In 2017 audiences witnessed Christopher Nolan
’s brilliant thriller Dunkirk
, depicting the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II. At the 90th Academy Awards, it was awarded Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing, with five further nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design.
Two war movies are set to land this awards season. ROland Emmerich
’s WWII film Midway
and now the movie 1917.Sam Mendes
, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall
and American Beauty
, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.
The First World War was fought on a vast scale and raised unprecedented challenges for the leaders of the combatant nations.
The political leaders were responsible for the decision to go to war, and for deciding what war aims to pursue. The horrific casualties sustained early in the war meant that none of them could consider accepting a peace without victory.