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Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan explore the chaos and courage of World War II in Dunkirk / Entertainment Weekly

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Composer Hans Zimmer and filmmaker Christopher Nolan journeyed to the stars in Interstellar, plumbed the depths of the subconscious mind in Inception, and brought superheroes and villains to life in the Dark Knight trilogy. With their latest collaboration, Dunkirk, they're exploring the chaos and courage of World War II, and EW has some exclusive details about the film's soundtrack.

Set for release July 21, the same day Dunkirk hits theaters, Zimmer's score plays a key role in setting the tone and driving the narrative, according to Nolan. "Dunkirk is one of the greatest suspense stories of all time, and our film needed a score to reflect that and to propel the audience through a telling of this story that is more thriller than war film," the director said in a statement. "Hans' unique score drives the visceral sense of action the film needs to put the audience right into the story, using images, sound, and music."

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