Published on: 10 January 2020 in Events
1917 Q&A with Sam Mendes and Alfonso Cuarón: live-tweets
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For our first screening of 2020 we treated members to a very special screening of 1917, followed by a Q&A with director Sam Mendes. And as if that wasn’t enough, we also brought Alfonso Cuarón in to moderate.
Sam and Alfonso discussed the amount of preparation that was required for such long takes, the continued relevance of the First World War, and why you shouldn’t be sat there wondering where the cuts are.
Relive the event by reading our live-tweets below.
He was looking for a different way to tell the story of this conflict. His way in was finding this event where there were two very different possibilities of whether or not the enemy was still opposite, and neither the characters or the audience knows which one is true #DUK1917— Directors UK (@Directors_UK) January 9, 2020
The hardest part was the first scene, where the main character reads a letter. It was hard to give the actor and himself permission to actually read it - not skim it to speed up the scene, but to actually take as much time as is necessary to read the letter #DUK1917— Directors UK (@Directors_UK) January 9, 2020
Our members certainly enjoyed such a fascinating discussion between two great filmmakers:
A rare privilege to spend this evening in the company of Sam Mendes and Alfonso Cuarón as they generously and gleefully discussed Sam's gripping and astounding new film @1917, on release from tomorrow.— Mike Rymer (@Mike_Rymer) January 9, 2020
Thanks @directors_uk 🤗 #DUK1917 @1917FilmUK pic.twitter.com/nj6K1EKBR4
Wow. #1917Film was captivating, visceral, immersive. Great achievement from #SamMendes and his massive cast and crew. And one of the best Q&As I’ve ever seen hosted by @alfonsocuaron Big thanks to @Directors_UK and @entonegroup pic.twitter.com/S6zfcuhLft— L_e_x_i_c_o_n (@Lexiconartist83) January 10, 2020