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‘Dunkirk’: Christopher Nolan’s Cinematographer Viscerally Redefined the IMAX Experience

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‘Dunkirk’: Christopher Nolan’s Cinematographer Viscerally Redefined the IMAX Experience
There’s a thrilling scene early on in “Dunkirk” when Fionn Whitehead’s Tommy carries a wounded soldier on a stretcher through a long line of comrades on the beach. What made it work so viscerally is the fact that cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema picked up the 54-pound IMAX 65mm camera on the spur of the moment and feverishly followed the action.

It was part of the “You Are There” ethos of Christopher Nolan’s immersive World War II survival drama about the legendary evacuation of more than 300,000 British and Allied troops under German bombardment. which could only be captured through the IMAX film experience.

“It’s quality and there’s nothing like it,” said van Hoytema. And when it came to “Dunkirk” they upped their game. “We always tried to be as much as possible in some sort of a point of view situation,” van Hoytema said. “To experience
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Anne Thompson’s Top 12 Films of 2017, Including Five Directed By Women

Anne Thompson’s Top 12 Films of 2017, Including Five Directed By Women
Track my film passions of the past year and the result is this list. These are the films that wowed and moved me, that turned me into a rabid champion, that gave me hope that brilliant cinematic storytelling — and a rebel spirit — is alive and well. It turned out to be a strong year for women directors (five), romances (three), World War II dramas (two), Angelina Jolie movies (two), animation (one), and documentaries (one).

See More:The Best Movies of 2017, According to IndieWire Critic Eric Kohn 12. “The Breadwinner” (GKids)

Directed by Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon (“The Secret of Kells”) and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Irish-Canadian “The Breadwinner” is based on Deborah Ellis’s Ya novel about 11-year-old Parvana (voiced by Canadian actress Saara Chaudry), a strong-willed Afghan girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family and save her father under threat from the Taliban.
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Anne Thompson’s Top 12 Films of 2017, Including Five Directed By Women

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Anne Thompson’s Top 12 Films of 2017, Including Five Directed By Women
Track my film passions of the past year and the result is this list. These are the films that wowed and moved me, that turned me into a rabid champion, that gave me hope that brilliant cinematic storytelling — and a rebel spirit — is alive and well. It turned out to be a strong year for women directors (five), romances (three), World War II dramas (two), Angelina Jolie movies (two), animation (one), and documentaries (one).

See More:The Best Movies of 2017, According to IndieWire Critic Eric Kohn 12. “The Breadwinner” (GKids)

Directed by Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon (“The Secret of Kells”) and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Irish-Canadian “The Breadwinner” is based on Deborah Ellis’s Ya novel about 11-year-old Parvana (voiced by Canadian actress Saara Chaudry), a strong-willed Afghan girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family and save her father under threat from the Taliban.
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Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Movie Back In Theaters December 1

Warner Bros. Pictures is giving moviegoers a final opportunity to see Christopher Nolan’s sweeping epic “Dunkirk” on the big screen.

On December 1, 2017, the film will be re-released in a select limited engagement in 50 IMAX® and 70mm locations in 34 domestic markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and Toronto, among others.

Following, on January 24, the film’s re-release will be expanded to include more than 250 additional locations. Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures stated, “With ‘Dunkirk,’ Christopher Nolan broke new ground in the use of large-format cameras to create a theatrical event that demands to be seen on the largest possible canvas. As we head into the holiday season, we are excited to offer audiences another opportunity to be swept up in this truly immersive moviegoing experience…whether for the first time or again.”

Originally released in July,
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Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk Returns to Theaters This December

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk Returns to Theaters This December
Warner Bros. Pictures is giving moviegoers a final opportunity to see Christopher Nolan's sweeping epic Dunkirk on the big screen. On December 1, 2017, the film will be re-released in a select limited engagement in 50 IMAX and 70mm locations in 34 domestic markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and Toronto, among others. Following, on January 24, the film's re-release will be expanded to include more than 250 additional locations. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, who had this to say in a statement about Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk.

