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Topic Title: Peter Jackson's "They Shall Not Grow Old" today Dec 17
Topic Summary: Running again, Jan. 21.
Created On: 12/17/2018 07:57 AM
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ww

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WW1 film footage, much of it colorized and made over to 3D with voice done via forensic lip readers and voice actors who can do regional British accents. Fathom Events

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ww

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Watched.
    Opens new windows for restoring and utilizing old film footage. Jackson's use of oral history narratives from WW1 veterans in the Imperial War Museum archives as the main narration is splendid, as is the use of those forensic lip readers and, in one case, searching the archives for what turned out to be the actual speech an officer read to his men. The film clip is famous (says Jackson in a postscript after the film) but it was always presented silently. Now, an actor's voice has been matched to the officer's pace.
    Jackson himself in that postscript points to projects he didn't do. WW1 aviation, for one.
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Playing again, Fathom Events, on Jan. 21.
 01/18/2019 05:22 AM
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 01/18/2019 07:40 AM
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Unparalleled violence and death for the time. My wife was born to older parents, her uncle lost his life in WW1 trench warfare in France, as a very young man who was drafted 45 days before the Treaty of Versailles was signed. It was devastating to the family. This is a good history lesson for everyone. This was the original 'big one', the war to end all wars. Time and forgetfulness ...

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 01/30/2019 10:33 PM
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I was in Amiens briefly this week. The town was largely destroyed by German artillery, the great cathedral was saved thanks to intervention by the Pope in March 1918 (Reims cathedral had been severely damaged by the roof burning and by lots of shell hits). Amiens was further bombed in WWII, with the cathedral again more or less spared.


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 01/31/2019 04:32 AM
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Cole

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I don't think WW1 was ever even mentioned when I was in school.

I'm going to watch this with my son.

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