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.


The False Long Take


Sam Mendes