Jack Low­den says film­ing Dunkirk was im­mense

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Jack Low­den said it was "im­mense" film­ing 'Dunkirk'. The 27-year-old ac­tor plays Spit­fire pi­lot Collins in Christo­pher Nolan's lat­est World War Two epic and ad­mit­ted the film­maker didn't want to use much CGI, and one day there were more than 1,000 ex­tras on the Dunkirk beach. Speak­ing to The I Paper, he said: "That was im­mense. He doesn't like to use a lot of CGI, so you would be con­fronted with this spec­ta­cle ev­ery day. I think we had 1,200 ex­tras on the beach one day; it was an in­cred­i­ble sight. And the fly­ing scenes were pretty cool. We were up in the air, over the Chan­nel, fly­ing Spit­fires, so that was great." Nolan - who helmed the hit 'Dark Knight' Bat­man tril­ogy - re­searched 'Dunkirk' by watch­ing real life footage and read­ing records from the Bri­tish-led res­cue mis­sion in 1940 in which 330,000 Al­lied troops were res­cued from the clutches of the Nazis. Speak­ing at the world premiere of the movie Lon­don's Odeon on Le­ices­ter Square, the 46year-old film­maker said: "I was look­ing at a lot of first­hand ac­counts of peo­ple who were there. I want peo­ple to see it in the big screen and feel like what it was like on the beach or be in small boat. I wanted to make the film feel real. I watched archive footage of what it was like. It was about re­al­ism for me and stag­ing it in front of a cam­era rather than green screen." The idea of re­al­ism and au­then­tic­ity was some­thing im­por­tant for Nolan who even made Harry Styles change the way he tied his shoelaces as sol­diers would have done it a spe­cific way. Styles said: "When I heard about Chris do­ing it I was kind of al­ready ex­cited to watch it to be hon­est and I just wanted to be in­volved ... On my first day he told me my laces were tied wrong." Low­den stars along­side many well-known in­clud­ing Sir Ken­neth Branagh and Sir Mark Ry­lance, oth­ers are Nolan reg­u­lars such as Cil­lian Murphy and Tom Hardy, as well as new­com­ers Fionn White­head and One Direction star Styles.

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