From Dunkirk to ‘Dunkirk’

Paul Wellman

Jordon Thompson is coming full circle in a way. One of his Film Fest assignments was to cover the closing ceremony, a showing of Their Finest, in which Bill Nighy, as a washed-up actor, helps take on the Germans at Dunkirk, and this week he interviews Hans Zimmer [see page 57], who scored the box-office hit Dunkirk. But viewing films and reviewing them takes a back seat to writing screenplays for Jordon, which he does when on a break from composing short stories. Favorite author? Neil Gaiman or Stephen King, he said. “They can turn fantasy on its head in dark and grim ways.” Favorite movie this year? “Baby Driver,” Jordon said matter-of-factly. “Edgar Wright, such a master of physical comedy. His movie, it lives the music.”


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