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Anyone see or planning to see Dunkirk?
 

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

7/23/17 10:08 AM

Anyone see or planning to see Dunkirk?

Elaine and I went yesterday. I think she thought Dunkirk was in Scotland and not No France, and was hoping for some landscape as such. But curious as to what other may have though if them went to see it.

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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 2485
Location: hillbilly heaven

7/23/17 6:31 PM

I saw it today. I was a little disappointed, I guess. I don't know what I was expecting, but I didn't think it was great.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

7/23/17 8:16 PM

Did you like how that Spitfire after running outta fuel stayed up going fast for 1/2 hour from about 1200ft max of altitude? ;)

I thought the production and cinematography was quite good. it never quite focused on any particular thing, but I kind of like the freelancing of that.

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Craig
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 542

7/24/17 1:44 AM

The goddamned trailer nearly brought me to tears, fucking war. But I'm an avid fan of Vonnegut and his stories of surviving Dresden are gut wrenching, and it's just too easy to immerse yourself into the absurdity of war. I haven't seen Dunkirk yet but am going to see it over the next day or two. Here's all the endorsement you need:

http://globalnews.ca/news/3617564/calgary-veteran-who-survived-dunkirk-causes-a-stir-at-movie-premiere/

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3105
Location: Springfield

7/24/17 4:56 AM

Thanks for the link. Ninetyseven year old Ken Sturdy, Dickens couldn't have named him better. --Watch the clip too.

BTW: Following Craig's link also offered this nugget: Quick thinking drivers save cyclist from possible bear attack on B.C. highway.

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
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Location: Springfield

7/24/17 5:57 PM

A fully loaded tourist climbing a grade unaware a skinny young grizzly is chasing him?

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Jesus Saves
Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 1105
Location: South of Heaven

12/22/17 8:45 PM

I watched Darkest Hour today. Gary Oldman was quite good as Churchill. I liked it better than Dunkirk and actually learned more about Dunkirk than the from the movie of the same name.

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lrzipris
Joined: 04 Mar 2004
Posts: 394
Location: Doylestown, PA

12/23/17 8:51 AM

OT: Bear Story

Years ago, I stopped at a rustic golf course in Ucluelet or Tofino (can't recall), Vancouver Island, BC. A sign on the counter read, "Bear Sighting Today," and the scorecard had this caution: "If bear interferes with play, free drop, no penalty." I thought that, if the circumstances arose, I did not need permission!

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16461
Location: Portland, OR

12/23/17 9:42 AM

Do they call the bears Mulligans?

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lrzipris
Joined: 04 Mar 2004
Posts: 394
Location: Doylestown, PA

12/23/17 7:22 PM

MISTER Mulligan.

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daddy-o
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Location: Springfield

12/24/17 4:56 AM

I see what you did

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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
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Location: Canberra, Australia

1/31/18 10:55 PM

We just went and saw Darkest Hour, which we both thought was a much better film covering the events of the time. It has some classic lines in it - in one scene Churchill is sitting on the bog having a crap and reading a newspaper, and one of his secretaries calls through the door saying that the Lord Privy Seal wants something or other. Churchill's response: "Tell him I'm sealed in the privy and can only deal with one shit at a time".

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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: hillbilly heaven

2/1/18 9:40 AM

I was going to see Darkest Hour about a week after it came out and it was already gone from local theaters.

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13ollocks
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 411
Location: Chapel Hill, NC

2/1/18 11:43 PM

Dunkirk

I thought it was OK - entertaining enough, with a good cast, but I'm a sucker for most things WWII. Some of the stuff didn't ring true, like the Spitfire landing on the water - this pretty much never happened - Spitfires tended to pitch tail-up and go straight down, a result of the big radiator intakes under the wings, the narrow pointed fuselage and the weight of the monster RR Merlin in the nose.

The Dunkirk scenes in "Atonement" were, IMO, way more realistic and miserable.

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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 2485
Location: hillbilly heaven

2/25/18 4:24 PM

And Darkest Hour is coming out on DVD in 2 days, 2/27/18. Must have been a dismal ratings failure.

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Jesus Saves
Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 1105
Location: South of Heaven

2/25/18 6:29 PM

Or a final push by the allied forces for all of its acadamy award nominations.

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