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Post by Helmut0815 » 06 Jan 2020 20:05



Looks promising, has anyone from here seen it yet?


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Re: 1917

Post by Ken S. » 07 Jan 2020 03:43

I'm in no hurry to watch it.

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Re: 1917

Post by von thoma » 10 Jan 2020 19:19

World War I movies don't drag crowds....remember Spielberg's 'War Horse', although personally I really like it
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Re: 1917

Post by OpanaPointer » 10 Jan 2020 19:23

Seeing this tomorrow morning.
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Re: 1917

Post by OpanaPointer » 12 Jan 2020 20:14

As a combat veteran and historian I can honestly say I was floored by this movie. It was easily believable that the things in this movie happened. Probably not to two men, but they happened, I have no doubt.
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Re: 1917

Post by Larso » 16 Jan 2020 00:05

I saw it a couple of days ago - it is stunning! The attention to detail in the sets is extraordinary. The technique of telling the story in real time makes it very compelling and tense. I strongly recommend seeing it.

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Post by Remy Spezzano » 28 Jan 2020 01:36

The film is a cinematic masterpiece and has already won some awards for Best Picture and Director.
From a military historical point of view the story although entertaining has a lot of plot holes. So one just has to go with the flow and enjoy the ride. Incredible detail building all the sets, ex. trench system, no mans land, French village, etc. Totally worth the price of admission.

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Re: 1917

Post by Helmut0815 » 01 Feb 2020 22:09

Watched it on thursday, absolutey overwhelming.
IMHO one of the best war movies ever, among the top three of my personal list.
Highly recommend. Definitively a must see.


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Re: 1917

Post by daveshoup2MD » 04 Feb 2020 06:20

Technically well done, cinematography was amazing ... plot reminded me of Gallipoli in terms of the race to cancel a doomed offensive.

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Re: 1917

Post by Rickshaw_665 » 05 Feb 2020 10:15

I saw this movie a few weeks ago. It is indeed stunning filmed. The characters are believable and the sets remarkably realistic for the most part. Fairly accurate and true to the period, although a few minor problems (the wearing of officers' rank on the sleeve, which ended officially in 1916, the lack of Lewis guns, the siting of the casualty clearing station at the end, above ground and in the open). A bit reminiscent of the Australian movie "Gallipoli", I'd give it a 8 or 9 out of ten.

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Re: 1917

Post by OpanaPointer » 05 Feb 2020 14:28

Was that an Albatross?
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Re: 1917

Post by eisenbahn9 » 08 Feb 2020 18:45

I agree the cinematography, camera point-of-view and attention to period detail are all quite compelling. However, this seemed far too thin a plot line to hang a two hour movie on and it loses steam maybe a third of the way through. My interest waned the longer it went on. Several scenes also strained credibility. One seemed straight out of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and another appeared inserted only to pad out the screenplay, a rather clunky attempt to add a token bit of "humanity" to the otherwise grim proceedings. So unfortunately this film will not make my favorites list.

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