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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 3 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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UK | New Zealand

Language:

English

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1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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

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1.85 : 1
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The title is a slight mis-quotation from the poem "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon, who wrote "They shall grow not old". Peter Jackson has chosen to put the words in a more logical order, in contrast to Binyon's "Yoda-like" poetic word-order. 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 »

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Soldier: [waving at camera] Hi, mum.
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"Filmed on location on the Western Front, 1914 to 1918" See more »

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

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We're Here Because We're Here
Traditional Folk Song
Performed by Supertronic
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This should be compulsory viewing
12 November 2018 | by speaks-73540See all my reviews

Everyone over the age of 13 should be made to watch this.

This is simple exceptional work at every level from Peter Jackson and his team.

It showed the pure fragility of life, and how the soldiers dealt with it, mainly with humour and machine gun boiled tea.

It's haunting yet funny, disturbing yet uplifting. It's war. And this is the closest I ever want to come to it.


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