By Bob Palmer
Borrowing from stories his British Tommy grandfather told him, Sam Mendes (“Skyfall,” “American Beauty”) crafts a unique cinema experience with “1917.” Mendes wrote [along with Krysty Wilson-Cairns], directed and produced what viewers quickly realize is an amazing cinematic achievement.
The entire movie is a tale, seemingly shot and told in one take, of two British lance corporals sent on a mission to stop what would be a suicide attack. The effect on the screen does compel you to suspend your disbelief.
The viewer will find adequate lessons that accompany almost every World War I story on the horror of war… (a subscription to the Jimplecute is required to continue reading this article).
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