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1917 The Movie

Post by karatekid » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:12 pm

Looking forward to seeing this WW1 movie at the cinema in January. Looks like a movie masterpiece.

''The sound design is off the hook — biplanes roar over us, deafeningly. The cinema seats shake. Much of the action is nail-biting.''

Official trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqNYrYUiMfg


Relatively Non spoiler review

https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/1917-movie/
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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:25 pm

Apparently its filmed all in one shot.

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Bosscat » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:32 pm

karatekid wrote:Looking forward to seeing this WW1 movie at the cinema in January. Looks like a movie masterpiece.

''The sound design is off the hook — biplanes roar over us, deafeningly. The cinema seats shake. Much of the action is nail-biting.''

Official trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqNYrYUiMfg


Relatively Non spoiler review

https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/1917-movie/
Who wins????

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Siddo » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:49 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:Apparently its filmed all in one shot.
I think you have misread the reviews. One of the scenes is 7 minutes long, which is unheard of nowadays.
The review in the Times was really complimentary and gave it 5 stars, saying it wasn't quite the best war film ever, just.

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by mikeS » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:59 pm

Paths of Glory will take some beating.
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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by SalisburyClaret » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:20 pm

Saw it being filmed down the road (Salisbury Plain) but didn’t get a job as an extra

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by ClaretAndJew » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:24 pm

Filmed all in one shot Haha.

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by martin_p » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:39 pm

I think it’s filmed to look like one long single shot. So presumably it’s effectively in real time, I.e. if the film is 100 minutes long it represents a single period of 100 minutes in the war.

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Burnley1989 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:52 pm

Does look good, my kind of film

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Inchy » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:59 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:Filmed all in one shot Haha.

Must be a long one shot film because it flips from day to night and back again on the trailer

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by karatekid » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:23 pm

I hope this helps to understand the one shot type of filming the movie employs.


Since Mendes couldn’t cut to, say, reaction shots during dialogue scenes, he began to realize that so much of the choice of how you shoot something is about what you're willing to allow to not be seen as much as to be seen.

“‘I don't think the audience needs to see that. They need to see that,’ he mused. “And it's not always the person talking who you want to have a counterpoint to that. So it forces you to make that fundamental editorial decision, which is actually, ‘I'm going to look away from who's speaking to the person who's listening’ or whatever. Those things have to be done on the day [of shooting] that you would normally be doing in the editing room. And once you've made the decision, it's amazing how the actors adapt, knowing, ‘O.K., I'm not on camera here so I'm going to wait a beat until I am on camera and then deliver this.’ And they do that instinctively too. That's why it's a dance.”

In Rope, Hitchcock would have to find ways to stop filming so his cameraman could change the film in the camera. “Somebody would walk towards the camera and it would wipe on the black of somebody walking,” said Deakins. “Then you'd cut and the character walks away from camera. It was meant to be a seamless cut. I mean, it was clever.” But the 1917 filmmakers wanted to avoid drawing any attention to the inevitable breaks between individual shots. Some of those breaks will be “tweaked” digitally to appear continuous, but others don’t even need that.

“For the most part it was in-camera, and obviously we paid specific attention to the end of the A shot and the beginning of the B shot to make sure that we had those plans,” continued Deakins. “We didn't want to every time do somebody walking up to the camera, and walking away from it. Some of them you don't need to do anything. … Some of [the cuts] just work. They just work. I've seen some of them just put together and they're just seamless already.”

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Marty Dobson » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:05 pm

Bosscat wrote:Who wins????
U.S.A
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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Claret-On-A-T-Rex » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:49 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:Filmed all in one shot Haha.
It is meant to look as if it is one long, uninterrupted shot. Obviously it wasn't all filmed in one single take, it is all stitched together with digital effects and editing. It takes them above and below ground, through areas that are deserted or through large-scale open-air battles.

We haven't had a technical curiosity like this to get our teeth into since Gravity, I'm very much looking forward to this.

