'Dunkirk', directed by Christopher Nolan, is about the evacuation of nearly 330,000 French, British, and Belgian soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk during World War II. In light of it's release today, we thought we'd share this incredibly beautiful shot from the film 'Atonement', directed by Joe Wright, where Robbie Turner (James McAvoy) passes through the events of Dunkirk. As far as films go, these two are not connected in any way. But we still think it's pretty cool to watch.
The clip is a one-shot that follows Robbie Turner and his two comrades as they cross the beach. As they are crossing, we see many wounded soldiers in distress and, from the looks of it, hoping for something good to happen. This clip is an example of beautiful cinematography, but what really makes this shot complete is the score (Dario Marianelli). Not only is the music beautifully written, it also interacts with the scene in a beautiful way. At one point in the shot, we see a group of soldiers singing on the beach. The song that they sing blends in perfectly with the score, giving us the feeling as if we are on the beach with them. The clip ends with a framing of the entire beach that shows everything we had just seen, but from a different perspective.
'Dunkirk' is available now on 35mm in all theaters as well as 70mm in select theaters. Watch the five minute clip of 'Atonement' here: