'Dunkirk:' Footage and Format Decisions

"If you want to know which 'Dunkirk' ticket to buy, here’s the lowdown."
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"Christopher Nolan's new movie comes in IMAX, 70mm, digital, and other formats,"

Alissa Wilkinson explains

. "And how you see it matters.

"The is being projected in a number of different formats, and formats are notoriously complicated. And though


is playing on both IMAX and more conventionally sized screens, the choice facing ticket-buyers isn’t just about the size of the screen they'll be watching the film on; it's also about whether they'll see a digital or film projection — another complicated matter.

"If you want to know which


ticket to buy, here’s the lowdown. If you're lucky enough to be within range of one of the film’s 31 IMAX 70mm screenings in the US, then by all means, spring for that option — it’s worth the added cost to see the film as the filmmaker intended it to be seen.

"What are the advantages of seeking out an IMAX 70mm screening? First, you’ll see about 75 percent of the film that's been shot on IMAX film, which means enormous, sweeping shots of beaches and a super-immersive experience. That was Nolan's intention; in this clip, he pitches the movie as 'virtual reality without the goggles.'" To read the full story,

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