1917

Roger Ebert once said that all movies should be seen on a large screen.  I can think of few movies where this is more true than 1917.    I can’t tell you how many times (especially in the middle of the film) I was struck by just how beautiful the movie was to look at.  I can think of five or six scenes that wouldn’t be out of place when put next to some of the all-time great scenes in cinema.  At some point I am going to seek out the behind-the-scenes extras (something I never do) to find out how they were able to have scenes that lasted several minutes at a time from a single camera.  I think some people stayed away from the movie because they feared at would be as violent and as personal as Saving Private Ryan.  While the film certainly had war as a backdrop there was actually very little fighting.

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Movie title: 1917

Movie description: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

Date published: 2020-03-14

Director(s): Sam Mendes

Actor(s): George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Chris Walley, Nabhaan Rizwan, Jamie Parker, Tommy French, Paul Tinto, Billy Postlethwaite, Richard McCabe, Justin Edwards

Genre: War, Drama

My Review

Roger Ebert once said that all movies should be seen on a large screen.  I can think of few movies where this is more true than 1917.    I can’t tell you how many times (especially in the middle of the film) I was struck by just how beautiful the movie was to look at.  I can think of five or six scenes that wouldn’t be out of place when put next to some of the all-time great scenes in cinema.  At some point I am going to seek out the behind-the-scenes extras (something I never do) to find out how they were able to have scenes that lasted several minutes at a time from a single camera.  I think some people stayed away from the movie because they feared at would be as violent and as personal as Saving Private Ryan.  While the film certainly had war as a backdrop there was actually very little fighting.

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