1917 (2019) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. ...Dean-Charles ChapmanLance Corporal BlakeGeorge MacKayLance Corporal SchofieldDaniel MaysSergeant SandersColin FirthGeneral Erinmore
Which makes the casting of well-renowned actors like Colin Firth, Mark Strong, and Benedict Cumberbatch in the roles of 1917’s war-time superiors all the more effective, as they pop in on the mission from time to time.
1917 UK theatrical release poster Directed bySam Mendes Produced by Sam Mendes Pippa Harris Jayne-Ann Tenggren Callum McDougall Brian Oliver Written by Sam Mendes Krysty Wilson-Cairns Starring George MacKay Dean-Charles Chapman Mark Strong Andrew Scott Richard Madden Claire Duburcq Colin Firth Benedict Cumberbatch Music byThomas Newman CinematographyRoger Deakins Edited byLee Smith Production companies DreamWorks Pictures Reliance Entertainment New Republic Pictures Mogambo Neal Street Productio
Jan 10, 2020 · Directed by Sam Mendes. With Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, Colin Firth. April ...
Feb 14, 2017 · By the way, my personal picks for handsomest leading men in the movies circa 1917 are Sessue Hayakawa, Noble Johnson and Ivan Mosjoukine (of course). Who’s the actor who could charm everybody’s socks off? The top five charismatic gents: Francis X. Bushman; Wallace Reid; Earle Williams; Harold Lockwood; J. Warren Kerrigan; No surprises here.
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- The Longest Uninterrupted Take In The Movie Is Eight And A Half Minutes Long. Director Sam Mendes wanted 1917 to look like one continuous shot, but obviously, the whole thing couldn’t actually be shot in a single take.
- 100 Extras Peed On The Tree Where The Final Scene Takes Place. According to an extra who worked on 1917, since the bathroom was so far away from the set, the extras who were working on the final scenes peed on a nearby tree in favor of walking all the way to the toilet.
- The Most Complicated Tracking Shots Were Shot From The Back Of A Motorcycle. A motorcycle was used to capture some of the most complicated tracking shots in the movie.
- Schofield Bumping Into Soldiers During His Climactic Running Sequence Was Unscripted. In the climactic sequence, in which Lance Corporal Schofield runs across the battlefield and the camera tracks him, he bumps into other soldiers on two separate occasions.
- The Real Man Who Inspired The Film
- Life in The Trenches
- The Real Messengers of WWI
- April 6, 1917
The 1917 script, written by Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, is inspired by “fragments” of stories from Mendes’ grandfather, who served as a “runner” — a messenger for the British on the Western Front. But the film is not about actual events that happened to Lance Corporal Alfred H. Mendes, a 5-ft.-4-inch 19-year-old who’d enlisted in the British Army earlier that year and later told his grandson stories of being gassed and wounded while sprinting across “No Man’s Land,” the territory between the German and Allied trenches. In the film, General Erinmore (Colin Firth) orders two lance corporals, Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay), to make the dangerous trek across No Man’s Land to deliver a handwritten note to a commanding officer Colonel Mackenzie (Benedict Cumberbatch), ordering them to cancel a planned attack on Germans who have retreated to the Hindenburg Line in northern France.
The filmmakers shot the film in southwestern England, where they dug about 2,500 feet of trenches — a defining characteristicof the war’s Western Front — for the set. Paul Biddiss, the British Army veteran who served as the film’s military technical advisor and happens to have three relatives who served in World War I, taught the actors about proper techniques for salutes and handling weapons. He also used military instruction manuals from the era to create boot camps meant to give soldiers the real feeling of what it was like to serve, and read about life in the trenches in books like Max Arthur’s Lest We Forget: Forgotten Voices from 1914-1945, Richard van Emden’s The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009 (written with Patch) and The Soldier’s War: The Great War through Veterans’ Eyes. He put the extras to work, giving each one of about three dozen tasks that were part of soldiers’ daily routines. Some attended to health issues, such...
The film’s plot centers on the two messengers sprinting across No Man’s Land to deliver a message, and that’s where the creative license comes in. In reality, such an order would have been too dangerous to assign. When runners were deployed, the risk of death by German sniper fire was so high that they were sent out in pairs. If something happened to one of them, then the other could finish the job. “In some places, No Man’s Land was as close as 15 yards, in others it was a mile away,” says Doran Cart, Senior Curator at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City. The muddy terrain was littered with dead animals, dead humans, barbed wires and wreckage from exploding shells—scarcely any grass or trees in sight. “By 1917, you didn’t get out of your trench and go across No Man’s Land. Fire from artillery, machine guns and poison gas was too heavy; no one individual was going to get up and run across No Man’s Land and try to take the enemy.” Human messengers like Blake a...
The story of 1917 takes place on April 6, and it’s partly inspired by events that had just ended on April 5. From Feb. 23 to April 5 of that year, the Germans were moving their troops to the Hindenburg Line and roughly along the Aisne River, around a 27-mile area from Arras to Bapaume, France. The significance of that move depends on whether you’re reading German or Allied accounts. The Germans saw it as an “adjustment” and “simply moving needed resources to the best location,” while the Allies call the Germans’ actions a “retreat” or “withdrawal,”according to Cart. In either case, a whole new phase of the war was about to begin, for a different reason: the Americans entered the war on April 6, 1917. A few days later, the Canadians captured Vimy Ridge, in a battle seen to mark “the birth of a nation” for Canada, as one of their generals put it. Further East, the Russian Revolutionwas also ramping up. As Matthew Naylor, President and CEO of the National World War I Museum and Memoria...
Jan 05, 2020 · Did the events of 1917 really happen? In the movie two young soldiers, Blake (played by Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay), are charged with making a perilous 24-hour trek across...
Dec 20, 2019 · The new World War I drama from director Sam Mendes, 1917, unfolds in real-time, tracking a pair of British soldiers as they cross the Western Front on a desperate rescue mission.Seemingly filmed ...
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