When Christopher Nolan sets his mind to a film, it’s bound to be a guaranteed success. The time, effort, study, and dedication he puts into his films and demands from his cast is on a level different than many other directors in the business. He isn’t just on set to look at what’s happening on a screen, he’s involved from start to finish in big ways and in small and it’s a big part of what makes his films so incredible.
Dunkirk is no different and with the first round of promo almost complete, after the big London premiere today, we’ve seen a lot from the stars of the film, and they’ve praised Nolan for being so involved. They’ve also talked about the experiences themselves and what made it so important to be part of a film like this one.
Their responses aren’t at all selfish, it’s all about the story and working together as a cast, and Nolan himself set that back into stone when he talked recently about Harry Styles in the trailers, or rather, not being in them as much.
‘We’re not trying to oversell Harry in the movie for the specific reason that it’s an ensemble. We don’t want people who are huge fans of his being disappointed that he’s not in it enough.‘
Some of that fear comes from the fact that through One Direction’s career, their fan base was marketed as a group of screaming 13-year-olds and while the boys aged their fans somehow…didn’t?
In every fan base from everything from sports to bands, there are extremists – but fans who knew Harry was ready to try a new venture and wanted him to succeed have been supportive, but not demanding, and we think Nolan has seen that – we hope the entire cast has.
Harry’s sort of out of this world ‘glow’ will always shine very bright but he’s done everything he can to make sure the entire cast of the film is in the spotlight, not just himself. We applaud him for that and we can’t wait to see how the cast does work together on screen and how they told the important stories of soldiers trying to make it home during a battle that relentlessly attempted to make sure they never got back.
Dunkirk hits theaters on July 21st and tickets are available now.