One of 2020’s most exciting releases is Sam Mendes 1917, his first film since 2015’s Spectre, 1917 will take audiences deep into the trenches of the Western Front and Mendes and his team, which includes the phenomenal cinematographer Roger Deakins, have been working to craft something truly unique here.
In a brand new featurette, Mendes and Deakins discuss the process that was taken in order to shoot 1917 as one continuous take. That’s right, this blockbuster epic of the First World War was shot in one continuous take to highlight the claustrophobic journey of two soldiers as they desperately try to make it through No Man’s Land in order to stop an impending attack on enemy lines that will be a catastrophic disaster if it goes ahead.
The new featurette really takes audiences inside Mendes unique vision for 1917, and there were considerable logistics that needed to be taken care of in order to see it through to completion.
Watch the full featurette below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers – Blake’s own brother among them.
1917 is an incredible feat of filmmaking, and audiences can expect nothing but the best here when 1917 is release in cinemas next year on January 9, 2020.
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