The ‘Dunkirk’ Spirit Highlighted In New Behind-the-scenes Mini-Documentary

The awards committee over at Warner Bros. Pictures, or at least a group of people from the studio that want to remind everyone how great of a film Dunkirk is, have released a near 30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary for the film that examines the Dunkirk spirit. This isn’t just some little featurette, it’s a full on deep dive into the making of the film, and provides plenty of insights into Nolan’s filming process, and how he recreated the daring rescue of some 300,000 British forces.

If you enjoyed the film and want to learn more about how it was made, then you should definitely check out the video above. Dunkirk is up for eight Academy Awards, so I’m guessing this video was released to show the world why.

About the video

A Look at The Craft Behind The Making of the Movie. Nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan’s sweeping, emotional epic. Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea and home almost within sight, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless troops below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both civilians and military mount a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army. When 400,000 men couldn’t get home, home came for them.

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