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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.

Director:

Peter Jackson
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 10 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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Trivia

Much of the footage has never been seen, having sat in the vaults of London's Imperial War Museum for many years. 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 colourised 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." These tanks entered service in 1918, and were factory-painted brown. See more »

Quotes

Soldier: You don't look, you see. You don't hear, you listen. You taste the top of your mouth. Your nose is filled with fumes and death. But the veneer of civilization has dropped away.
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"Filmed on location on the Western Front, 1914 to 1918" 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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Country:

UK | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$17,956,913

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,866,389
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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