Title: They Shall Not Grow Old
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release Date: 11/9/2018
Running Time: 99 minutes
What did you think of this film?
Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime.
Jackson and his team have used cutting edge techniques to make the images of a hundred years ago appear as if they were shot yesterday. The transformation from black and white footage to colourised footage can be seen throughout the film revealing never before seen details. Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war.
Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No
Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes
Is this stinger worth waiting around for?
For My Grandfather
Who served in the British Army from 1910 to 1919
Sgt. William Jackson, DCM
2/South Wales Borderers
(1890 – 1940)
Memoriam: and in memory of
Sgt. Sidney Ruck
Killed 8th May, 1915
2nd Lt. Thomas Walsh
NZ Tunnelling Company & NZ Rifle Brigade
Killed 4th May, 1918
Special thanks to Ray for this submission