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They Shall Not Grow Old

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Postby Clitheroekid » October 9th, 2018, 11:45 pm

This looks fantastic – Peter Jackson has done an amazing job of restoring footage from the First World War, so that it looks like it was filmed a few weeks ago - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHYRfukHToc

One night only, October 16, a date for your diary!

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Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

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Postby AJC5001 » October 10th, 2018, 12:33 am

Clitheroekid wrote:This looks fantastic – Peter Jackson has done an amazing job of restoring footage from the First World War, so that it looks like it was filmed a few weeks ago - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHYRfukHToc

One night only, October 16, a date for your diary!


Given the effort, time, skill and probably cost concerned in doing this, why on earth is it being shown on 'one night only' :?

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Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

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Postby Clitheroekid » October 10th, 2018, 12:58 am

AJC5001 wrote:Given the effort, time, skill and probably cost concerned in doing this, why on earth is it being shown on 'one night only' :?

Good question, I was wondering the same. I suppose it may be because they think there would only be a very limited audience, but I think it would have quite a wide appeal.

However, it will also be broadcast on BBC1 on 11 November, Armistice day.

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Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

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Postby Lootman » October 10th, 2018, 1:13 am

AJC5001 wrote:
Clitheroekid wrote:This looks fantastic – Peter Jackson has done an amazing job of restoring footage from the First World War, so that it looks like it was filmed a few weeks ago - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHYRfukHToc

One night only, October 16, a date for your diary!

Given the effort, time, skill and probably cost concerned in doing this, why on earth is it being shown on 'one night only' :?

They say that now but are hardly going to discard it afterwards. If it does well they will sell it overseas and/or make it available online or on DVD.

Probably just a gimmick to persuade you to watch it now by claiming the material will somehow self-destruct at midnight. Look out for it on Tesco's shelves in time for Christmas :lol:

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Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

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Postby stewamax » October 10th, 2018, 7:24 pm

"They shall not grow old"
OK - but Laurence Binyon(in For the Fallen) might care to differ. His words - and the ones intoned at Remembrance ceremonies are:

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them"

As an aside, I live in hope that C of E clergy will, for services on this day, permit the hymn O Valiant Hearts to be sung; it has long been discouraged for specious theological reasons (vide verse 5's 'Look down to bless our lesser Calvaries') as well as being too militaristic. The tune itself (The Supreme Sacrifice by Charles Harris) has been played before every national Remembrance for the last eighty years or so (and is an even better fit for the words of Abide with Me than the traditional tune Eventide!).

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Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

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Postby Howyoudoin » October 10th, 2018, 9:42 pm

Clitheroekid wrote:This looks fantastic – Peter Jackson has done an amazing job of restoring footage from the First World War, so that it looks like it was filmed a few weeks ago - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHYRfukHToc

One night only, October 16, a date for your diary!



This looks amazing, thanks for making me aware.

Suspect it will be a short lived novelty, just as it was when I replaced some of my complete Laurel & Hardy collection with the 'colorized' versions 20 years ago but even so, it's good for one watch!

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