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Postby didds » January 14th, 2020, 11:08 am

anyone seen it? thoughts?

7/10 for me, but mainly for the score, cinematography and technical bits. The storyline was a bit of a cross between Saving Private Ryan (SPR) and Gallipoli. and the plot holes a bit... iffy at times.

One plot extension query ... what may the two have been thinking they were going to do with the german pilot once they had potentially saved his life, given they still had a pre-eminent task to complete?

(I get this scene was a plot devcie to remove one of the characters, and underlined the humanity aspect of the film, and thaty schofield basically was trying to avoid killing anybody unless in defence of his own/chums life etc. Im just extending the scenario whereby having saved the pilot the story took a different turn)


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Re: 1917 - SPOILERS


Postby MaraMan » January 14th, 2020, 3:47 pm

I thought it was a great film, really enjoyed it. One of the most realistic depictions of WW1 I can remember seeing. Roger Deakins cinematography was outstanding, I thought the music and general sound were also great, and the lead actor did really good job. I agree the story was a bit shaky occasionally, as you say the pilot scene grated, but I think that's the price you pay for such an energetic work that pleasingly was only two hours long, it could easily have become a baggy three + hours.
I think Sam Mendes has done a fine job and I would not be surprised if it picked up the Best Film gong at the oscars (and is a shoe-in for best cinematography), although of course Joker will be in the running. For me Mendes best work since Amercian Beauty.

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Re: 1917 - SPOILERS


Postby swill453 » January 22nd, 2020, 4:44 pm

I was in London last week and splashed out to see it on one of the Imax screens in Leicester Square - paid more than twice as much as I've ever paid to go to the cinema.

Worth it though, a spectacular experience. Though I was a bit distracted noticing where they made the joins in the "single" take.


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