Director Sam Mendes' technical World War I marvel, 1917, which has garnered rave reviews and a ton of Oscar buzz, immerses you in the terror of two soldiers tasked with delivering an important life-saving message. The entire film is constructed using elaborate long takes so that the story feels like it unspools in one continuous shot.We've got an exclusive storyboard-to-film comparison clip to show you, coinciding with the newly-launched IntoTheTrenches site, showing you George MacKay's Schofield and Dean-Charles Chapman's Blake in an intense predicament involving a spiraling German fighter plane. Check it out, straight from our Twitter…
Watch this exclusive 1917 storyboard clip, showing how its creators planned out one of its many intense moments.
Go to https://t.co/mgWn2HRMCR for even more behind-the-scenes 1917 content. pic.twitter.com/8Ytr8IkpdS— IGN (@IGN) January 4, 2020
Into the Trenches is a new behind-the-scenes experience for 1917 that utilizes the latest AR technology so that mobile users can "step inside" and travel through the trenches in real scale.To create a landscape that could facilitate a one-shot, the filmmakers built over one mile of trenches for 1917. These were then captured with drone photography to create detailed 3D scans for the site. The pixel-perfect HD scans were then converted for mobile download on the web. The environments you are exploring on the site are the exact ones used in the movie.Users will also discover exclusive behind-the-scenes content including storyboards and interviews with Sam Mendes, Roger Deakins, cast and crew.You can also view this clip on IGN's Instagram and Facebook.1917 was nominated for three Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture – Drama.
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