Sam Mendes' "1917" Debuts Christmas Day 2019

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Sam Mendes' "1917" Debuts Christmas Day 2019

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Wikipedia: 1917 (2019 Film)

"At the height of the First World War during Spring 1917 in northern France, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), are given a seemingly impossible mission to deliver a message which will warn of an ambush during one of the skirmishes soon after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich. The two recruits race against time, crossing enemy territory to deliver the warning and keep a British battalion of 1,600 men, which includes Blake's own brother, from walking into a deadly trap. The pair must give their all to accomplish their mission by surviving the war to end all wars...Filming was accomplished with long takes and elaborately choreographed moving camera shots to give the effect of one continuous take."

Absolute must-see for WWI aficionados, too bad it wasn't produced during 2017!

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Re: Sam Mendes' "1917" Debuts Christmas Day 2019

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"1917" Behind The Scenes Featurette 9/30/2019

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:40 pm



Series of "One Shots" made into 118 minute movie, longest actual is "Macbeth" (1982), arguably the greatest WWII combat movie single shot take from the air, mesmerizing it be still:


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