They Shall Not Grow Old - WW1 Documentary

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    They Shall Not Grow Old - WW1 Documentary

    Director Peter Jackson has dug into his wealth of film technology expertise to create a documentary on The Great War using 100 year old film footage. He enlisted film restoration experts, historians, colorization experts, and even forensic lip readers to put together a documentary using nothing but original film footage. The words spoken in the documentary are the words of those where were actually there in the war: either through audio taken from vintage interviews with WW1 veterans, or by actors over-dubbing the actual deciphered words being spoken by the soldiers in the silent film footage.

    The documentary has a two-day special engagement in select theaters on Monday, December 17th and on Thursday, December 27th.

    I definitely plan on going to see this in theaters.

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    December 17: 4:00pm (3D), 7:00pm (3D)

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    I don't know nearly enough about WWI. I'll need to potentially try and check this one out.

    Peter Jackson perks up my interest too. Thanks for posting about this CWB.

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    I would like to see this.

    I loved the series that was on one of the history channels that colorized the old films and went through with much detail the global aspects of the war. I think it was called Apocalypse.

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    Oh, wow! I'm definitely going now. Didn't know anything about it. Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    I don't know nearly enough about WWI. I'll need to potentially try and check this one out.

    Peter Jackson perks up my interest too. Thanks for posting about this CWB.
    I recommend "The World Wars" by the History Channel. It was made about 4 years ago. Covers WWI, the interwar years, and WWII by following some of the major players. Hitler, Churchill, FDR, Wilson, Stalin, Mussolini, Patton, MacArthur.

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    I’m all in. Jackson hasn’t always made the best choices, but when he really throws himself into a project, it will at least look spectacular.

    Agreed, CWB, this is one to see in the theater for sure.

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    Probably going to try and buy tickets for 12/17 tomorrow.

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    Definitely in, just bought myself a ticket.

    Thanks again for bringing this to our attention CWB. I always try to see military films in theater in a hope that they will continue making them. I am really looking forward to this one because of the uniqueness and it being about a war I am not as familiar with. I worry that my and the younger generation are going to lose touch with what our nation went through during WWI & WWII.

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    I’ve been reading about this upcoming documentary movie for a few months. From the preview footage it looks like Jackson has done a massive amount of work using the latest technology and succeeded in making an excellent film. There’s not enough out there on World War 1 and I’m really anticipating watching this.

    He corrects the old WW 1 era fast moving film speed to make it match up with modern film speed and then put color and sound to it. He uses professional lip readers to interpret what the men were saying and dubbed it into the movie.
    I think it’s going to be an enjoyable experience but also a sad one.

    Most of the film is about British soldiers as well as German. They were fighting from 1914 until the end of the war in November 1918. The United States didn’t enter until 1917 and that might be why there’s not as much footage about them.

    It’s getting great reviews and worth the price of admission, and definitely should be watched on the big screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    I don't know nearly enough about WWI. I'll need to potentially try and check this one out.

    Peter Jackson perks up my interest too. Thanks for posting about this CWB.

    You're in the same boat with most Americans. Truly sad that we more or less ignore it in our history classes, to the point where many of our memorials to the men who died in WWI are now crumbling and in disrepair.

    I don't blame you for it, it's just the nature of how we cover it. It's less cinematic and there is no one that really fits the narrative of cartoonishly evil bad guys like the Nazi's in WWII so it is harder to cover.

    Americans may like an anti-hero but we have traditionally struggled with not really having a villain when telling our stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I gotta go to work View Post
    I recommend "The World Wars" by the History Channel. It was made about 4 years ago. Covers WWI, the interwar years, and WWII by following some of the major players. Hitler, Churchill, FDR, Wilson, Stalin, Mussolini, Patton, MacArthur.

    There is also a YouTube Channel that breaks down WWI week by week called "The Great War." It is long and dense (hell I haven't finished it, I am still in 1916 on it), but it is a good thing to watch or listen to in the background.

    Martin's "The Great War," is a good book for WWI. It was our textbook for my WWI class at Bellarmine. His bibliography is a great resource for finding all sorts of details about the war.

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    I have spent a lot of time on WWI in my life and I get viscerally angry when I see people not give it the respect that it deserves. Most of that, in the US anyway, is lack of knowledge and education on the subject. It was a long drawn out war of attrition where there were no heroes and no real villains.

    There is no movie where you can watch it and not feel sorry for everyone involved in the hopelessness and horror of a modern war just coming into its own. Some of the most jarring and unnerving images of war in the 20th century are the weird juxtaposing of the old ways of war with the new while looking at the pockmarked moonscape that no-man's land became.

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