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They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

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A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

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Peter Jackson
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Through ground breaking computer restoration technology, filmmaker Peter Jackson's team creates a moving real-to-life depiction of the WWI, as never seen before in restored, vivid colorizing & retiming of the film frames, in order to honor those who fought and more accurately depict this historical moment in world history. Written by Curtis Medina

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Rated R for disturbing war images | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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They Shall Not Grow Old See more »

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$14,271,347, 14 February 2019
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

By deciding to portray the universal experience of British foot soldiers on the Western front, Peter Jackson had to ignore three other aspects of the war for which large amounts of film footage exist (including some that he restored and is included in the making-of feature that followed theatrical screenings). These were naval combat, the invention of aerial combat, and the war effort at home, where women joined the workplace, leading directly to the success of the women's suffrage movement via bills passed in 1918 and 1928. A companion documentary covering some or all these aspects and using the same techniques would be quite feasible. See more »

Goofs

Several shots of tanks appear in the film, both Mark V (Mark Five) and Mark V* (Mark Five Star). They have been coloured green. In reality, tanks of these types were painted "a neutral brown colour". See the article by the British Tank Museum which states that. "Surrendering to the inevitable, towards the end of 1916 it was ordered that the tanks should be painted in a 'neutral brown colour' all over." The staff at the Museum told me they were surprised that the filmmakers didn't consult them. See more »

Quotes

Soldier: [waving at camera] Hi, mum.
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Crazy Credits

"Filmed on location on the Western Front, 1914 to 1918" See more »

Connections

Featured in Front Row: Episode #3.3 (2018) See more »

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Bombed Last Night
Traditional Trench Song
Performed by Plan 9
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The most important documentary you'll ever see
11 November 2018 | by iainfryer1234See all my reviews

100 years on from the Great War we cannot pretend to know what life was like serving in the trenches. This incredible film brings us as close to experiencing it as we are ever going to get.

It is harrowing, it is poignant, it is funny. Above all else this film is heartbreaking. No punch is pulled, no attempt is made to hide the brutality of war or the hardship of the common soldier.

Quite simply this amazing documentary should be made compulsory viewing in all schools and for every soapbox, warmongering politician that would send our youth into hell.


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