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Steven Spielberg Gave Advice to Christopher Nolan for 'Dunkirk'

Steven Spielberg Gave Advice to Christopher Nolan for 'Dunkirk'
From Slashfilm - November 10, 2017

Christopher Nolans recentDunkirkis not your typical war epic. Its not so much obsessed with focusing on battles as it is avoiding them. Yet Nolan wasnt above looking to past war films for inspiration, particularly one of the most famous war films ever made: Steven SpielbergsSaving Private Ryan. In a new interview, its revealed thatSteven Spielberg gaveadvice to Christopher Nolan duringthe making ofDunkirk.

When it came time for Christopher Nolan to makeDunkirk, the filmmaker wasnt above turning to others for help. Particularly Steven Spielberg, director of a wealth of incredible films. When it came time to prepare his crew for the arduousDunkirk shoot, Nolan reached out to Spielberg and asked if he could screen Spielbergs pristine print of the film. In a new interview with Variety, Nolan reveals that Spielberg offered some valuable advice when he made his print request.

The film has lost none of its power, Nolan says of Saving Private Ryan.Its a truly horrific opening, and there are later sequences that are horrible to sit through. We didnt want to compete with that because it is such an achievement. I realized I was looking for a different type of tension. After Nolan requested the print, Spielberg offered the following advice:

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