The film received eight nominations at the 23rd Critics' Choice Awards, winning for Best Editing, eight at the 71st BAFTAs, winning for Best Sound, and three at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. This marked Nolan's first nomination for Best Director at the Academy Awards. Apart from Hardy, Styles, and Whitehead, critically-acclaimed actors like James D’Arcy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh are also in the cast. To revisit this article, select My⁠ ⁠Account, then View saved stories. [17] Whitehead went through a secretive auditioning process lasting several months. In an interview with Digital Spy, actor Fionn Whitehead spoke out about the focus surrounding Harry's involvement in the film. Il y incarne un adolescent tourmenté, meurtri par le divorce de ses parents et doué de pouvoirs télékinésiques. Followed by a plunging sense of panic right up to the first day of filming. The film was distributed by Warner Bros. Dunkirk portrays the evacuation from three perspectives: land, sea, and air. Crowley set up a makeshift art department in Nolan's old garage, as is tradition, and colourised black-and-white photographs to better understand the visual representation. The British duo make their film acting debuts in epic style, starring as soldiers in Christopher Nolan's World War II action thriller Dunkirk (in theaters Thursday night). [91] Sound designer Richard King sent two sound mixers to audio record the Spitfires at the Imperial War Museum Duxford using twenty-four microphones. [79] To differentiate the German planes, their noses were painted yellow; this was not actually done until a month after Dunkirk. [191], "The empathy for the characters has nothing to do with their story. The Netherlands Film Fund reported a budget of $123 million in May 2017. French labour strikes and regulations also affected the schedule. Styles, 23, came from a very different direction, One Direction music stardom, to earn the role of Alex. [79] A Yakovlev Yak-52TW[63][80] was modified to resemble a Supermarine Spitfire,[16][81] and two Supermarine Spitfire Mark IAs, a Spitfire Mark VB, and a Hispano Buchon painted to look like a Messerschmitt Bf 109E, were also used for the combat scenes. “I think the focus should not be Harry Styles doing a movie, it should be on the piece in general or his ability to act. Often, this is misconstrued. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. He added, "People are putting too much emphasis on Harry being in it, but that is in no means a reflection on him.”, Fionn says "He hasn't asked for any of this (the attention). [42] He was also adamant that all of the cast be British. Years active. For scenes in which ships gave out sounds of people in distress, voices were captured using an ADR "loop group". 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It went on to finish first at the box office with $50.1 million, marking the third-largest opening for a World War II film (behind Captain America: The First Avenger's $62.1 million and Pearl Harbor's $59.1 million), as well as the fourth-largest of Nolan's career. 'We got to go home and shower at the end of the day. [92], Hans Zimmer began working on the score in 2016,[93] continued for eleven months, and eventually created a 100-minute demo. 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She's also a freelance online writer with extensive experience in niches like relationships, parenting and health. In terms of the media, they have put too much emphasis on this one guy instead of the piece as a whole and the ensemble as a whole.". Absolutely. Also featured were the whistles attributed to German bombs during the Second World War. And Alex is kind of veering toward selfishness, you could say. Whitehead: This is his sarcasm. [172] Michael Medved awarded it four out of four and called Hardy's performance "outstanding", and the action "seamless", declaring: "This is not only the best WWII movie since Saving Private Ryan, it is very simply one of the greatest war movies ever made". 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The ship is sunk by dive bombers; Tommy saves another soldier, Alex. [17] Three retired Royal Netherlands Navy ships were also used: the minesweeper HNLMS Naaldwijk portrayed HMS Britomart, HNLMS Sittard portrayed HMS Havant and HMS Jaguar, and MLV Castor (a Royal Netherlands Navy armed pilot vessel) portrayed HMS Basilisk. [22], Nolan postponed Dunkirk until he had acquired sufficient experience directing large-scale action films. ", Fionn Whitehead, however, wants it known that Harry Styles is a great guy and he did well in the film. He thinks the fan frenzy has gotten a bit silly. And the cast and crew got together for a group shot. SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles have a unique brotherhood bond. The design aesthetic was made to look as contemporary as possible. [21] Limited computer-generated imagery was applied to improve some scenes, but none consisted entirely of CGI. '(Photo: Warner Bros.).