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Old 08-01-2019, 06:55 PM
 
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Now this looks good, and probably gives a better sense of what WW1/trench warfare was truly like than previous movies about the topic.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcmZN0Mbl04

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1917_(2019_film)
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:09 PM
 
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Latest trailer


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqNYrYUiMfg
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:46 PM
 
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Remember, Mendez shot this entire movie as one continuous take. No retakes!
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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So has anyone seen this yet?
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Old 01-07-2020, 02:53 PM
 
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Doesn't get a wide release in the US until Friday. Not in my area presently.


I'm not sure if they released it for a limited run on Christmas and then pulled it until the 10th, or if it's now playing in select theaters or what.. But.. I do want to check this out.
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:59 PM
 
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I think I will wait until it comes to rental for this one.
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Old 01-12-2020, 06:35 AM
 
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Not for the faint of heart, but an incredible bit of film making.
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Old 01-12-2020, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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I have seen the film, here in Toronto.

A few points about the historical accuracy of the film. In reality, if a attack was going to be cancelled, that message would have been sent by a number of different ways. Telephone, telegraph, by having a RFC aircraft drop message tubes with ten foot long white streamers on them, on the reserve trench lines. Runners were only used to convey messages for short distances, between sub units. If a message needed to be sent back to a rear HQ, it would have been carried by either a man on horseback, or by a car.

In an attack, no body was running forward, because of three factors. The average man was carrying about 50 to 60 pounds of equipment on his back. The ground was NOT made up of flat , open unblemished pastures, it was a muddy quagmire of water filled deep craters from artillery shells. The men had to move at a walking pace to stay behind their rolling artillery barrage, which moved forward 400 feet, every 5 minutes. So no one was running .

In this film, everyone is way too clean. In reality the men were living in filth for two week at a time. The standard rotation was for a unit to be in the very front line for a week, then move back to the reserve trench line for another week, then move back to the rest camps, for two weeks. So they only spent one week out of four at the sharp end. The rest camps were at least 8 to 10 miles to the rear, far from the artillery guns.

The film is technically interesting, but flawed in terms of many historical factors.

Source. My Father ( yes you read that correctly ) served in the Canadian Army, from 1915 to 1919, in France. He lived to age 83, passing in 1981, I was born in 1946, and I am now 73. During my growing up years, he and I spent hours discussing his personal experiences in action, and his opinions about the way that the war was fought. I have been reading WW 1 history for about 50 years. I know a bit about it.
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:09 AM
 
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I thought it was very good. thumbs up
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:11 PM
 
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.My Father ( yes you read that correctly ) served in the Canadian Army...
I'm so sorry for what happened to that plane shot down...oh my, so many innocent Canadians.
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