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This new Making of... book, written by James Mottram and with a foreword by the film's director, Christopher Nolan, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the gripping action-thriller Dunkirk, which brings to life one of World War II’s most pivotal battles.
Set during World War II, director Christopher Nolan’s (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Interstellar) much-anticipated new film tells the story of the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk, France, in a daring endeavour that saved them from certain defeat at the hands of Nazi forces. Featuring a stunning ensemble cast that includes newcomers Aneurin Barnard and Harry Styles as well as acclaimed actors Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy, Dunkirk offers a breath-taking glimpse at a battle determined by not only the ingenuity of the British forces but also the bravery of British civilians who sailed into war-torn waters to save them.
The Making of Dunkirk tells the incredible story of how Nolan brought this crucial moment in World War II to life on the screen using innovative film-making techniques that give the film a gritty, exhilarating realism rarely seen in modern cinema. Featuring interviews with the director and key department heads and filled with never-before-seen imagery from the shoot, plus concept art, storyboards, and other amazing visuals, The Making of Dunkirk is the ultimate insider’s look at one of the most anticipated films of 2017.
About the Author
James Mottram is a film journalist who has written for publications including The Independent and movieScope. He has written several books on film, including The Sundance Kids, Coen Brothers: The Life of the Mind and The Making of Memento.
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