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1917 (2019) Richard Madden | Benedict Cumberbatch | Mark Strong | Andrew Scott

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25 December 2019 (USA)
Two young British soldiers during the First World
War, are given an impossible mission: deliver a message,
deep in enemy territory, that will stop their own men, and
Blake's own brother, from walking straight into a deadly trap.


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this looks pretty epic...Roger Deakins is doing the cinematography so that alone is reason to watch...the movie was filmed as if it were one continuous shot, tracking two British soldiers as they race through a carnage-strewn landscape to deliver a message that might save 1,600 lives...

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Wow, allot was cut for the theatrical release!!!





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See this on a Imax screen. Loved it start to finish. I'll be going again before it hits home video.


It is slow at the beginning but is a marvelous piece of cinema. Brutal and visceral depiction of WW1. Everything I wished Dunkirk was, I enjoyed it more on several fronts.

Go see it, Go see it!!
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See this on a Imax screen. Loved it start to finish. I'll be going again before it hits home video.


It is slow at the beginning but is a marvelous piece of cinema. Brutal and visceral depiction of WW1. Everything I wished Dunkirk was, I enjoyed it more on several fronts.

Go see it, Go see it!!
Thanks for you review, how was the picture and sound quality?

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Isn't this basically Gallipoli with new special effects?

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See this on a Imax screen. Loved it start to finish. I'll be going again before it hits home video.
It is slow at the beginning but is a marvelous piece of cinema. Brutal and visceral depiction of WW1. Everything I wished Dunkirk was, I enjoyed it more on several fronts. Go see it, Go see it!!
Good point re Dunkirk (2017).

Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan (1998), Nolan's Dunkirk (2017), Mendes' 1917 (2019), all personalize world wars. Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993) will remain hard to beat for micro depiction.
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Great cinematography. Felt it was a bit overhyped though. People seem to shake off injuries like it's nothing, and run through artillery fire for dramatic effect.
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I saw it in BigD, sound and visual were good. Not awe inspiring but I've never been overtly impressed there and I don't see but 1 or 2 a year. I have a better baseline in my HT. imax is more immersive and plays to this.


Does kind of parallel Gallipoli.



Infantry had no choice but to run head on into Field Gun fire with caution to the wind. Part of the brutality of that war along with Trench warfare.
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Great cinematography. Felt it was a bit overhyped though. People seem to shake off injuries like it's nothing, and run through artillery fire for dramatic effect.
Re WWI, Paths of Glory (1957), The Lost Battalion (2001) are must-sees.
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I caught this one yesterday afternoon. I loved it. The story was engaging and the cinematography was excellent. I'm anxious to see some "behind the scenes" video to explain how they pulled off some of that filming.
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The expectations I had for this movie were similar to the ones I had for "Dunkirk", but my disappointment was considerably greater than it was for that movie. What I thought would be a poignant and gritty war flick turned out to be a series of mostly bland vignettes. There's nothing in this movie (or in "Dunkirk") that "Saving Private Ryan" didn't do better.
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It's would of been awesome if they released the other cuts of the film.
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It's would of been awesome if they released the other cuts of the film.
This film got hammered for overstaying at 1hr 59min. Don't know what more could do for it.

For additional WWI intimate storytelling, see what Paths of Glory (1957) and The Lost Batallion (2001) do with 1hr 28min and 1hr 32min. Just right, in my view.
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I finally got around to watching the UHD earlier tonight...I liked the movie a lot...more then the movie I actually thought the visuals and cinematography were the real stars...the Special Feature on the UHD detailing the filming techniques blew me away...the way they filmed sequences to maintain the 1 shot illusion was stunning-- started off with 1 camera attached to a crane, handed it off to another person on foot, then attached it to a moving truck etc...this is movie making at its finest- when you're attempting groundbreaking new techniques

Arri actually built a new camera and 1917 was the first production to ever use it which is always a cool thing...the filming of the nighttime sequence with Roger Deakins detailing all the lighting techniques was seeing a true master at work

movie gets a B+ but the cinematography gets an A which averages out to an overall grade of A-

4K/Dolby Vision has a very natural, earthy look to it...not an HDR showcase but overall it's a stunning looking disc
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