Critics are already celebrating the new film drama “1917”, this is a review
How do you interpret heroism? For over a century, films have shaped our collaborative thinking about skilled people and actions and often prevent the language from reaching normal characters. Of course, courage takes courage. But that is not the same as fear absence.
Heroism does the right thing, but also something nobody else wants to do. Good luck to a certain extent, because many exploits are accidentally stopped and nobody defends the victim. “There is no band that cheers the widow,” says an official.
Based on a wartime story of Alfred, the grandfather who fought in the ditch, Mendes was physically and emotionally driven by an apparent hero who naps peacefully under a shady tree in the opening scene. How to create a new terrain
Two hours later, Mendes drives the couple into the nightmare area. It shows the First World War, which I have never seen. These paradoxes define the unique sensibility of “1917”.
It is April 6, 1917. Some of the British troops falsely believed that the Germans were not “on the ropes” and were not prepared for their surrender, but retreated from their position in northern France.
Perhaps it may be Mendes’ theatrical face that can not resist the temptation to bring the full circle of “1917” to the opening frame of the film and to the ironic point of view. The intellectually motivated decision underlines that the filmmakers differ from Spielberg and Nolan, and Mendes wants to give poetic sensitivity to the technical results we have seen.
Filmmaking is sometimes so good that “1917” is one of the most exciting movie achievements of 2019.