciplined and professional actors I have ever seen. He didn’t even have a line in the scene; his job was to walk from one spot to the other, however, even though he would repeat the same movement in silence for nearly 6 hours straight with no break, I didn’t hear him complain or moan once. In fact I didn’t really hear him say anything.

Throughout the whole shooting period there was one man who always stayed in control, that was Mr Christopher Nolan. He presented himself with a quiet authority which won the respect of the crew and I. Not once did he raise his voice, even while changing a camera lens when a fellow extra turned to him and asked “do I have enough time for a piss?”.

To which I heard him reply, “That’s not a decision another man makes”.
You'll all be surprised.

God I'm so excited for this film

I can't even

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According to IMDb, the aspect ratio of the opening sequence is 1:1. That would look pretty weird on standard 2.40:1 screens lol. Doubt it's legit though.

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willaartwillem wrote:According to IMDb, the aspect ratio of the opening sequence is 1:1. That would look pretty weird on standard 2.40:1 screens lol. Doubt it's legit though.
Could be like Mommy, expanding to 2.20 afterwards?

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