"With Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan broke new ground in the use of large-format cameras to create a theatrical event that demands to be seen on the largest possible canvas. As we head into the holiday season, we are excited to offer audiences another opportunity to be swept
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‘Dunkirk’ Wants to Be the Oscar Frontrunner, Sets Awards Season Re-Release in IMAX and 70mm Theaters

‘Dunkirk’ Wants to Be the Oscar Frontrunner, Sets Awards Season Re-Release in IMAX and 70mm Theaters
Warner Bros. has confirmed it will be bringing Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” back to theaters as Oscar season heats up. The film, which opened domestically July 21 and has grossed over $520 million worldwide, is one of the best reviewed titles of the year and is expected to be a major contender in numerous Oscar congeries, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Dunkirk” will begin select limited engagements in 50 IMAX and 70mm theaters starting December 1, the same day Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel,” and James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” open in limited release. The film will return to theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and Toronto.

Warner Bros. is banking on numerous Oscar nominations,
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‘Dunkirk’ Gets Awards Season Re-Release in December

‘Dunkirk’ Gets Awards Season Re-Release in December
Warner Bros. Pictures will re-release Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” on Dec. 1 in a select limited engagement in 50 Imax and 70mm locations in 34 domestic markets.

The World War II epic will be shown in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and Toronto. On Jan. 24 — the day after Academy Awards nominations are announced — the film’s re-release will be expanded to include more than 250 additional locations.

Dunkirk” has grossed more than $188 million domestically in four months and another $337 million in international markets. The announcement was made Thursday by Sue Kroll, the studio’s president of worldwide marketing and distribution.

“With ‘Dunkirk,’ Christopher Nolan broke new ground in the use of large-format cameras to create a theatrical event that demands to be seen on the largest possible canvas,” she said. “As we head into the holiday season, we are excited to offer audiences another opportunity to be swept up in this truly immersive
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Christopher Nolan consulted with Spielberg on Dunkirk

While making Dunkirk, director Christopher Nolan consulted with Steven Spielberg.

When most war films arrive in cinemas they end up being compared to Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, particularly in reference to that film’s classic and shocking opening sequence.

This was also true for Nolan’s first effort in the genre, and according to a recent feature by Variety, Nolan didn’t want to try and emulate Saving Private Ryan’s bloody horror, knowing that it would be folly to do so, instead going for a near bloodless approach.

“The film [Saving Private Ryan] has lost none of its power,” Nolan said. “It’s a truly horrific opening, and there are later sequences that are horrible to sit through. We didn’t want to compete with that because it is such an achievement. I realized I was looking for a different type of tension.

“I needed suspense, and the language of suspense
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Christopher Nolan Gets Candid on the State of Movies, Rise of TV and Spielberg’s Influence

Christopher Nolan Gets Candid on the State of Movies, Rise of TV and Spielberg’s Influence
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
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First Look: ‘Dunkirk’ Star Fionn Whitehead in Sebastian Schipper’s ‘Caravan’ (Exclusive)

Variety has been given exclusive access to the first image from the set of Sebastian Schipper’s English-language directorial debut “Caravan.” The film, which stars “Dunkirk’s” Fionn Whitehead, is the follow-up to the director’s Berlinale Silver Bear winner “Victoria.”

HanWay Films is handling worldwide sales on “Caravan,” which wrapped Oct. 31. Studiocanal will release the film in Germany and Rezo Films in France. The pic, described as a “kinetic journey across a changing Europe,” is written by Schipper and Oliver Ziegenbalg (“Friendship”). It is Schipper’s fifth feature as a director.

The film follows William (Stéphane Bak), a young man from the Congo, as he attempts to break through Europe’s borders in search of his brother. By chance he teams up with Gyllen (Whitehead), a wild and sharp-witted British runaway who has fled his family’s Moroccan holiday in his step-dad’s Rv.

Their trip across Europe is “an unpredictable and thrilling ride fueled by the
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Shooting Wraps On Ralph Fiennes’ Directorial Project ‘The White Crow’

Principal photography has now wrapped on Ralph FiennesThe White Crow, which has been shooting in locations across France, Russia, Croatia and Serbia since August. A new image has been released, featuring lead actor Oleg Ivenko as the legendary ballet star Rudolf Nureyev. Check it out below.

