jrstreetstunts: Now these three lads worked their arses off. I pushed them hard physically on circuits, we had them in and out of the cold water and made them crawl through the sand and roll around on the wet beach to do their weapons training. They did not bleat about it once!!! I am sure they would have made great soldiers. Harry still maintains his smoulder look. Aneurin Barnard, Fionn Whitehead, me, Harry Styles. Thanks for the work Tom Struthers.
The reason the film ends with the shot of Tommy rather than the shot of the burning plane, because it was scripted ending with the burning plane, which is an apocalyptic image - kind of things to come - but it’s a big image. And when I saw the dailies of Fionn reading the Churchill speech and then, at the end, he did this thing where he just, I don’t even know what he’s doing, but you want to end with this quiet moment with him, where no one’s paying attention to him and Alex is eating and drinking stuff the girls are handing through the window. It brings you back to this personal moment: he’s trying to process the words he’s just read from this very eloquent politician and trying to reconcile that with his experience. - Christopher Nolan