Peter Jackson brings to life WW1 footage in new film.

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by Clint_NZ, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Clint_NZ

    Clint_NZ Member

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  2. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

  3. SteveDee

    SteveDee Active Member

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  4. jimbop

    jimbop Well-Known Member

    i like the colour, skin tones brings em to life. not a fan of dubbed sound though.
  5. tmac

    tmac Senior Member Patron

    I can see why some people don't like colourised film, but I think this is quite impressive. My only minor quibble is the title: They Shall Not Grow Old. The well-known line from the Laurence Binyon poem For the Fallen is: They Shall Grow Not Old.
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  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

    I think he did a good job. Not the typical colorization effort.
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  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    to be fair at least he has had a go and raise some interest in the ones who didnt have an interest
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  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I think so too.
  9. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial

    Agreed. I saw some sample footage yesterday and it is amazing.
  10. MongoUK

    MongoUK Junior Member

    Looks very impressive.

    Sounds daft, but personally, I felt that little bit more able to connect with them after seeing clips.

    Looking forward to seeing the whole thing.
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  11. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Worth your time, even if you've already seen the above.

    I was just politely nodding through the colourisation part (I don't massively value it), but found myself generally in agreement that the side-by-side comparisons of the movement improvements were good work, and when he explained that they'd hired lip-readers to decipher what the men were saying in silent footage and then hired actors with accents to match their units I found myself thinking that this was far more valuable than just a beautification project.

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  12. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher Patron

    Wow, ok, that IS interesting!!
  13. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Off tomorrow to watch it looking forward to it.
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  14. SteveDee

    SteveDee Active Member

    What we need now is a computer wizzard to enhance the Kermode Uncut interview soundtrack, so we can hear what Peter is actually saying!
  15. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Just for information

    Review: They Shall Not Grow Old ★★★★☆

    "Hence his willingness to jump into the fairly controversial arena of "colourisation" (the process of transforming back and white footage into colour).
    He makes a reasonable point. It is not as if he is producing a colour version of a film that was intentionally made in black and white for artistic reasons. He is attempting to make a documentary that might have been made at the time if colour film had been available."


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