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1917 Review: Sam Mendes Film Takes the Breath Away

As a war film, 1917 doesn’t have much in the way of new ideas to offer — and maybe there aren’t any for the genre now — but it’s so elegantly crafted it takes the breath away. The story is simple: a pair of infantrymen have been given a message to deliver across nine treacherous …

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Casting the Two Main 1917 Soldiers in Sam Mendes’ World War I Epic

Another important aspect of Sam Mendes’ 1917 besides the amazing camerawork to make it all a single shot is the two soldiers that the story follows. The two 1917 soldiers include Schofield, played by George MacKay, and Blake, played by Dean-Charles Chapman. MacKay is the better known of the two actors, having co-starred with Viggo Mortensen …

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