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Alanstevensonsgloves » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:46 am

Just out of interest, would you go to watch this kind of film with mates or misses?!

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by karatekid » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:39 am

I'll take my two sons. Not my wife's kind of movie.

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:59 am

Alanstevensonsgloves wrote:Just out of interest, would you go to watch this kind of film with mates or misses?!
My recent ex wouldn't watch it, but the one before her probably would.

I'll be watching it with my two sons and their Uncle though.

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Blackrod » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:02 am

This looks very good. I prefer the film reviews and recommendations on here over that annoying twerp of a critic on Radio 5.

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by IanMcL » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:16 pm

Bosscat wrote:Who wins????
Extra time and penalties!
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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by BennyD » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:09 pm

Marty Dobson wrote:U.S.A
No, they turned up just before the end to hold the trophy up.

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Down_Rover » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:39 pm

Bosscat wrote:Who wins????
Still in the balance. VAR still examining replays
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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Marty Dobson » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:04 pm

BennyD wrote:No, they turned up just before the end to hold the trophy up.
That's what the winners usually do :D

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by karatekid » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:51 pm

Watched this yesterday. Great movie with fantastic camera work. Some shocking scenes of destruction on the battlefield and brings home the futility of war. 8/10

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Burnley1989 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:09 pm

karatekid wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:51 pm
Watched this yesterday. Great movie with fantastic camera work. Some shocking scenes of destruction on the battlefield and brings home the futility of war. 8/10
Cheers Karatekid, really fancy going to watch this next Friday or Saturday

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Hipper » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:16 pm

Down_Rover wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:39 pm
Still in the balance. VAR still examining replays
The early VAR was called Versailles in those days.

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by ecc » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:15 pm

Has anybody seen this film? Any opinions?

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by BOYSIE31 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:22 pm

ecc wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:15 pm
Has anybody seen this film? Any opinions?
Enjoyed it but would not call it a classic - great camera work and all done in one setting

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by groove » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:28 pm

I enjoyed it too, well worth watching if it's your type of film but it's no Saving Private Ryan.

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:29 pm

I watched it at the Everyman in Clitheroe, a cracking cinema imo.
As stated before the cinematography is brilliant and really captures the essence of the Great War in, at parts, all its horrific glory.
It's a pretty basic tale of getting from A to B but that really doesn't matter imo as it's so well done and acted. You actually feel like you are part of the team sent on the mission.
There are nice little cameos littered throughout from some of these shores finest actors too which is a nice touch.
If you are expecting action packed slaughterfest akin to the opening salvo of Saving Private Ryan or the current trend employed by Superhero movies of action overkill it may leave you disappointed.

It's a solid film and I really enjoyed it tbh

9/10

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Claret-On-A-T-Rex » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:44 pm

ecc wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:15 pm
Has anybody seen this film? Any opinions?
I loved it, I think it's a brilliant film, I've seen it a few times now.
10/10 for me, the sort of surreal, sometimes absurd but very moving wartime story you used to hear from the old men in the 110 Club.

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by claret2018 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:57 pm

I saw this on Monday and enjoyed the first half, but thought it lost its way after the bit where he gets out of the truck and crosses the bridge.

Technically very impressive though.

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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by GR10 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:00 pm

Some of the filming took place near where I live on Salisbury Plain. This time last year I was unable to use a regular walking route for several weeks due to the security arrangements for the production team's temporary offices etc.

The section that was definitely shot in this location is where the two soldiers emerge from woodland, pass through a little orchard and investigate the abandoned farm buildings. If you've seen the film you'll know the significance of this scene.

We went to see the film on Monday in Salisbury: I'm not a big fan of war films generally but this was rivetting, and the camera work superb.

1 photo shows my walk last May, with the French farm buildings visible at the top of the valley. The other shows the same walk last Tuesday, the French farm long gone now.
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Re: 1917 The Movie

Post by Burypaddy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:33 pm

Seen the film last week and thoroughly enjoyed it and so did the wife

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