1917 Trailer #2

1917

With director Sam Mendes recently making some press appearances to promote his upcoming WWI film 1917, it has been revealed that the entire movie will be shot and edited to look like one continuous take. Obviously this kind of thing has been done before (and long takes in general have been quite popular as of late), but we may not have seen it applied at this scale. Mendes reunited with Skyfall cinematographer Roger Deakins to make it happen and it will be very interesting to see what they come up with. A new trailer for the movie has arrived online this week and although it isn’t a single shot trailer, it certainly hints at the immersive potential of the technique. 1917 stars George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Richard Madden and Benedict Cumberbatch and it hits theatres on Dec. 25th; check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think.

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  • Jake

    I enjoy the single take, but it’s definitely less cool for the ones that only appear to be a single take with the use of hidden editing. People should check out Victoria (2015) or PVC-1 to see a true one shot film.

  • Matt the Kiwi

    I’m sure this will be impressive but this actually makes me less excited for the film – I was looking forward to spending time with a story that took me back to WWI for a few days or weeks but single take means real time. Fingers crossed this film has a 4 hour running time.

  • Lori Cerny

    Hmm, not seeing anything about the story itself that would be compelling. It’s all been done before, hasn’t it?