1917 is the newest Sam Mendez movie about two young British soldiers during the First World War. They are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers’ brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.
Without a doubt, anyone who had seen the movie noticed that something felt different than almost any other movie out there. 1917 is filmed to resemble a continuous shot. The camera never leaves the main characters, and therefore you get the feeling that you are there with the soldiers. There are however hidden cuts stitched seamlessly. It is made in such a way to show the more realistic side of the war. You see all the death, suffering and misery, although all of these are not shown in a very disturbing way, and the general audience will appreciate is.
You have probably heard about Roger Deakins before. He’s one of the most accomplished cinematographers out there. Some of his works include Blade Runner 2049, Skyfall and No Country for Old Men. He is the cinematographer of 1917 and if you are a fan of his, you will notice throughout the movie that he had a hand in making 1917 a reality.
1917 is definitely one of the most original movies and all its technical achievements deserved all the awards it got. If you are a fan of war movies such as Saving Private Ryan, Hacksaw Ridge or Dunkirk, 1917 is going to have a huge impact on you. We loved it, and not only we think it is one of the best movies of 2020 (or 2019, depending on the region), but one of the best movies of all time.