1917

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1917 is an awe-inspiring cinematic masterpiece that takes you on an unforgettable journey through the harrowing landscapes of World War I. Directed by Sam Mendes and featuring breathtaking cinematography by Roger Deakins, this film is a visual spectacle that will leave you speechless.

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From the moment the movie begins, I was immediately drawn into the intense and gripping story of two young soldiers, Lance Corporals Blake and Schofield, brilliantly portrayed by Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay. Their mission to deliver a crucial message to save 1,600 British soldiers from a deadly ambush sets the stage for an epic adventure filled with danger, suspense, and heart-stopping moments.

What sets 1917 apart from other war films is its unique filming technique. Shot in a single, continuous take, the movie creates a sense of immediacy and realism that is truly unparalleled. As you follow Blake and Schofield through trenches, across battlefields, and into enemy territory, you feel as though you're right there with them, experiencing every moment of their journey firsthand.

The cinematography by Roger Deakins is nothing short of breathtaking. From sweeping landscapes to intimate close-ups, every frame of 1917 is beautifully crafted and meticulously composed. The use of long takes adds to the film's immersive quality, allowing you to become fully immersed in the world of the story.

But 1917 isn't just a visual feast – it's also a triumph of storytelling and acting. Chapman and MacKay deliver powerful performances that will stay with you long after the credits. Their characters' determination and courage in the face of overwhelming odds make them truly unforgettable heroes.

Supporting performances from the likes of Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Colin Firth add depth and gravitas to the film, but it's Chapman and MacKay who truly shine. Their chemistry and camaraderie are the heart of 1917, driving the narrative forward and keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Thomas Newman music perfectly complements the film's visuals, enhancing the emotional impact of each scene and drawing you further into the story.

1917 is a film that will leave you breathless, moved, and utterly spellbound from start to finish.

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I love my war films and I was in the opposite camp thinking it was a proper dud and was left utterly disappointed. When directors start playing around with fancy techniques there has to be a reason and that would be low budget. I suppose at the end of the day it all depends what you expect from a war film and for this reason doesn't come close to my top 30 war films.

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They mostly start using new and fancy techniques thinking that they can become innovators in cinema and gain more fame.

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Yes I noticed and this film along with Dunkirk I turned off before the end. My feeling is if you are not going to do the history justice them do another type of film. I really enjoy war films and even travel around Europe learning about various battles that took place and why I get disappointed when it is more about techniques than the story.

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This film has been around, and it merits an audience. I just don't have the heart for it. WWI was such a slough, such a pointless exercise. All those lives lost and nothing, nothing at all accomplished except to set the stage for WWII.

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Yeap . War it's such an awful thing but for it's something like giving a praise to the people that fought when that kind of movies are produced because it might make some people change opinion .