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November 8th, 2018, 23:29
Tip: a unique film on BBC Two on Sunday 11 November 9.30 pm, authentic footage coloured by Peter Jackson (The Hobbit, The Lord Of The Rings). Television premiere.

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Peter Jackson's First World War Film They Shall Not Grow Old set for television premiere on BBC Two
In a unique film commissioned by 14-18 NOW, Imperial War Museums in association with the BBC aims to bring to life the realities of the First World War for a whole new generation.
Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated First World War archive feature film They Shall Not Grow Old is to receive its broadcast premiere exclusively on BBC Two on Sunday 11 November at 9.30pm, following its World Premiere at the London Film Festival in October. The film forms part of the BBC’s commemorative coverage around the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, and Imperial War Museums, in association with the BBC, They Shall Not Grow Old has been created exclusively with original footage from Imperial War Museums’ film archive and audio from BBC archives.

They Shall Not Grow Old uses the voices of the veterans combined with original archival footage to bring to life the reality of war on the front line for a whole new generation. Footage has been colourised, converted to 3D and transformed with modern production techniques to present never before seen detail.

Created to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice, the internationally renowned director Peter Jackson (The Hobbit, The Lord Of The Rings) combined his personal fascination with the period and his Academy Award-winning directorial skills to bring the First World War to life in a way never seen before.

Peter Jackson, Director and Producer of They Shall Not Grow Old, says: "I wanted to reach through the fog of time and pull these men into the modern world, so they can regain their humanity once more - rather than be seen only as Charlie Chaplin-type figures in the vintage archive film. By using our computing power to erase the technical limitations of 100 year-old cinema, we can see and hear the Great War as they experienced it.”

Tom McDonald, BBC Commissioner, says: “It’s a great honour to broadcast Peter Jackson’s extraordinary film, which brings the realities of World War One vividly to life.”

They Shall Not Grow Old is directed by Peter Jackson, produced by Peter Jackson and Clare Olssen and edited by Jabez Olssen. Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Imperial War Museums in association with the BBC, and commissioned by Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual, for BBC television.

Produced by WingNut Films and Executive Produced by House Productions. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Special thanks to Matthew and Sian Westerman with additional support from The Taylor Family Foundation, The Moondance Foundation, Welsh Government, Scottish Government, British Council, Tim and Sarah Bunting, Jacqueline and Richard Worswick and one anonymous donor.

Complementing the broadcast premiere of They Shall Not Grow Old, a special behind-the-scenes 30-minute Peter Jackson documentary under the What Do Artists Do All Day? strand, will be broadcast on Monday November 12 at 7.30pm on BBC Four.
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More info, or tickets for selected cinemas:
https://www.theyshallnotgrowold.film

In a Dutch article I’ve read that by lip reading they learned what soldiers were saying, which is used in the film but then spoken by actors.
The director also used war veterans interviews from 1960/1970.
Peter Jackson and his staff worked for four years on this project at his own studio in New Zealand, the same studio he used for the special effects of his movies.
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November 9th, 2018, 00:22
They have been running "reviews" of this program for the last few weeks. If you see a few minutes in black-and-white and then watch the same segment in colour it becomes "real" rather than a history lesson. The soldiers are Joe Public not professionals. If I had been born in the 1890s I can see myself and my school friends amongst the soldiers. Fortunately I have not had to live through any wars requiring total mobilisation.
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November 9th, 2018, 00:31
This looks like something I'd quite enjoy watching, but I'm guessing BBC America likely won't get it until next year.
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November 9th, 2018, 00:48
Yes, I’m looking forward to it myself. Sounds very interesting and promising.

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November 9th, 2018, 13:07
We get BBC in the states but I don't think it is the same BBC the UK folks get so i doubt this will show up anytime soon.
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November 9th, 2018, 16:00
Yeah, we get BBC America, and it isn't even close to the same thing. Totally our loss.xxxx
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November 9th, 2018, 16:15
Amazingly done from what I saw in the trailer. I think the WW1 is kind of underrepresented in the media and people should know more about it. It was a turning point in both global politics and warfare. This is a great way for people unfamiliar with it to get to know more about WW1.
Another great way to learn about WW1 is The Great War YouTube channel. For those unfamiliar with the channel, it is a weekly series of ten to fifteen minute long videos, each covering a week of WW1 in much greater detail than is possible with the conventional documentary movies and series.
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November 9th, 2018, 21:58
Saw overlord today but that is ww2 and …. but it was good
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November 9th, 2018, 22:32
I'm surprised they haven't sorted out a worldwide release for this one. I could imagine them doing so shortly, while interest in the centenary is high.
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November 9th, 2018, 23:07
It would be really nice if us poor schlubs in the States could get it in the next few months
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November 11th, 2018, 02:34
I got a nasty sore throat yesterday and ended up staying awake all night, listening to BBC. There were quite a few interesting stories about India and China's role in WW1.

Looks like the States will get it in December: https://variety.com/2018/film/news/p…te-1203025072/
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I feel for you, Zloth, I had a very sore throat for about a week, it's finally been improving since Thursday. I wasn't sick or anything, not a cold or flu, but I believe I breathed in something bad, to the point when I was coughing I could feel it shredding my throat.
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November 11th, 2018, 13:49
Well someone update this thread in dec when it comes out with a date and time


Originally Posted by Zloth View Post
I got a nasty sore throat yesterday and ended up staying awake all night, listening to BBC. There were quite a few interesting stories about India and China's role in WW1.

Looks like the States will get it in December: https://variety.com/2018/film/news/p…te-1203025072/
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Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
I feel for you, Zloth, I had a very sore throat for about a week, it's finally been improving since Thursday. I wasn't sick or anything, not a cold or flu, but I believe I breathed in something bad, to the point when I was coughing I could feel it shredding my throat.
OW!! Jeez! That sounds terrible! If the tears started bleeding much, I expect that could get downright deadly!
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