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Peter Jackson’s WWI Film ’They Shall Not Grow Old’ to Screen in Singapore on 15th December!

By Flora  /  30 Nov 2018 (Friday)

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros Picture​s)

To mark the centenary of the first world war’s end, ‘Lord of the Rings’ filmmaker Peter Jackson has created a visual masterpiece by using state-of-the-art digital technology to restore old black-and-white archive footage of the World War I veterans during their training and battles, string it into a beautiful movie.

He has turned original black and white film from the Western Front into colourised video clips, sharpened it, converted it into 3D as well as using lip-readers to help dub in what the men were actually saying. 

The film had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in October earlier this year and it’s finally coming to Singapore, at The Projector!


Original

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros Picture​s)

Restored

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros Picture​s)

Colour Graded

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros Picture​s)


THE STORY
Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime.



They Shall Not Grow Old opens on 15th December exclusively at The Projector
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