Why 1917 Director Sam Mendes Broke The One Shot Format For That Scene

Everything that happens in 1917 feels very real, for lack of a better word. We follow a pair of soldiers on a journey through no man’s land, into a trench, and across a field. Nothing feels fantastic or larger than life. Mendes wanted to see this transition into something else, and for that, he needed to make the one obvious transition in the film itself.

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