Wartime films now seen in liv­ing colour

Bush Telegraph - - TRADES & SERVICES -

Di­rec­tor, pro­ducer and film writer Pe­ter Jack­son used orig­i­nal footage from the Im­pe­rial War Mu­seum film archive to pro­duce They Shall Not Grow Old.

He has turned orig­i­nal black and white film of the Western Front into colour and used mod­ern tech­niques to erase the tech­ni­cal lim­i­ta­tions of the archive footage.

He also used orig­i­nal au­dio from the BBC archives and the voices of war vet­er­ans. The project was then colourised. Pe­ter Jack­son’s work al­lows view­ers to see and hear the Great War vir­tu­ally as the peo­ple of the time ex­pe­ri­enced it.

■ An Armistice Day screen­ing will be held at Pahiatua’s Re­gent Cinema on Sun­day Novem­ber 11 at 4.30pm with a fur­ther screen­ing on Thurs­day Novem­ber 15 at 2pm.

Film di­rec­tor Pe­ter Jack­son has trans­formed orig­i­nal footage from World War I into colour.

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