Sam Mendes’s 1917 and Philosophy

Photo by Francois Duhamel / Universal Pic
Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne,
He travels the fastest who travels alone.
--Rudyard Kipling, "The Winners"

Colin Firth’s General Erinmore recites the above quote upon revealing the hero’s quest to the film’s duo of protagonists. What feels like a bit of abstract encouragement turns out to initiate a major through-line for the film and its heroes. And in following…



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Aaron Meacham

Aaron Meacham

My name anagrams to “a man becomes.” I love movies and Kurt Vonnegut. I don’t understand how anagrams work.