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We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we’ve barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.

Interstellar (2014) dir. Christopher Nolan

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“Where Heath Ledger’s version was scarred, shabby and countercultural, Leto’s has a smooth, blingy gangsta swagger; a modern take on the way the original comic-book creation riffed on ’30s mobsters. But it’s not his swish, purring style and elegant, slo-mo cackle that really hooks you, it’s something we’ve never seen before: the Joker in love. Here’s a fascinatingly jagged new angle (cinematically at least). It’s unsettling and compelling — almost enough to make you wish it were more than a subplot.”

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“As we looked through the comics, there was this fascinating idea that Batman’s presence in Gotham actually attracts criminals to Gotham, attracts lunacy. When you’re dealing with questionable notions like people taking the law into their own hands, you have to really ask, where does that lead?” 

Christopher Nolan  |  The Dark Knight Trilogy: Rogues Gallery

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DUNKIRK starts principal photography on Monday. Some atmospheric new photos from the set today by photographer Julien Valcke. Check out all his Dunkirk photos here

Christopher Nolan’s next feature, Dunkirk, begins principal photography on Monday 23 May, with a stellar cast including Tom HardyMark RylanceCillian MurphyKenneth BranaghHarry StylesAneurin BarnardFionn Whitehead and Jack Lowden.

Filming will run in France for around five weeks before moving to the Netherlands for a month and the UK for just under a week.

Nolan directs from his own screenplay, which centres on the famous Allied evacuation which took place from 27 May - 4 June 1940.  

More than 800 vessels were scrambled for the emergency manoeuvre, codenamed Operation Dynamo. Later known as the ‘little ships of Dunkirk’, these included fishing boats, pleasure craft and merchant marine boats. A total of 338,226 soldiers were rescued in just eight days, with Churchill calling the evacuation “a miracle of deliverance” in his iconic “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” speech of 4 June 1940.  // theknowledgeonline.com

Check out Cillian Murphy and Chris Nolan in Dunkirk on Thursday. Mark Rylance and Harry Styles (there’s so much I don’t know what to link to :)) and some others are now on location. More about the production here plus lots more set pics here.

11 Facts about #OperationDynamo