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They Shall Not Grow Old
10 out of 10
I just got back from seeing Peter Jackson's WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old at the theater and what a great job he did.
The only narration is actual WWI vets telling their story taken from interviews the BBC did in the 60's and 70's.
The restored 100 year old film stock is amazing. They make it so clear it looks like it was shot yesterday. It is colorized and they had lip readers come in to transcribe what everyone is saying and then whatever part of the country that regiment was from they had and actor from that area add the voice.
After the credits there was a 30 minute mini-documentary by Jackson on all the technical work they did and that was excellent also.
There is only one actual fighting scene as the cameras were too big to carry but there are a few tough scenes to watch of the aftermath.
I became more interested in WWI after Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast Blueprint for Armageddon and this movie brings home the horror those boys endured. The vets even mentioned some of the stories Dan Carlin mentioned that seems too horrible to be true like men falling off the planks over the mud and once you fell in you were a goner. No one could save you as you slowly sunk to your death.
I went with my cousin who's squeamish and was hesitant to go but afterward said he was glad he did. They way I look at it is yes, it is unpleasant sometimes to see stuff like that but I owe to the men who never got out of their teens to remember what they went through as I sit in a comfy theater and then grabbed Shake Shack afterwards.
I just found out this Friday (2/8/19) on Netflix's Remastered is the episode "The Two Killings of Sam Cooke".
If you are a fan of who is the greatest singer I ever heard and want to hear his story or want to find out about him for the first time check it out.
The civil rights stuff looks great but I hope there is some evidence for the more conspiracy looking parts than a bunch of "I think it just has to be..."
I'll see this Friday but going in I'm more in the camp of less than complete investigation by police with the killing of a black man by a white woman than a government hit. I always thought that the police figured "if a black man in a suit coat and no pants bursts in a room a white woman is within her rights to shoot him dead".
Michelle said:My theories have been evolving from episode to episode but I really like what Vanity Fair has put forth. So now I'm thinking maybe it was Harris James that planted the evidence at Woodard's house *and* also killed Lucy. I think he was killed not by Hays & West but by whoever he was working for, so that he couldn't talk to any authorities or reveal evidence tying the crimes back to the big bad. Still, then what is Hays & West's big 'thing' that they've kept hidden?
The way I see it Hays & West killed either the agent or the uncle. I would lean towards killing the uncle because the way they were talking about his body found in the drained quarry but could go either way.
They might have killed agent because they found out he was the one who planted evidence.
Ah, that game gives me the creeps and I can't put my finger on why.
If there was going to be a Bald Move VR game it would have to be Star Trek Bridge Commander with two club members rounding out the crew.
I had the same feeling about the interviewer;
I was also thinking about Wayne's tie, how he wears a clip on becasue he is worried about getting choked in a fight, i feel like that is a random fact, it might come back later in the series, he gets in a fight and the clip-on saves him or he chokes someone else with their tie. Random thought...
I hope not, that tie thing bugged me. My father was a cop for 40 years starting in the 60's and uniformed and plain clothes were required to wear clip-on ties so they couldn't be grabbed in a scuffle since the day he started.