Christopher Nolan is Directing ‘Dunkirk’


Christopher Nolan has an extra ordinary sense of storytelling and that makes him stand in the list of few great directors of this time. He started his career in late 90s, in his career up to now he creates such an amazing piece of cinema that includes The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, The prestige, Interstellar and more. The type of movies he made in his career are mostly Si-fi, he is now going to make a different type of film that is based on a real historical event of World War II.


I personally like Steven Spielberg’s way of making War based film, but equally enthralled for Nolan new endeavour, as he has a unique contemporary way of making a classic. Dunkirk will be released in 2017 and it’s based on the Operation dynamo which took place at the beginning of World War II, which saved the life of 330,000 British, French and Belgian Soldiers. Nolan is writing the screenplay and will produce with his wife Emma Thomas. Film will be shot on IMAX 65mm and 65mm. There is also a film called Dunkirk made in 1958 by Leslie Norman on the same operation.

Operation Dynamo is based after the name of the room in Dover cliffs where operation HQ was based. During the starting of World War II, in 1940 German armies trapped the British and French armies on the beaches around Dunkirk. Winston Churchill ordered to evacuate as many troop as possible back to Britain. The operation dynamo was formulated by Admiral Ramsay. Small boats were used to transfer troops from beaches to ship over the period of 8 to 9 day and with the help of 700 to 800 small boats they evacuated around 330,000 troops back to Britain.