Monday, December 03, 2018

"They Shall Not Grow Old"

Director Peter Jackson ("Lord Of The Rings") is the force behind the new documentary "They Shall Not Grow Old", using digitally-restored and frame-by-frame colorized 100-year old 'Imperial War Museum' archive footage captured during WW I, with original audio:

Jackson said the footage is "beyond anything we've ever seen before. The faces of the men just jump out at you. It's the faces, it's the people, that come to life in this film. 

"It's the human beings that were actually there, that were thrust into this extraordinary situation that defined their lives."

"We've made a movie to show the experience of what it was like to fight in this war. The human experience of being in the war. A hundred years later we have made up our own minds of what the 'First World War' was like. But I think it's going to be very surprising when you listen to the voices of the men that fought the war and were there. What they had to eat, how they slept at night, how they coped with the fear. And that combined with these incredibly sharp images... it's going to be quite a surprising film."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Peter Jackson's "They Shall Not Grow Old"...