“Peter Jackson [has] combined cutting-edge special effects with impeccable curatorial instincts to bring the First World War to life in a way that outmatches and outclasses even the best efforts of movie fiction (from All Quiet on the Western Front in 1930 to last year’s Journey’s End). Gifted with more than 600 hours of archive footage from Imperial War Museums, Jackson has sculpted a fly-on-the-wall documentary (a Great War reality show, if you like) that is, at times, intensely moving just as it is relentlessly eerie.” — from Kevin Maher’s Times review, posted on 10.16.
They Shall Not Grow Old opens commercially in the U.K. today (10.16). Doc will also be distributed to all of Britain’s secondary schools after release. Surely someone on this side of the pond is trying to secure distribution rights.