First screened in January 2020
Director: Sam Mendes. Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, Daniel Mays, Andrew Scott, Pip Carter, Robert Maaser, Mark Strong, Richard McCabe, Gerran Howell, Adam Hugill, Nabhaan Rizwan, Claire Duburcq, Merlin Leonhardt, Taddeo Kufus, Luke Hornsby, Jack Shalloo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adrian Scarborough, Richard Madden. Screenplay: Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns.

Twitter Capsule: Why does Mendes make war movies? "Battle is hell. HELL. But from certain angles it's darkly beautiful. Also—look what I did!"

VOR:   I know. Seems like this is the area where 1917 would shine. But for all the evident labor, the images and experience generated often feel flat.

Photo © 2019 Universal PicturesDreamWorks/New Republic Pictures/
Amblin Partners/Neal Street Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Sam Mendes
Best Original Screenplay: Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins
Best Production Design: Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales
Best Original Score: Thomas Newman
Best Sound Mixing: Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson
Best Sound Editing: Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate
Best Visual Effects: Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis, and Rebecca Cole

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Sam Mendes
Best Original Score: Thomas Newman

Other Awards:
Producers Guild of America: Best Picture
Directors Guild of America: Best Director
Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins)
National Board of Review: Special Achievement in Filmmaking (Deakins)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Film; Best British Film of the Year; Best Director; Best Cinematography; Best Production Design; Best Sound; Best Visual Effects

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