1917
Directed by Sam Mendes

1917 Explained: How and Why They Did One Shot

Sam Mendes’ 1917 is made to look like one continuous shot — without being gimmicky. How did they do it, and why did they choose to do it? The one-shot exercise is a showcase of technical excellence, but more importantly it creates a sense of immersiveness, a potent emotional effect that brings us back to the trenches, allowing us to imagine the reality of being in that horrific war.


Explained


The False Long Take


War


Sam Mendes


1917