Sordid Cinema Podcast #526: ‘Dunkirk’

This week on the Sordid Cinema Podcast, Simon and Patrick are once again joined by guest Bill Mesce, author of The Rules of Screenwriting, to discuss Christopher Nolan’s latest experiment in complex timelines and blockbuster filmmaking, Dunkirk. This war film is of a different ilk, ditching narrative for a more sensory experience. While at least one of us absolutely gushed over the virtuoso filmmaking, perhaps others weren’t so enthralled by yet another Nolan puzzle box. Join us as we muse over the poetic style, debate the intrusiveness of the unconventional structure, compare Dunkirk with Nolan’s own repertoire as well as past war films, and wonder whether the writer-director could have pushed the limits of big-budget movies still further. For all this and more, have a listen!

Show notes: You can buy Bill’s books here.


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Ricky D July 30, 2017 at 7:24 pm

Oh come on guys. Can we for once have an episode in which everyone likes a movie?

Patrick Murphy July 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Kong: Skull Island achieved that coveted consensus, thus making it so far the best movie of the year, right?


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