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Sam Mendes’ 1917 Will Resemble One Shot in Real Time

Sam Mendes dives into the trenches for his next film, 1917, promising to do for First World War movies what Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk did for WW2.

Mendes has set himself an extra challenge by filming 1917 to resemble one continuous shot, taking place across real time on the Western Front.

Striving for authenticity, the Skyfall director wants to put the audience alongside his characters “…every step of the journey, breathing every breath with these men”.

Telling a Gallipoli style story of two soldiers who must race across enemy territory to stop a deadly attack, 1917 stars Captain Fantastic’s George Mackay and Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman as the men charged with the mission.  

Of course, digital stitching will tie different shots into one seamless ...

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Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith - quad posterDirector: Dexter Fletcher

Cast: Jane Horrocks, Peter Mullan, George Mackay, Kevin Guthrie, Antonia Thomas, Freya Mavor

Cert: PG

Running Time: 100 mins

Year: 2013

The lowdown: Sweet-spirited, upbeat adaptation of The Proclaimer’s sell-out musical. Unfairly dubbed ‘MacMamma Mia’, Dexter Fletcher’s directorial follow-up to Wild Bill effectively utilises its source material. Friends Davy (MacKay) and Ally (Guthrie) return home from a disastrous call of duty in Afghanistan for the 25th wedding anniversary of Davy’s parents Rab (Mullan) and Jean (Horrocks) where past secrets and present doubts threaten to derail the celebrations. Silence your cynical side and journey north for a beery, teary, toe-tapping tale of home, heart and Hibernian FC.

Sunshine on Leith - MacKay, soldierSunshine on Leith - MacKay, Guthrie, Thomas, Mavor

The full verdict: If your knowledge of t...

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