Sam Mendes’ Time Directing James Bond Movies Really Informed 1917

    Now obviously with 1917, the movie wasn’t literally shot as one take. It was stitched together to look that way from numerous other shots, and Michael Lerman mentioned that with Spectre, that was a compilation of five shots that were filmed over four days. When it came time for Lerman and Sam Mendes to tackle 1917, they repeated many of the same techniques they’d used on Spectre, such as rehearsing for “four or five hours” and then shooting for the same amount of time “until you get it and you go home.”

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