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120 Ratings

They Shall Not Grow Old

Directed by Peter Jackson
United Kingdom, 2018
Documentary, History, War


A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

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They Shall Not Grow Old Directed by Peter Jackson
The result is, in its way, as eerie and enthralling, albeit with a completely opposite emotional valence, as the moment in “The Wizard of Oz” when Dorothy’s world goes from black and white to color. There, it means the coming of magic; here, it means an entry to Hell.
January 14, 2019
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A landmark film, at once a technological achievement, a tour de force of cinematic history-telling, and a shot over the historiographic bow in terms of its methods.
December 27, 2018
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Jackson’s project seems to me truly phantasmagoric, in Benjamin’s terms. A ‘strange meeting’, to invoke Wilfred Owen’s unforgettable image, with archival ghosts in our digital midday.
November 09, 2018
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