DB
08:32, Fri 12 Oct
I know some of you on here are fellow history geeks so thought I may aswell point out a great project taking place next week (Tuesday 16 October):

[www.iwm.org.uk]

Lord of The Rings director, Peter Jackson, has been working with the IWM and BBC to bring archive First World War footage back to 'life' in the run up to the centenary. He's turned it into a film - They Shall Not Grow Old - which is going to have, I believe, a one-off showing in UK cinemas next Tuesday. A Q&A with the director supposed to follow.

The trailer looks incredible and I'm surprised it hasn't been more widely advertised but if it's of interest, check out your local cinema and get yourself down.
The Usual Suspect
08:44, Fri 12 Oct
DB
Cheers DB
Great website giving quick and easy access to available cinemas
Going Tuesday
11:00, Fri 12 Oct
DB
Some clips were shown on BBC news at the weekend including going from B&W to colour. It looks excellent.
DES
11:11, Fri 12 Oct
brilliant, thanks for the heads up!

KRO
11:35, Fri 12 Oct
DES
Yes saw the clips in the news. B&W turned into colour. Absolutely incredible work of art. They have even included sound to clips originally without, using authentic cannon fire, lip syncing and opinions of soldiers who served.
"People are so complex you should know by now"
14:01, Fri 12 Oct
DB
Thanks for the heads up. That looks amazing.
DB
18:05, Fri 12 Oct
grandadandthekids
Yes saw the clips in the news. B&W turned into colour. Absolutely incredible work of art. They have even included sound to clips originally without, using authentic cannon fire, lip syncing and opinions of soldiers who served.

Yep the lip syncing is amazing. I think I'm right in saying that the lady who specialises in deciphering their speech is deaf and so has a heightened awareness for lip reading. There's a clip of her at work on the project knocking around on YouTube.
The Usual Suspect
21:50, Fri 12 Oct
DB
Will be shown on Armistice Day on BBC, and also rolled out in cinemas until then.

Tuesday is just the premier and Q&A.

We will remember them.
22:31, Fri 12 Oct
DB
Saw that with the Mrs the othe day, she said it looks fake. Reminded me of the scene in Diner where the old guy says I want a 21 inch, Ferguson, cabinet style.......Black and white......I saw Bonanza in colour....the Ponderosa looked fake
DB
23:01, Fri 12 Oct
Never mind FB, you can't please them all.
The Usual Suspect
DB
19:59, Tue 16 Oct
DB
Incredible. Great work by Peter Jackson, very well put together together.
The Usual Suspect
22:28, Tue 16 Oct
DB
really enjoyed that tonight. Brilliant piece of work by Peter Jackson. Brought all those brave boys back to life. Our local cinema was packed out.
22:42, Tue 16 Oct
DB
Enjoyed it. The mutual respect that both sides had for each other.

Hate didn’t even enter in their minds it seemed.
Very clever and did bring them back to life.

Stayed on for the Q&A with Peter Jackson.
As a thank you for access to the Imperial
War Museum archives, they made good approx 100hrs worth of footage for free.

Hopefully this will encourage the rest of the world to do the same from various points of view.

The French version should be easy as you will only see their backs and the Italian version will struggle to find material of length.
"People are so complex you should know by now"
23:39, Tue 16 Oct
The French lost half a million more dead from a smaller population than us. Italy had a higher percentage of deaths than we did. It was all awful for all countries.
05:15, Wed 17 Oct
newblue
The French lost half a million more dead from a smaller population than us. Italy had a higher percentage of deaths than we did. It was all awful for all countries.

Blimey.

If there was going to be one negative post about Britain on this thread... 😉
Because of Theresa May's sheer incompetence I've had to change my sig.