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#4447205 - 11/06/18 01:43 PM They Shall Not Grow Old gets U.S. release  
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I read about this film a few months ago in one of the online papers. The Beeb had a segment on the end of WWI in their History podcast and one of the speakers mentioned Peter Jackson's film that is being so well received by viewers and critics. Well, hopefully us folks here in the states will see the film soon

https://deadline.com/2018/10/peter-...carolyn-blackwood-blair-rich-1202491670/

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired global distribution rights to They Shall Not Grow Old, the Peter Jackson-directed World War I documentary that premiered October 16 at the London Film Festival to rave reviews. The deal was made after the film was screened for Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich; New Line president/Chief Content Officer Carolyn Blackwood; Global Marketing Chief Blair Rich; domestic distribution president Jeff Goldstein; and Tom Molter, president of international theatrical distribution.


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#4447207 - 11/06/18 01:45 PM Re: They Shall Not Grow Old gets U.S. release [Re: Patrocles]  
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I most certainly do plan on seeing this. I'll probably have to go to the movie theater alone though since I already know my wife will pass on it. smile


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#4447209 - 11/06/18 01:48 PM Re: They Shall Not Grow Old gets U.S. release [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I most certainly do plan on seeing this. I'll probably have to go to the movie theater alone though since I already know my wife will pass on it. smile


Have you seen any additional info other info on U.S. release dates? I did a quick search for dates but came up empty. I did see it is playing in IMAX in some countries so maybe here too?


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#4447211 - 11/06/18 02:03 PM Re: They Shall Not Grow Old gets U.S. release [Re: Patrocles]  
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It's to be shown here in the UK on the 11th Nov on BBC2 at 9.30 pm. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

#4447214 - 11/06/18 02:16 PM Re: They Shall Not Grow Old gets U.S. release [Re: Patrocles]  
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Originally Posted by Patrocles
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Have you seen any additional info other info on U.S. release dates? I did a quick search for dates but came up empty. I did see it is playing in IMAX in some countries so maybe here too?




I have not seen any yet but my educated guess would be that the film will have a limited release on IMAX in the US. I'll keep an eye out for any updates.


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#4447406 - 11/07/18 02:54 PM Re: They Shall Not Grow Old gets U.S. release [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
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Have you seen any additional info other info on U.S. release dates? I did a quick search for dates but came up empty. I did see it is playing in IMAX in some countries so maybe here too?




I have not seen any yet but my educated guess would be that the film will have a limited release on IMAX in the US. I'll keep an eye out for any updates.



Thanks! same here

....or we can catch a flight to get over to Chucky's home on Nov 11 (shame the fast Concorde plane is no longer flying!) for the bbc broadcast
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#4448352 - 11/12/18 10:59 PM Re: They Shall Not Grow Old gets U.S. release [Re: Patrocles]  
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Finally watched it today. My mum recorded it for me because I refuse to fund the BBC and therefore won't buy a TV licence.

It was very good if a little graphic in places. It was quite shameful how the troops were treated when they got back to Blighty.

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Originally Posted by Chucky
It was quite shameful how the troops were treated when they got back to Blighty.



As bad as US troops returning from Vietnam were?

Haven't seen the the subject movie.


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#4448360 - 11/12/18 11:27 PM Re: They Shall Not Grow Old gets U.S. release [Re: Patrocles]  
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I'm not overly familiar with how the US troops were treated, but the film intimated that the British troops were largely shunned by the public on their return. They were discriminated against when they applied for jobs and got little recognition for what they had suffered on the front.

At the beginning of the film one guy said he was attacked by women who shoved a white feather in his face when he told them he was only 17 and therefore too young to join up although boys as young as 15 were signing up by lying about their age and the army turned a blind eye towards it.

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#4448362 - 11/12/18 11:48 PM Re: They Shall Not Grow Old gets U.S. release [Re: Chucky]  
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Originally Posted by Chucky
but the film intimated that the British troops were largely shunned by the public on their return. They were discriminated against when they applied for jobs and got little recognition for what they had suffered on the front.


I really don’t understand this at all. It’s not like the UK started the war and if the public was truly weary from the war they should have focused their grievances against the politicians, not the soldiers.


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#4448438 - Yesterday at 10:16 AM Re: They Shall Not Grow Old gets U.S. release [Re: Patrocles]  
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The men came back to the promise of a "Land Fit for Heroes" which didn't materialise.
Many of them were unable to settle after what they had endured and seen. Many of them originally enlisted to escape poverty or a humdrum existence with little prospects. Many of the injured, mentally traumatised and particularly the limbless were deemed unfit to return to their previous employment and were summarily dismissed. (This was my father's situation in the next war."Due to loss of limb, you will be unable to carry out the duties expected of you" stated the dismissal letter).
Many jobs were lost to women while the men were in the Forces, who worked for less. Though most of the women (like a great aunt of mine) were expected to leave their lucrative duration employment and give up their independence and return to home-life or the few career paths open to them, despite the advancement to them in many ways and the right to vote for certain classes.

As to Panzer's comment above, people were just tired of war and it's sacrifices and privations wanted nothing to do with it. According to my Grandmother, the loss of two brothers 'missing, presumed killed' was just accepted and the family carried on with their lives hardly discussing their loss at all.
Many were mystified and couldn't cope with the personality change in their menfolk, a syndrome we now recognise as PTSD. And of course they were faced with the Influenza pandemic too, which claimed more victims than the conflict did.
All seeds of revolution, which didn't occur in Britain, unlike France, Germany and Russia.

And then 21 years later having to face belligerence again from the same nation. A prophecy of General Foch's,, which led to his dismissal which came to unfortunate fruition.


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Thank you BD-123 for that response to Panzer's question,it was far more detailed than any I could have made.

#4448443 - Yesterday at 11:32 AM Re: They Shall Not Grow Old gets U.S. release [Re: Patrocles]  
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Indeed Chucky. Thank you for that informative reply BD-123!


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