‘A level of anxiety I don’t want to go through again’: Making one-shot masterpiece ‘1917’
Credit: François Duhamel/Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures
When Sam Mendes sent out the script for “1917,” his concept was firmly in place: a feature-length war film envisioned as a single shot in real time. It was bold. It was ambitious. It was maybe not taken as seriously as he hoped.