Blake, Kofi & Rich don their poppies with a look at Sam Mendes's one-shot masterpiece about two soldiers (George MacKay and Dean Charles Chapman) tasked with delivering a message to the far end of the front - in the hopes of halting a disastrous British offensive.
We talk about the innovative filmmaking and share some fascinating background on Roger Deakins's photography and Lee Smith's editing. We discuss the importance of character - not only in the film but in our own actions. And we consider how it's possible to go from living your daily life as a student, parent or professional one day, then pivot to fighting a war the next.
Watch the extended featurette on the making of 1917.
Sam Mendes on 1917 - from NPR.org
List of veterans support groups in Canada.
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