Q&A: Sam Mendes on making ‚1917‘ in a single lengthy spend

NEW YORK — After the juggling act of two Bond films, with their cadre of characters and armory of gadgets, Sam Mendes had something cleaner in mind for his next film. Two main characters. No backstory. Real time. And one shot. From the start, Mendes envisioned his “1917” as unfolding continuously and breathlessly. In the…