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PostPeter Jackson's "They Shall Not Grow Old" (Brian Blodgett, USA, 02/12/19 3:56 am)
I went and saw They Shall Not Grow Old after reading Ed Jajko's posting on the film. I was very impressed by the film and believe it is a great representation of what the Great War must have been like, and as the producer said, not only for the British but for anyone who fought in it.
What interested me as much as the movie was the steps that the producer, Sir Peter Jackson of the Lord of the Rings fame, took to ensure authenticity of as much as he could, from the sounds, the voices, even the color of the terrain. After the main movie ends and the credits are done, Jackson spends 30 minutes discussing the work took to make the film; which was amazing to hear and see.
They use of British WWI veterans who were recorded in the 1960s or so and inserting their thoughts on the war into the movie was superb. I highly recommend it. As Jackson stated, the movie was made for everyone to gain a better understanding of what the common soldier went though, unlike others that focus on the strategic view.
JE comments: Deo (Mars?) volente, I'll see the film this afternoon.