Saturday, 22 July 2017

Dunkirk - review

"Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock"

Dunkirk begins with the tick tock of Christopher Nolan's own pocket watch driving the score by Hans Zimmer and it should really come as no surprise given that Time is not only the final music cue of Inception but also the thematic link between all of Nolan's films.

Memento features a man; Insomnia ; in The Dark Knight Trilogy Bruce Wayne wants to return Gotham to a time when his parents were alive and is told "you either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain"; The Prestige sees two men spend all their time in competition with each other at the cost of their personal lives and lives; Inception ; Interstellar

Once again in Dunkirk time is not a constant but a storytelling device as Nolan looks at the evacuation of the British troops from Dunkirk beach through three alternating perspectives, each covering a different period of time.

The Mole takes place over a week and sees the 400,000 men on Dunkirk beach awaiting evacuation, told from the point of view of three particular soldiers (including Harry Styles).

The Sea follows Mark Rylance's boatman cross the channel on the day the civilian boats were called in to help.