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‘1917’ and the Roger Deakins Hall of Fame (SPOILERS)

Sam Mendes’s extraordinary World War I drama has crashed the Oscars party and dominated at the box office in its first week of wide release

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Sam Mendes’s extraordinary World War I drama, designed and shot to look as if it is unfolding in one seamless take, has crashed the Oscars party and dominated at the box office in its first week of wide release. Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan to discuss the movie’s technical feats, storytelling troubles, and Academy chances next month (1:04). Then, the trio discusses the work of 1917 cinematographer Roger Deakins and selects the 10 essential films from his brilliant career—which damn sure wasn’t easy (44:00).

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