1917 (2019 film) Explained | Reviews And Details |


Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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IMDb                        8.3/10☆ (Votes: 420,864 )
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Release date :       4 December 2019 , London
25 December 2019 ,United States
17 January 2020 , India
Hindi                      Yes
English                   Yes
In                            2D, 
Director            Sam Mendes
Run Time   01:56:34
Rating Symbol     R , Some Disturbing
Writer         Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Awards                    3 Oscars. 108 wins & 164 nominations
Age                     16+
Genres       Drama, Thriller, War History
Budget       $ 90–100 million
Box Office         $ 384.9 million
Studio:                     Entertainment One (United Kingdom) , Universal Pictures
Production companyDreamWorks Pictures,Reliance Entertainment, New Republic Pictures, Alibaba Pictures, Mogambo, Neal Street Productions & Amblin Partners
Produced by         Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall & Brian Oliver
Starring     George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth ,
GamesNo Available : Google Play Store
Cinematography Roger Deakins
Country                 United Kingdom & United States
Language           English,
Music Director  Thomas Newman
Filming LocationSalisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England & UK

1917 (2019 film)

Film Explained :

1917 (2019 film)” In 1917, director and co-writer Sam Mendes, co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns and DOP Roger Deakins deliver a film that combines high impact with high artistry. The film has been designed as a single continuous shot. There are hidden cuts of course but like Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope or Alejandro Iñárritu’s more recent Birdman, 1917 aims to deliver the experience of an uninterrupted take. The set-up is simple – on April 6, 1917,

two young British soldiers must cross enemy lines to deliver a critical message to British troops who are on the other side. They are given their mission in the first few minutes of the film. We then take the journey with them. The single shot format puts us into their shoes – we have no idea what’s coming next and we are discovering the terrain as they are.

We don’t get the respite of a cut. I will admit that mid-way, my nerves were so frayed that I was grateful for the interval that Indian theaters insist on. It allowed me to reclaim my emotions a little. Lance Corporal Blake, played by Dean-Charle Chapman and Lance Corporal Schofield, playedby George MacKay have a youthful bravery that is heart-breaking.

They are basically children playing with death. Bodies loom large in this film – men, rats, dogs, cows. In one scene, Schofield plunges his hand into the open stomach of a corpse. And yet, despite the omnipresent death and destruction, 1917 feels throbbing and thrillingly alive. The fluid cinematography, which moves from ground level to a bird’s eye view, hurls us into the center of the action. The camera glides around the men and sometimes pivots to catch faraway action. And we are right there with them, almost like another character.

The production design by Dennis Gassner is also meticulously detailed. Mendes immerses us into the hell of war. There is no escape from the misery and the mud, the cold and the chaos. But the realistic textures are offset by surreal touches. The No Man’s Land that these men cross seems like a vast wasteland. In one sequence, the terrain is lit by yellow phosphorescent haze, like a nether world. It’s grand and tragically beautiful. Thomas Newman’s sparingly used music heighten the piercing sense of unfathomable loss. The babyish, unlined faces of Chapman and MacKay underline the absurdity of this particular war and those yet to come.

These boys are unstintingly brave but their courage seems futile. They are heroic but in this brutal and unforgiving battle, there are no heroes. At its heart, 1917 is a portrait of the pointlessness of war and therefore a plea for peace. There will be times in the fil

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