Monday, 11 February 2019

They Shall Not Grow Old

If you're looking for a diversion from cold and snow head out to the cinema to see this film playing in Ottawa for another few days. Using First World War film from the IWM processed to take out the jerky motion introduced with hand-cranked cameras, colourized and accompanied by narration extracted from BBC interviews with veterans of the war it gives unique insight.

I saw it last week, having not been able to get in earlier, and recommend it. I also recommend staying after the movie for Peter Jackson's 30 minute explanation of the techniques developed and used to bring the events alive.

In Ottawa it's playing at the Scotiabank Ottawa Cineplex (Silver City) to Wednesday and Landmark Kanata to Thursday.

1 comment:

Gail B said...

This film is quite marvelous. We saw it on the BBC and now I understand it is available across Canada. I hope everyone has the opportunity to see it somewhere.

Jackson is now doing a similar treatment with some old Beatle outtackes, but it will not have the effect this superb film does.

Thanks again, John
Gail B