Glenn Beck had a glowing review of Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” on Monday’s show.
Featuring actors including Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Harry Styles, “Dunkirk” hit theaters over the weekend. On Monday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn and the guys discussed the history behind the movie and wondered why everyone isn’t learning this story in school.
“This movie is, I think, a war masterpiece,” Glenn said. He emphasized how integral the soundtrack was for the film, making it a visual and musical experience rather than one that depended on dialogue. There is a part of the movie that is totally quiet … but will make you cry because it’s so moving.
“It’s brilliant the way it’s done,” he said.
Pat Gray pointed out how wrong it was for people not to know about the battle of Dunkirk, which took place in Dunkirk, France, in 1940. As allied forces battled Nazi Germany, British troops were trapped on the beach at Dunkirk. The water was too shallow for Royal Navy ships to come close enough to rescue them, so civilian boats had to ferry troops to safety. Between May 26 and June 3 of 1940, a miraculous 300,000 men were rescued.
“I was surprised how many people never heard of Dunkirk,” Pat said. “That blows me away. I mean, what has happened to our education system?”