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1917 is a British 2019 war film directed and produced by Sam Mendes, who co-wrote the film with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Partially inspired by stories told to Mendes by his paternal grandfather Alfred about his service during World War I, the film takes place after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich, and follows two British soldiers, Will Schofield (George MacKay) and Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), in their mission to deliver an important message to call off a doomed offensive attack. Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, and Benedict Cumberbatch also star in supporting roles.
1917 premiered in the UK on 4 December 2019 and was released theatrically in the United States on 25 December by Universal Pictures and in the United Kingdom on 10 January 2020 by Entertainment One. It was a critical and box office success, grossing $384.9 million worldwide. The film was nominated for ten awards at the 92nd Academy Awards, winning three, and received numerous other accolades.
On 6 April 1917, aerial reconnaissance has observed that the Imperial German Army, which has pulled back from a sector of the Western Front in northern France, is not in retreat but has made a strategic withdrawal to the new Hindenburg Line, where they are waiting to overwhelm the British with artillery. In the British trenches, with field telephone lines cut, two young British lance corporals, William Schofield, a veteran of the Somme, and Tom Blake, are ordered by General Erinmore to carry a message to Colonel Mackenzie of the 2nd Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, calling off a scheduled attack the next morning that would jeopardise the lives of 1,600 men, including Blake's brother Joseph, a lieutenant.
1917 was the first film to be shot with the Arri Alexa Mini LF digital cinema camera. Deakins wanted to use a camera with a large format image sensor, but thought that the original Alexa LF was too large and heavy to capture the intimate shots he wanted. Arri provided him with a prototype of the Mini LF two months before filming was set to begin, and two more cameras a week before. His lenses were Arri Signature Primes, of which he used three focal lengths: a 40 mm lens for most of the film, a wider 35 mm for scenes in the tunnels and bunkers, to emphasise feelings of claustrophobia, and a narrower 47 mm in the river, "to lose some of the background".
The film premiered on 4 December 2019 at the 2019 Royal Film Performance in London, an event held in aid of the Film & TV Charity. It was released in limited theatres in the United States on 25 December 2019, before going to wide release on 10 January 2020, shortly before the widespread lockdown of theatres internationally in response to the heightening COVID-19 pandemic. The studio spent an estimated $115 million on prints and advertisements promoting the film. The film was specially formatted for IMAX at the expanded aspect ratio of 1.9:1. 1917 was released on Digital HD on 10 March 2020 and was released by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultra HD Blu-ray on 24 March 2020.
Several critics named the film among the best of 2019, including Kate Erbland of IndieWire and Sheri Linden of The Hollywood Reporter. Writing for the Hindustan Times, Rohan Naahar stated, "I can only imagine the effect 1917 will have on audiences that aren't familiar with the techniques Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins are about to unleash upon them." In his review for NPR, Justin Chang was less positive. He agreed the film was a "mind-boggling technical achievement" but did not think it was that spectacular overall, as Mendes's style with its impression of a continuous take "can be as distracting as it is immersive".
The film was inspired by Operation Alberich, a German withdrawal to new positions on the shorter and more easily defended Hindenburg Line that took place between 9 February and 20 March 1917. However, the main and supporting characters all appear to be fictional.
An epic war thriller constructed to appear as a one-shot film, 1917 centers on Lance Corporals Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay), young British soldiers who take on a harrowing mission during World War I. Racing against time, deep into enemy territory, they must deliver a message that will save the lives of 1600 men.
Of all our valiant English, there were but thirty-four,And of the rebel Indians, there were about fourscore;And sixteen of our English did safely home return,The rest were killed and wounded, for which we all must mourn.
The early and middle chapters of Talk's book take the reader through the manufacture of instruments, the increasing popularity of keyboard music for amateurs in the early decades of the eighteenth century, and accounts of the roles music played in the lives of individual women and couples. Later chapters give male amateur and professional musicians their due. Music analysis is not the focus here, but in Chapter 5 Talk examines a trove of seven hundred music manuscripts copied and compiled for two young countesses, and he more briefly discusses other music collections for young women, mostly light Galanterien, elsewhere in the book. The volume is handsomely produced and well illustrated. A companion website gives extended quotations from many sources cited in the text.
Talle excels at sketching vignettes of encounters between individuals and giving accounts of people's pursuit of music in their homes. He crafts these with a wealth of descriptive, elegantly phrased detail. For example, as Leipzig heiress Christiane Sibylla Bose, godmother to two children of Johann Sebastian and Anna Magdalena Bach, "prepared for the arrival of her music teacher... [m]aybe she wore her pleated Contouche dress along with her matching black-and-white scarf and shoes. Surrounded by porcelain bowls... and gleaming scientific instruments, she would have run through the chorale preludes and galanterien her teacher had copied for her over the past several weeks" (p. 59). Often, Talle reconstructs people's thoughts and motives in imaginative ways, and he is to be praised for attempting this: because we rarely have descriptions of contemporaries' emotions, informed speculation is necessary. His evocation of the intimacy that arose from musical interactions is one strength of the book--interactions between pupils and teachers, or twenty-nine-year-old Leipzig professor Johann Christoph Gottsched's gifts of music to sixteen-year-old Luise Adelgunde Gottsched. Talle generally sets the scene by presenting a detailed description of, for example, a student's journey... 781b155fdc