They Shall Not Grow Old

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I had the opportunity to see "They Shall Not Grow Old" today. So far this has been a limited run engagement across the US with showings on Dec 17 and Dec 27. From what I have heard most of these were Sold Out several days in advance. I chose the 3D version and am pleased that I did. There were no floating objects to distract the audience rather added depth of field to make for a very lifelike presentation.

The movie itself ran for 99 minutes followed by a 30 minute "How It Was Made" extra narrated by the films director Peter Jackson. It was originally conceived to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the war.

The film's content was derived from over 600 hours of audio interviews from actual WWI veterans that had been recorded over 50 years ago. They then used modern computer technology to clean up and colorize actual British War Archive footage. They had over 100 hours of film to select scenes that matched the audio storyline.

Since the cameras of the time were very large and not easy to set-up there was very little actual battle footage. This was more of the stories of preparing for battle and its aftermath.

Well done and lots of applause from the audience when it was over.

 
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I thought I had heard it was going to be released again in the February timeframe. Not sure.
 
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Blade Runner 2049 in 3D is like that too, subtle but efficient without any superficial pop up 3D stuff coming @ you.

For a documentary genre like 'They Shall Not Grow Old', I'm sure PeterJackson did a highly respectable job. It's an important film archive in man's history; it shall be remembered forever, all these young men; over one million who died in that war, British military personnel.
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"World War One was one of the deadliest conflicts in the history of the human race, in which over 16 million people died. The total number of both civilian and military casualties is estimated at around 37 million people. The war killed almost 7 million civilians and 10 million military personnel."
How Many People Died in WW1? - History
 
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