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Did you know that some scenes in the '1917' movie featured about 500 extras dodging around actual explosions? Yes, we have seen some of the best action or the best war films doing their best to achieve the feel and look of war. However, it is not so common for films to do this, even in the modern era of film making. Also, just like with all movies, a lot of things that contributed to the film's success is the work behind the camera. As director Sam Mendes has decided to use natural lighting for most of the film, it is just normal for problems to arise. 1917's first day of shooting was even cancelled due to the unexpected weather circumstances. As the film needed to shoot some scenes under cloudy weather, a bright sunny day for a specific scene would be useless. This was the cause for the first shooting day's cancellation.
All difficulties on the set might have paid off as 1917 hit the box-office rankings hard. Within its first week of showing for 2020, it has saw a record-breaking run based on per-theater average numbers. However, director Sam Mendes seems to be no stranger to spearheading successful films. In 1999, his film debut 'American Beauty', impressed audiences an earned $860,000 in only a limited 16-theater release. Not to mention his two much-adored 007 movies also made its mark on the big screen. However, if we are talking about opening weekend grosses, Mendes has yet to overtake the $100 million-mark on opening weekend. With the cinematic brilliance that Sam Mendes has displayed on his flicks, it such feat is not impossible to achieve. His next feature film may be the one that hits harder than'1917' and his other works. Seeing that he already is an award-winning director for a Golden Globe-winning movie, we have no doubts.