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Postby Modelcrazy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:52 am

I watched 1917 last night and thought it was excellent. The two actors were just outstanding IMO. There was one break in scenes but other than that, it was one camera following one or two guys the entire time. The actors had to continue to act the entire time, no mistakes, no fumbles, it just blew me away. One guys face went through frustration, sadness and determination within about ten seconds and I felt every one of those emotions with him.

I was one of the best war movies I have ever seen!! Again MHO.
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Re: 1917

Postby KSaarni » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:55 am

I only learned about this movie a few days ago, has totally been under my radar.

But based on the trailer I just watched, boy will I want to see this!

I have understood the film is loosely based on the battles around a village called Poelkapelle here in Belgium, in other words on the western front, very close to the town of Ypres (Ieper in Flemish name). When sometimes visiting these battlefields ( heck, just a 65 minute drive from where I live), it's impossible to realise that most of the fields where farmers grow their crops, hay and whatever.. Is actually a big graveyard from the 1st world war, not all soldiers were found, even less identified of those were found.

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Re: 1917

Postby Modelcrazy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:42 pm

Kari,
The landscape looks very similar to that. It was filmed in Wiltshire, Hankley Common in Surrey and Govan, Scotland, as well as Shepperton.
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Re: 1917

Postby KSaarni » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:28 pm

Really? I could have bet that some of the scenes really were filmed in Flanders! Looked very authentic!

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Re: 1917

Postby Tojo72 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:50 pm

My wife actually asked me about it,is interested in seeing it.
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Re: 1917

Postby BlackSheep214 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:15 pm

Will see it this coming Monday holiday weekend (Martin Luther King Day for all my European friends :lashed: )
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Re: 1917

Postby Modelcrazy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:31 pm

Black Sheep, my guess is you're gonna love it
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Re: 1917

Postby speedgraflex » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:52 am

I hope this wins best picture; it’s most deserving of the honor in my opinion. The acting as you noted is phenomenal. Plus the sound design, and VFX are top notch. All are really seamlessly integrated into a story of purpose, passion and persistence. Quite extraordinary.
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Re: 1917

Postby Stikpusher » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:10 am

Based on what you guys are saying, I’d like to see it... in a theater. I have yet to see a WWI Western Front ground war movie that has really pulled me in as so many other war movies have. Perhaps this will be the one.
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Re: 1917

Postby Jeeves » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:31 pm

Definitely see it in a theater...my son chose this to go to tonight for his 15th birthday and he's not usually into war movies. It was something else!
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