The White Crow was developed by BBC Films and Gabrielle Tana (The Duchess, Dancer, Philomena) who also produces with Carolyn Marks Blackwood through Magnolia Mae Productions together with Ralph Fiennes through Lonely Dragon Productions, and François Ivernel (The Queen, Slumdog Millionaire, The Iron Lady) through the French branch of his company, Montebello Productions. American artist and filmmaker Andrew Levitas (Lullaby, Georgetown, The Art of Getting By) is a producer and financier through his companies Metalwork Pictures and Rogue Black respectively.

Hanway Films is handling worldwide sales on the project. BBC Films, Hanway Films and The Fyzz Facility co-financed the film.

The White Crow
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‘Dunkirk’ 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date Lands in December (Updated with Uhd Pre-Order)

Warner Home Video has finally delivered the release dates for Christopher Nolan's World War II epic Dunkirk on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

Dunkirk's Digital HD release is set for December 12th, followed by the 4K, Blu-ray and DVD release only a week later on December 19th. All formats will be available for purchase prior to Christmas.

Dunkirk stars Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy. This fall, it became the first Academy screener sent to voting members on 4K Uhd Blu-ray as opposed to Blu-ray or DVD.

Pre-order Dunkirk on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo for a discounted price at Amazon.

Pre-order Dunkirk on Blu-ray combo for a discounted price at Amazon.

The Dunkirk bonus features have been assembled under Land, Sea and Air categories.
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‘Dunkirk’ 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date Lands in December

Warner Home Video has finally delivered the release dates for Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

Dunkirk's Digital HD release is set for December 12th, followed by the 4K, Blu-ray and DVD release only a week later on December 19th. All formats will be available for purchase prior to Christmas.

Dunkirk stars Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy. This fall, it became the first Academy screener sent to voting members on 4K Uhd Blu-ray as opposed to Blu-ray or DVD.

Pre-order Dunkirk on Blu-ray combo for a discounted price right now at Amazon.

The Dunkirk bonus features have been assembled under Land, Sea and Air categories. Here's a complete breakdown of what to expect:

Creation: Revisiting the Miracle

Creation: Dunkerque

Creation:
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‘Dunkirk’ UK Blu-ray Details Confirmed: Will Arrive In December

One of the year’s most acclaimed films, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Dunkirk, arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, Limited Edition Blu-ray Filmbook and 2 Disc DVD on December 18 and Digital December 12. From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller Dunkirk.

Nolan directed Dunkirk from his own original screenplay, utilising a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen. The film was partially shot on location on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, where the actual events unfolded.

Director Christopher Nolan said, “I’m excited to be releasing Dunkirk on 4K Uhd with Hdr. The film was shot entirely on the highest definition Imax and 65mm film and this fantastic new format, with its increased resolution and superior colour reproduction is able to maximize Dunkirk’s impact in the home.”

The film’s ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden,
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Dunkirk Blu-ray and 4K home entertainment release details revealed

Christopher Nolan’s epic World War II film Dunkirk will be getting its home release just in time for the holidays. Dunkirk will be released in the Us on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on December 19th with an early digital release on December 12th. It will arrive in the UK on December 18th.

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Dunkirk was filmed extensively in the IMAX, a format Nolan is looking to take full advantage of on 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays. In a statement on the film’s home release, Nolan said “I’m excited to be releasing Dunkirk on 4K Uhd with Hdr. The film was shot entirely on the highest definition IMAX and 65mm film and this fantastic new format, with its increased resolution and superior colour reproduction is able to maximize Dunkirk’s impact in the home.”

Earlier this month
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Dunkirk becomes Christopher Nolan’s most successful UK release

Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic Dunkirk has become the acclaimed filmmaker’s most successful release of all-time at the UK box office, where it has grossed £56.4 million and counting.

Dunkirk shot to the top of the box office in July, with the U.K. scoring the biggest Warner Bros. opening of 2017. It went on to become one of the biggest hits of the summer, and has recently topped $500 million at the worldwide box office. It is also one of the year’s most critically acclaimed films, earning rapturous praise from critics around the globe, as well as the highest-grossing World War II film of all time.

