They Shall Not Grow Old


They Shall Not Grow Old is a 2018 documentary directed by Peter Jackson. The film consists of World War I footage, audio recordings made during the conflict, and off-screen interviews of British servicemen who fought in France. Jackson enhances all this with voice acting and sound effects, and by adding color to the footage. This technique of modernizing the picture is effective in that it gives the audience a stronger sense of what these men went though upon entering the war, while fighting in the trenches and battlefields, and then after returning home to communities that didn't understand the war or what their boys and men had endured. It's remarkable that the film has the power to convey and transfer the emotions of these soldiers to those of us watching more than a hundred years after the war.

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