The director of 'Lord of the Rings' makes World War I footage come alive


The director restored archival combat film to pristine clarity for “They Shall Not Grow Old.” As the director of elaborate fantasy epics like the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” trilogies, Peter Jackson has become known for meticulous attention to detail.

Now he has put the same amount of care into making a documentary. With “They Shall Not Grow Old,” Jackson has applied new technology to century-old World War I footage to create a vivid, you-are-there feeling that puts real.

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