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To be shown in selected cinemas on October 16th and later shown on BBC television.  Peter Jackson of WNW and film director is behind the restoration of film from the First World War.  The film has been restored to HD standard and colourised, and is being shown with recordings of Great War veterans from the BBC archive.  The images shown are really amazing compared with the originals, it should be a fascinating programme.  Get your tickets now!

 

https://www.theyshallnotgrowold.film/

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l find the black and white originals interesting but l seen the previews of this and find that it brings that time 100 years ago to life. You see the faces of those, many you never made it back, in the old films but this actually brings reality and realizum to it. Makes them real people again to the rest of us. Unfortunately l will not be able to see this film as l doubt it will be shown here in Canada and we do not get a lot of the  BBC programming

 

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As far as i can see things are about normal,it's being shown in Jersey but not over here so a dvd release would be nice BBC but seeing as though they've never released War Walks etc i won't hold my breath....

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Movies4Men are showing 14-18 The Noise and the Fury on Sunday at 09:10-11:00 and 19:10-21:00 if anyone hasn't seen it....It's a colour docu from France with an English narrator talking as a soldier who'd lived through it,well worth watching....

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This movie is worth seeing, mostly as a technical display -- it makes grainy photographs and jerky, old-style film look much better and therefore more understandable.

 

It is very British-centric. There are some nods to the Canadians and other Empire forces, and there is quite a bit about righty-ho-the-Jerries-are-rather-cracking-fellows-after-all. The only French people depicted are prostitutes.

 

This is a film that makes its viewers identify with ordinary soldiers. Most of the film -- presumably because the camera equipment used at the time was cumbersome and had limited capabilities -- shows camp scenes rather than combat. You therefore see lots of guys with mustaches eating from tin bowls, which is an ordinary, human thing to do, and so makes those men understandable.

 

The British Dentists' Association will not be using this film to promote the work of its members.

 

This is not a historical documentary, in that scenes of battles are not identified by place or date. It's about the words and images of ordinary British soldiers.

 

The weakest point was a sequence in which the film attempts to depict a (generic) battle using newspaper illustrations. Surely, colorized photos would have fit better into the style of the film. I paid to see the film in a Dolby theater, hoping to understand artillery bombardment terror in a new way. The filmmaker didn't explore that.

 

There are some carefully colorized images of Mark I tanks (I think at Cambrai) and some artillery pieces, but it's not hardware porn. I am aware of a scandal among tank nerds about how some of the tanks were apparently colorized incorrectly. Nothing is shown of the Eastern Front, the Middle East, aviation, or naval subjects other than cross-Channel ferries -- just ordinary Tommies living in the mud of the Western Front, and They Shall Not Grow Old is remarkable for its depiction of that.

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This has been available from Amazon in the USA for several months now, but only recently on Blu-ray and DVD that play on US players. I just ordered it and waiting for it to be delivered.

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On 10/25/2019 at 2:09 PM, JPuente54 said:

This has been available from Amazon in the USA for several months now, but only recently on Blu-ray and DVD that play on US players. I just ordered it and waiting for it to be delivered.

Joe

Well worth it... Watched the Blu-ray last month and it was very somber and quiet for awhile in the house afterwards. Its a great film that makes you think. 

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I watched this when it was first shown on TV.  I also recorded it on the Sky box and have watched it a couple of times since.  There is a scene at the beginning when soldiers are coming through a gate and forming into ranks, where I thought I saw my Great Grandfather.

 

I contacted IWM to ask them about the origin of that film from that segment, giving them the time into the programme and sending them a photograph of my Great Grandfather expecting to hear nothing for a couple of months.  Within two days they came back and told me the Regiment, date and place of the film segment.  My Great Granddad was already in France so it couldn't have been him but a fantastic response from IWM.

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The Blu-ray arrived; I tested it to check that it worked on my player. It does and the few minutes I watched show the great work that all, from the original photographers, to Mr. Jackson's team did to bring this to us. This calls for similar efforts on the French, German and Austro-Hungarian forces, Russian, Italian, and USA services and their efforts. The deserve the same respect. i watched a few minutes of the feature showing how the film was made, cleaned, etc.. It's worth watching. i can't say enough about this film.

Joe

 

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