Finest Hour: A Supercut of Dunkirk and Darkest Hour

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I really enjoyed this edit. I've always been a bit on the fence about Dunkirk as it contains lots of great visuals but I don't think it carries the narrative effectively. By mixing the two films you get a much stronger narrative to tie the film together and all the excellent cinematography from Dunkirk.

The editor has done an amazing job tie the two films together and edits are seamless and the narrative flows smoothly. Its true that there is quite a change in style between the two films but I didn't find that to be a problem as the Dunkirk scenes felt like they were secondary to the main story line from Darkest Hour. If anything I thought the film could do with a little less Dunkirk and a little more Darkest Hour as Churchill's story felt a little quick at the end.

In conclusion its a great edit and I think its significantly better than watching the two films individually.

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(Updated: October 25, 2021)
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I have never seen Darkest Hour, and I saw Dunkirk once in theaters and very much enjoyed it.

Narratively I felt that these films were interwoven seamlessly, despite their vast differences, with no audible or visual discrepancies. If I had not seen Dunkirk, I very well may have thought this was a "real" film, and not a hybrid of two different ones. I watched the digital, colored 1080p version.

My lack of knowledge of the Darkest Hour source material may inhibit some of my ability to critique here, but overall I found myself enjoying the Dunkirk pieces of this edit far more than the Darkest Hour parts, and I felt myself just waiting for Nolan's boys to come back on-screen. The beginning and ending of this edit were fantastic, but I felt that the characters could have been fleshed out slightly more. Considering the length of the source materials, and while honestly I don't remember a whole lot of what was left out of Dunkirk, I feel that it could stand to be just a little bit longer, maybe even just one scene to flesh out the main characters in each movie. 15 minutes tops. I didn't share the characters' feeling of absolute DREAD as much as I did when I saw it in theatres. Nor did I feel as much weight from Churchill's dilemma as I imagine I'd have felt watching the original movie. Despite how well I felt these movies blended together, I can't shake the feeling that something was lost from each of them in the meantime.

That being said, overall I think you did an excellent job here Dustin. And I hope you find time to bless us with another edit soon! :)

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What a brilliant combination of the two movies. Eldusto seamlessly weaves the two narrative together by having the tension and action from Dunkirk and the emotion and drama from Darkest Hour truly enhancing both movies. imo Dunkirk was a little overrated for me there wasn't that character element for me to care like 1917 but having Churchill's story play alongside Dunkirk's event helped make you feel more invested and rooting for their escape. Also that ending montage was terrific. This edit will be an easy replacement over both the two theatrical versions.

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I’ve only seen the b/w version.

This edit combining two wonderful films does drag a little in some places because of the cutting between, and hence the pacing of each movie is messed with a little (they both are marvelous films individually in basically every aspect). But I am glad I watched this edit. I did quite enjoy it and loved seeing it in b/w. Seeing the same conflict from both of these angles at the same time was definitely something I’d been looking for. Will I revisit this? Yes. Will I revisit the original films more? Yes. But this edit has many remarkable aspects to it, such as the ending montage as mentioned by some others here.

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I'm gonna have to echo the previous review in affirming that it was only natural to think these consecutive narratives would fare so well interwoven together, but that this was probably not the ideal way to do it.

The pacing and tone is just all over the place. Even though the gorgeous cinematography of both films is quite complementary, the edit shifts too unceremoniously from burlesque to gritty, from verbose to atmospheric, from larger-than-life caricatures to anonymous faces. Huge chunks of expository dialogue are followed by endless sequences of minimalistic void. Not because the cuts are any jarring (they certainly are not), but because the narrative doesn't seem to follow any rearragement other than linearity. Changes of such nature can, of course, be originally employed to give some depth to any feature, and its something also expected to some degree in mashups like this. But it felt here like the films were constantly striving to give each other context, rather than playing out like a single narrative. I also wondered why some of the subplots were left intact (like Halifax and Chamberlain), when they were clearly dragging the pace and making these aforementioned tonal shifts obvious.

AV quality is great, looked and sounded pretty good. Also a great montage at the opening credits.

Thank you Mr. Lee / MapleFilms for satiating the curiosity of many fans like myself in seeing the inevitable feat of these films mixed together.

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