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The First world war in color

William Jackson fought in the First world war at the Front. He was shot and went to the long-term damage. Now, his grandson, creates a documentary about this se

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The First world war in color

William Jackson fought in the First world war at the Front. He was shot and went to the long-term damage. Now, his grandson, creates a documentary about this seminal catastrophe of the 20th century. Century ago; a work which may be described as a milestone of cinema. In "They Shall Not Grow Old" shows "Lord of the Rings"Director Peter Jackson, what were the people at that time, great Britain went to war. It's not nice – but this is precisely why the Film burns 100 years after the armistice of 1918, all the more insistently to the memory.

"They Shall Not Grow Old" (the title refers to a poem by Laurence Binyon) is first and foremost a Triumph of technology. As the soldiers are recruited, in the first twenty minutes in black-and-white. But then, as the men in the field (many of them were not even 19 years of age, as required), the images suddenly in color. The speed of the Film works, of course, there is a sound backdrop, and from the Off the soldiers to tell their experiences. For example, as in the trenches of tea is cooking, without the enemy of smoke betrays signs of giving. How to fight against rats, mud, and cold, and in spite of the horror, the Laughter not quite forgotten.

this unique time has made Jackson's new Zealand company Weta Digital, which since the "Lord of the Rings"trilogy, the most renowned special effects companies in the world. From over 600 hours of film material from the archives of the Imperial war Museum in London, has prepared a 90-minute selection by the colour and Sharpening so that you can understand the horror of war and, in particular, the cluelessness of young men.

Historical naturalness

Director Jackson consciously avoided a classification of the events. He is only a soldier (spoken by actors) tell, where the observations either come from diary entries, or by lip-readers from the original material have been deciphered. The result: a historical naturalness, created with a Maximum of artificiality.

It looks to be shot at, such as houses, horses fall down, as bodies stuck to barbed wire fences. And it seems that everything was degrees yesterday. Or, as Peter Jackson says: "I wanted to reach through the fog of time, and these men in the modern world." The Director refers to this Film as his most personal, one can understand well. He is Grandfather William Jackson dedicated to, the returned to the side of the "Lord of the Rings"author J. R. R. Tolkien fought, hurt to England, married and started a family.

"They Shall Not Grow Old" is available as a DVD Import available.

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Created: 20.12.2018, 15:02 PM

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