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  • Sam Mendes's second war film. His first was Jarhead (2005).
  • Mendes's first official writing credit.
  • Filmed in one single mockup long take that takes place in real time.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong and Colin Firth all previously appeared in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).
  • Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott previously worked together on the BBC series Sherlock, playing enemies Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty respectively
  • Steven Colbert supposedly tried out for the role of Richard Madden's character
  • Tom Holland was reported to be in talks for the film in September 2018 but was never cast. George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman entered negotiations to star in the film that same month.
  • Filming began on April 1, 2019, and continued through June 2019 in Wiltshire, Hankley Common and Govan, Scotland, as well as Shepperton Studios. Concern was raised over the planned filming on Salisbury Plain by conservationists who felt the production could disturb potentially undiscovered remains in the area, requesting a survey be conducted before any construction for sets begin on the land.
  • Sections of the film were shot in and around Low Force, on the River Tees, Teesdale in June 2019. The production staff had to install signs warning walkers in the area not be alarmed by the bodies strewn around the site as they were prosthetic.
  • Richard Madden and Dean-Charles Chapman both appeared in Game Of Thrones (2011).
  • Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott previously worked together on the series "Sherlock" with Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Andrew Scott as James Moriarty.
  • Andrew Scott and George McKay previously worked together as Gethin and Joe in Pride (2014).
  • James (Tiana's Father from The Princess and the Frog (2009)) was originally supposed to be in this movie as the main antagonist.
  • Sam Mendes has directed four movies that have 2 hours. American Beauty (1999) is 122 minutes (2 hours and 2 minutes), Jarhead (2005) is 125 minutes (2 hours and 5 minutes), Skyfall (2012) is 143 minutes ( 2 hours and 23 minutes), and Spectre (2015) is 148 minutes (2 hours and 28 minutes). It remains to be seen if 1917 (2019) would be 161 minutes (2 hours and 41 minutes).
  • James (Tiana's Father from The Princess and the Frog (2009)) was originally supposed to be in this movie as the main antagonist, with Brian Tyree Henry playing the role.
  • Sam Mendes has directed four movies that have 2 hours. American Beauty (1999) is 122 minutes (2 hours and 2 minutes), Jarhead (2005) is 125 minutes (2 hours and 5 minutes), Skyfall (2012) is 143 minutes (2 hours and 23 minutes), and Spectre (2015) is 148 minutes (2 hours and 28 minutes). It remains to be seen if 1917 (2019) would be 161 minutes (2 hours and 41 minutes).
  • Skyfall (2012) has 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, making the highest score for a Sam Mendes film. It remained to be seen if 1917 (2019) will have 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • American Beauty (1999) has 93% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes, making the highest audience score for this to be Sam Mendes' film. It is unknown if 1917 (2019) will have 97% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes or not is debatable, perhaps this Sam Mendes film should be having the highest Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Sam Mendes has directed four movies that have 2 hours. American Beauty (1999) is 122 minutes (2 hours and 2 minutes), Jarhead (2005) is 125 minutes (2 hours and 5 minutes), Skyfall (2012) is 143 minutes (2 hours and 23 minutes), and Spectre (2015) is 148 minutes (2 hours and 28 minutes). It remains to be seen if 1917 (2019) would be 161 minutes (2 hours and 41 minutes). However, it has a runtime at 1 hour and 50 minutes (110 minutes), making it the second shortest film that Sam Mendes has ever directed.
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