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EXCLUSIVE FREE INTERVIEW WITH 1917 CINEMATOGRAPHER

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC

Released to worldwide acclaim '1917' is Sir Sam Mendes' story of two young British soldiers during the First World War who are ordered to deliver a message calling off an attack doomed to fail soon after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich in 1917. This message is especially important to one of the young soldiers, as his brother is taking part in the pending attack.

For the cover feature of its January 2020 issue (97), British Cinematographer magazine spoke exclusively in-depth with the movie's cinematographer, Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC, and we're offering you the chance to read the interview in full for FREE.

Deakins - who has cleaned up during awards season with Oscar, ASC, BAFTA and BSC accolades for his visuals - tells us about building the film’s dramatic journey as one continuous shot, the switching of cameras between systems during shooting takes, and lighting the spectacular scene in the bombed-out town.

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Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC gets the message across on the set of <em>1917</em>. Credit: Francois Duhamel