One Final Intense Trailer for Sam Mendes' The Great War Movie '1917'
"If we're not clever about this, no one will get to your brother!" Starting next week, Universal will release Sam Mendes' intense war movie 1917 in theaters worldwide. The nerve-racking film has been picking up numerous nominations and awards already, and is harrowing experience to see on the big screen. If you still need to be convinced it's worth seeing, give this final trailer a look. Set during World War I in the year 1917, the movie takes place over the course of one day, following soldiers on a "seemingly impossible mission" to deliver a message across enemy lines to stop a major attack. With one-long-take cinematography by Roger Deakins. Starring Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay, joined by a stellar ensemble cast with Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, and Richard McCabe. You can also still watch an extensive 10-minute featurette for 1917, as well as the first two trailers.
Here's the final official trailer (+ IMAX poster) for Sam Mendes' 1917, direct from Universal's YouTube:
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will put a stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers – Blake's own brother among them. 1917 is directed by Oscar-winning English filmmaker Sam Mendes, director of the films American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road, Away We Go, plus James Bond's Skyfall and Spectre previously. The screenplay is written by Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Produced by Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, and Jayne-Ann Tenggren; co-produced by Michael Lerman. Amblin + Universal Pictures will open Sam Mendes' 1917 movie in theaters everywhere starting December 25th, on Christmas Day, coming up later this month. Review the full 1917 trailer here.
Looking good... but then again so did the Dunkirk trailers
Tester on Dec 18, 2019
It's weird that they are marketing this as a 'one shot' movie when in fact it's not and only shot and edited to make it all look like one shot...for whatever reason I'm not sure...at least not aesthetically. But to watch a trailer with dozens of cuts and edits just seems....weird...at least to me. Not sure I'll bother with this. Seen all the trench warfare stuff before and nothing beats Kubrick's Paths of Glory.
thespiritbo on Dec 18, 2019
And there you have it. Good director and bad idea for film. Film business at its finest and at most repulsive at the same time ...
shiboleth on Dec 18, 2019
there is one thing bothering me: the fields have no shell holes, craters, the trenches are clean, neat and intact - in 1917?
Balázs Vízer on Dec 18, 2019
DAVIDPD on Dec 19, 2019
I am sure I will go to this and enjoy it. But historically, it is a ridiculous premise. Recent scholarship has revealed that during the entire war, the Germans almost always knew ahead of time when an attack was coming, and would pull their men back to secondary lines during the pre-attack bombardment, then refill their front lines just in time to slaughter the British and French as they went over the top. And the French, British and Americans never figured this out and made an adjustment to their tactics. The underlying premise of this movie is that the British have figured out that the Germans know the attack is coming and have withdrawn, so they have to send these two kids on a special mission to prevent a slaughter of an attacking regiment. The idea that the British would send a mission to prevent men from being slaughtered is ridiculous. In 1917, the British were still attacking over open ground en masse and losing thousands a day in frontal attacks. 1600 men killed in one day? A rounding error in their daily reports. Anyway, Historical Accuracy Scold, I guess.
Sharkman1963 on Dec 19, 2019
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