Our last Dinner and Movie night was on Saturday 17th February and the chosen movie was Dunkirk.
We had twenty guests for dinner, who enjoyed either scotch fillet with mushroom sauce and vegetables, or Chicken Lasagna with salad. Two desserts were also on offer, pavlova and a carrot and nut slice. As usual, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, and many were asking for the Chicken Lasagna recipe. Apparently it is a Dianne specialty and she was not sharing her secrets. Delicious!
Now to the movie.
Dunkirk was not a 'Hollywood Blockbuster', it had no big stars grabbing the spotlight. It was an awe-inspiring personalised account of a horrific event in our history. It didn't focus on one individual, but represented the devastation and the heroic actions of the people, the soldiers, and the pilots. It wasn't about the powers that be, giving orders and planning strategies in the safety of their home base war rooms. It was about the masses, the 400000 soldiers trapped on the beaches. It was about their determination, their fear, their bravery, and their survival. It is a movie that everyone should watch, young and old.The transition between actual footage and modern film was flawless. The acting was excellent. A real eye-opener in more ways than one.