The Pestle


Ep 101: “1917”

March 10, 2020

We march through Sam Mendes’ “1917” and discuss:

  • cinematography, first and last frame, creating coverage in a long take;
  • story & writing, setups and payoffs;
  • editing, tips & tricks of hiding a cut;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

The enemy? His sense of duty was no less than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is, where he came from. And if he was really evil at heart. What lies or threats led him on this long march from home. If he would not rather have stayed there in peace. War will make corpses of us all.J.R.R. Tolkien

Notes & References:
“Captain Fantastic” is streaming on Hulu
JRR Tolkien served in WWI and got trench fever, and did not serve in WWII

Short Spotlight:

“Sorry” – JTONG music video

This Week’s Recommendations:

Leave a Reply

Scroll to top