Wartime films now seen in living colour
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.