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.”

Dunkirk sees Christopher Nolan directing a cast that includes Tom Hardy,
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‘Queers’ Trailer: Alan Cumming Looks ‘Carol’ Great in Period Series From ‘Sherlock’ Creator Mark Gatiss — Watch

‘Queers’ Trailer: Alan Cumming Looks ‘Carol’ Great in Period Series From ‘Sherlock’ Creator Mark Gatiss — Watch
There’s nothing more delightful than watching Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman revel in all of that cheeky queer subtext on “Sherlock.” We have the show’s out creator, Mark Gatiss, to thank for it. Gatiss is ditching the undertones for overtones in “Queers,” a new short series commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act (sic), which partially decriminalized sex between two men in the U.K. Featuring performances from Britain’s brightest out actors, such as Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, and Russell Tovey, each episode is written by a different prominent Lgbt writer. BBC America released a first trailer for the series today, and it’s flecked with all sorts of period costume magic.

According to the BBC, the show is a series of monologues from different figures throughout the fifty years, using inspiration from 1957’s Wolfenden Report, the HIV crisis and the 1967 Sexual Offence Act itself.
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‘Queers’ Trailer: Alan Cumming Looks ‘Carol’ Great in Period Series From ‘Sherlock’ Creator Mark Gatiss — Watch

‘Queers’ Trailer: Alan Cumming Looks ‘Carol’ Great in Period Series From ‘Sherlock’ Creator Mark Gatiss — Watch
There’s nothing more delightful than watching Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman revel in all of that cheeky queer subtext on “Sherlock.” We have the show’s out creator, Mark Gatiss, to thank for it. Gatiss is ditching the undertones for overtones in “Queers,” a new short series commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act (sic), which partially decriminalized sex between two men in the U.K. Featuring performances from Britain’s brightest out actors, such as Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, and Russell Tovey, each episode is written by a different prominent Lgbt writer. BBC America released a first trailer for the series today, and it’s flecked with all sorts of period costume magic.

According to the BBC, the show is a series of monologues from different figures throughout the fifty years, using inspiration from 1957’s Wolfenden Report, the HIV crisis and the 1967 Sexual Offence Act itself.
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‘The Children Act’ Review: Emma Thompson Is Absolutely Brilliant in an Uneven Ian McEwan Adaptation

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‘The Children Act’ Review: Emma Thompson Is Absolutely Brilliant in an Uneven Ian McEwan Adaptation
Richard Eyre’s “The Children Act,” which “Atonement” writer Ian McEwan has adapted to from his own novel of the same name, begins with Jude Fiona Maye (an extraordinary Emma Thompson) imposingly perched behind the bench of her London courtroom and adjudicating an urgent case about conjoined twins. If the babies are left attached, both of them will die. If the decision is made to split them apart, then one will live. Each course of action, it could be argued, is its own kind of murder. That’s certainly how Fiona feels about it; cloaked in immense power but still empathetic to a fault, the judge — who ultimately rules in accordance with the 1989 Act of Parliament from which this film gets its title — can’t shake the idea that saving one life would mean ending another. For her, it is “A case of law, not of morals.”

When Fiona returns
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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Passes $500 Million at the Worldwide Box Office

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Passes $500 Million at the Worldwide Box Office
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Dunkirk” has crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office, the studio announced Thursday.

The World War II epic was the last major hit of the summer season, which turned dismal during August. The domestic total after eight weeks has hit $183.7 million after a surprisingly strong opening weekend of $50 million. Top international markets were the U.K. with $72.6 million, China with $47 million, South Korea with $21 million, and France with $19 million.

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Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution, said, “Christopher Nolan has proven why he is regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of our time. His ‘Dunkirk’ is an absolute tour de force — a harrowing, emotional and sweeping moviegoing experience that pushes the boundaries of mainstream studio filmmaking. Through Chris’ lens, ‘Dunkirk’ does more than capture this pivotal moment in time; it reminds us of both the heroism and the human toll of war.”

Dunkirk
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