Von Christopher Nolan. Ich bin gespannt
Today, I watched the film 'Dunkirk'. Very odd film for lots of reasons. No one even attempts a period accent. There is no 'Dunkirk spirit' shown, and no banter of any kind. It is a very different film from one that would have been made at the time.
Historically, it is inaccurate in a weird way - portraying all sorts of events at the wrong times. I see no need for this. To give one example: it shows all the British being evacuated before any French are evacuated, which is wrong and a very major thing to get wrong. There's a conversation early in the film between some officers (who are never named, nor their roles made clear) but I cannot think of any time when that conversation would make sense. If it took place when I think it was meant to have taken place, then most of what the men were telling each other were things that they would all have known for a week.
It cuts back and forth in time, depicting the same events several times. I didn't see that this added anything to the story, and it detracted from the suspense, the amount of things that could be covered, and to the feeling of being-there.
By gad, Spitfires are beautiful, though.