Christopher Nolan On Designing Dunkirk Specifically For IMAX

Christopher Nolan has brought us some of the most unique and visually stunning films to hit theaters in the last few decades. Memento, Isomnia, The Prestige, Inception, Interstellar, the Dark Knight trilogy and now Dunkirk just shows that his imagination sees things on a much larger scope than most people. With Dunkirk, he’s filmed the majority of it with IMAX cameras, which means when it’s seen in an IMAX theater, the film will expand to fill the screen showing 40% more visually than on a standard screen.

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IMAX released a special Behind The Frame featurette with never-before-seen footage and commentary from Director Nolan, Director of Photography Hoyte Van Hoytema, Producer Emma Thomas and Editor Lee Smith on how they pushed the limits of what’s possible using IMAX cameras on land, air and in the sea to deliver audiences an unforgettable cinematic experience. Following his use of IMAX cameras in The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar, Nolan designed Dunkirk for IMAX specifically.

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 they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. The film’s ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.

Dunkirk opens July 21st.

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