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"They Shall Not Grow Old"

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Post by ELB » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:29 pm

This seems interesting enough that I scheduled an afternoon off and grabbed two tickets for the Dec 27 showing in San Antonio. Just in time too, two of the three theaters in SA showing it were already sold out and the third was half gone.

Very limited showings, all appear to be at 1pm on Dec 27 in cities across the US. There were showings yesterday as well, but I didn't know of this until today. :waiting:



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How Peter Jackson Made WWI Footage Seem Astonishingly New

It appears the full video may be in YouTube as well, but from what I'm reading you need to see it in a theater to get its full impact.

As far as I know, you have to get tickets (in the US) from this site: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the ... t-grow-old
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Post by oljames3 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:17 pm

In Austin, all of the theaters showing this movie are posted 30.06. I'll find another way to see it.
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Post by AndyC » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:08 pm

I watched this last night - not bad at all. The color only starts about 25 mins in, though, so don't be startled.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:50 am

AndyC wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:08 pm
I watched this last night - not bad at all. The color only starts about 25 mins in, though, so don't be startled.
Did you watch it on YouTube? I tried to buy tickets last night. There’s a local theater listed in Hurst that is supposed to be showing it, but there’s no link to advance purchase tickets on the link that ELB provided ... at least not for that theater.
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No - I have friends in low places.
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Post by ELB » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:11 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:50 am
There’s a local theater listed in Hurst that is supposed to be showing it, but there’s no link to advance purchase tickets on the link that ELB provided ... at least not for that theater.
I just went to the link, and it shows three locations for Hurst Texas, and one of the location has two showings. I didn't check to see if any are sold out.

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Make sure you put "Hurst TX", or the zip code, in the search box.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:12 pm

ELB wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:11 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:50 am
There’s a local theater listed in Hurst that is supposed to be showing it, but there’s no link to advance purchase tickets on the link that ELB provided ... at least not for that theater.
I just went to the link, and it shows three locations for Hurst Texas, and one of the location has two showings. I didn't check to see if any are sold out.

https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the ... t-grow-old

Make sure you put "Hurst TX", or the zip code, in the search box.
I did do the search by zip code, but I was on an iPad, so maybe it requires a full-scale browser. I'll check on my laptop.

Edited to add: The laptop worked fine. I got 1pm reservations at the Cinemark Tinseltown in Grapevine .... in 3D, no less.
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Post by ELB » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:48 pm

Good deal! Enjoy the show!
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Post by rdcrags » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:22 pm

Just viewing the trailer: "stunningly alive and vividly transformed" are truly understated. Amazing, what they have done with those old films! The big screen must be something, indeed. We must not forget the message: hard fought freedoms. New generation: pay attention, or, as you say today, listen up!
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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:10 am

Enjoyed the afterword by Peter Jackson talking about the processes they used in production. An interesting experiment in film preservation/restoration. I hope that work is continued by some organization. Saw the early showing today, then drove over to the next town to catch "Welcome to Marwen" which was an interesting followup. I learned 1) about "cow-lateral damage" and 2) that Steve Carell is capable of far more as an actor than most of his previous roles have called for.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:43 am

My wife and I saw it yesterday afternoon. I don’t really know how to describe it except in generic terms like “Amazing” and “Stunningly Good”, but it’s not quite like entertainment, nor is it quite like education. I was transfixed, and enjoyed it temendously. I would advise anyone to see it - especially young people who have no real connection to their past. It’s been just 100 years since the end of WW1 - long for one human life, but not very long in historical terms. Imagine if someone had been able to give the Civil War the same kind of cinematic treatment in 1965, as Jackson was able to do in 2018 for WW1.

I think that, if I was left with one overriding impression after viewing this movie, it was to be reminded of just how great an evil war is ... even when it is just, necessary, and unavoidable.
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Post by LTUME1978 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:15 am

How can one see the movie now? I missed the first showing and had oral surgery yesterday (put under and groggy the rest of the day).

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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:54 am

Hopefully one of the sponsoring organizations will make it available on the net.
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Post by ELB » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:03 pm

I saw it yesterday too, well worth the trip and an outstanding documentary. Knowing how it was put together, and that the soundtrack was very nearly all actual WWI vets talking about their experiences really contributed to the impact.

My father was born in 1918, and I believe that kept my grandfather out of the war. So although it's been 100 years, it still seems within "reality" for me, not like trying to imagine the Roman empire wars or something similar. I would go watch it again in a theater if it were available.

I believe there are dvds and video streams of it available in Europe already, in the European format, but not yet in the USA. I expect they will show up soon now that the theater dates have passed.

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Post by AndyC » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:12 pm

What impressed me, apart from the colorizing of the film, was the use of lip-readers:

"Since many of the men in the film are speaking, Jackson wanted to include what they most likely were saying. Forensic lip readers provided a transcript, which was then reenacted by British actors, who, in order to get the accents right, were from the same regions as the soldiers would have been."
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