Forgotten Weapons: Ian Reviews the Movie ‘1917’


Forgotten Weapons: Ian Reviews the Movie ‘1917’

AO readers may be interested in Ian’s review of the war movie ‘1917.’ He’s the Forgotten Weapons guy, and he’s studied firearms and WWI enough to have some critical input — both good and bad — about the film. Overall, he liked it a lot.

He addresses such things as:

  • How the trenches are depicted
  • Presence or absence of barbed wire on battlefields
  • How the method of shooting the film actually makes things seem closer together than they really were
  • How the gas masks were worn (front vs. back)
  • How realistic is the movie’s plot?

He also suggests that viewers don’t pay too much attention to the cinematography, even though it’s been talked about quite a lot. To Ian, that detracts from the actual story of the film.

If you have any interest in the movie 1917, this video is worth a watch. Enjoy.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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