Prologue

An original action espionage film releasing in IMAX on July 17, 2020.
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Tangerine wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 2:09 am
senseandsarcasm wrote:
December 19th, 2019, 11:32 pm
My friend in Philly went to see Star Wars at an IMAX theater that got the Dunkirk prologue and was on the Dunkirk prologue list and not only did they not get the prologue, they didn't even get the trailer -- they got the short teaser that played with Hobbes & Shaw.

So if anyone knows of an IMAX theater in Philadelphia that's playing the prologue, I'd appreciate a heads up so I can let her know where to go.
King of Prussia had it tonight
Thank you!

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blackColumn wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 9:19 am
ShotValuable wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 9:03 am
DHOPW42 wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 8:47 am


I don't mean to discredit your claims, I just want to share my feelings: I honestly believe that the overall effect a piece of art has on me has nothing to do with its perfection. The same goes for the prologue, the past films of Nolan as well as ANY other film or piece of art I enjoy experiencing/watching/listening to. And I kind of feel that nowadays more and more people are fixated on art being perfect rather than being impressive and gripping. So, I'm just saying that... I'm not sure if you have a point or not, but even if you do, I'm sorry that those things result in you not enjoying a a scene or a film.
I like the scene and the tone, and the overall feel of the movie. I just can't figure out why Nolan doesn't look at these things more seriosuly. He is known to be a director that doesn't make a lot of takes for a scene. Don't get me wrong, i love Nolan and his work, i think that he is one of the last directors that really respects the art of filmmaking and the theatrical experience. But i can't just look pass them.
The perfection you are looking for comes at the cost of spontaneity. Nothing happens perfectly in real life. Audience is already tired of watching multiple unbelievable things happening perfectly.
Moreover, art audience is usually disinterested.
Im not saying perfection but these kind of mistakes, like the cliche of punching a guy in the face is just lazy writing, sorry thats just fact.

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Im not saying perfection but these kind of mistakes, like the cliche of punching a guy in the face is just lazy writing, sorry thats just fact.
Beside the fact that you can certainly drop out after someone like JDW hits you straight in the face, 99% of people who watch the film don't care at all.

And to the 1% that care Nolan might say:

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ShotValuable wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 9:03 am
DHOPW42 wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 8:47 am
ShotValuable wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 8:37 am
I'm kind of disappointed from the prologue. Nolan made too many mistake in a 6 minute sequence, in my opinion.
First the hostage situation, the extras looked so unimpressed and bored that they reminded me of the smirking guy in the Dunkirk teaser. Also they looked asleep even before they released the gas. I've never been in a hostage situation, but im sure thats not how you act with a bunch of guys with ak-47 arround you. Second thing when JDW character enters the room he hit the guy in the face... and thats it ? He is out cold, really, the old cliche of punch a guy in the face and he goes to sleepy land, i call bullshit on that. And third with the reverse bullet scene, that guy got shot in the shoulder, he is 100% not dead, he can easily just get up and kill them or shoot them in the back from the ground. I am very disappointed and suprised actually, that Nolan is ok with that.
I don't mean to discredit your claims, I just want to share my feelings: I honestly believe that the overall effect a piece of art has on me has nothing to do with its perfection. The same goes for the prologue, the past films of Nolan as well as ANY other film or piece of art I enjoy experiencing/watching/listening to. And I kind of feel that nowadays more and more people are fixated on art being perfect rather than being impressive and gripping. So, I'm just saying that... I'm not sure if you have a point or not, but even if you do, I'm sorry that those things result in you not enjoying a a scene or a film.
I like the scene and the tone, and the overall feel of the movie. I just can't figure out why Nolan doesn't look at these things more seriosuly. He is known to be a director that doesn't make a lot of takes for a scene. Don't get me wrong, i love Nolan and his work, i think that he is one of the last directors that really respects the art of filmmaking and the theatrical experience. But i can't just look pass them.
Yes, I understand your point of view, and it's totally fine. To the question you ask: "I just can't figure out why Nolan doesn't look at these things more seriously." I'm almost sure Nolan doesn't look at his own films as perfect, and he isn't chasing perfection the same way Kubrick did, for example. A lot of things we've heard in the past point in the direction that he is more after "effect" (can't find a better word at the moment) than perfection - take the dialogue problems of Interstellar, for example. Lot of people say that in a few scenes the music and sound effects drown the dialogue, and I remember him explicitly stating in an interview that he doesn't believe this takes away from the experience. I'm not saying he's absolutely right to say this, but I kind of agree with him, and I think this answers your question of why he doesn't take these sort of "problems" more seriously.

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After watching it several times, I was able to understand it better but I definitely don’t know what the hell happened at the end.
The guy who pointed the gun at him seems to receive a shot from the front or are my eyes deceiving me here? But the other guy’s bullet hit the chair? What the hell happened here?

Also do you guys think that other guy is Pattinson?

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I finally watched the bootleg and the prologue looked good and tense. But I also, did find it hard to follow. Out of context of the whole movie, the scene was confusing.

I'm sure the quality of the bootleg effects hearing the dialogue,
but what exactly happened during the reverse bullet scene? Did the bullet get shot into the ground and then Washington causes it to reverse out and hit the initial shooter?

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The guy who pointed the gun at him seems to receive a shot from the front or are my eyes deceiving me here? But the other guy’s bullet hit the chair? What the hell happened here?
but what exactly happened during the reverse bullet scene? Did the bullet get shot into the ground and then Washington causes it to reverse out and hit the initial shooter?
There was a bullet in the floor from the firing that took place earlier on. JDW reversed it.

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I have literally no idea why everyone is constantly saying Washington causes
the bullet to reverse. He looks confused when it happens and the soldier who's bullet goes back into his gun runs away and one of the agents says the soldier wasn't in the team. The soldier (another spy - possibly Pattinson) reversed the bullet to save JDW.

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blackColumn wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 2:55 pm
There was a bullet in the floor from the firing that took place earlier on. JDW reversed it.
Manipulating a single object’s flow through time-space wooooow! But how does he control it? The force? I’ll see myself out. Now I wonder if this happens before or after the car chase.

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AhmadAli95 wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 3:05 pm
blackColumn wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 2:55 pm
There was a bullet in the floor from the firing that took place earlier on. JDW reversed it.
But how does he control it?
He doesn't.
He watches it happen. The soldier that runs off controlled it.

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