I have to admit I absolutely loved the camera work and photography in this film, I thought it was some of the most wonderful handheld work I have ever seen and if they could give an award just for camera operation I would give it to this film. If Deakins and his team don't get an Oscar for this it will be utterly absurd. I watched The Revenant again last month, and I confess I love the picture, but there is handheld work in the film I was not so crazy about. There are also scenes where water and blood spatter onto the camera lens making it all too obvious we are watching a movie particularly at the climax of the film...this I was not crazy about at all. However, in 1917 I thought the photography was utter perfection.