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YMMV / They Shall Not Grow Old

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  • Harsher in Hindsight: The closing song, amongst the bawdiness, includes the lyric:
    Just blow your nose and dry your tears,
    We'll all be back in a few short years.
  • Nausea Fuel: We get the privilege of seeing the effects of trench foot.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: This film creates a CGI overlay to the old footage that restores so much more than just the color. It becomes absolutely astonishing when you see just how far gone much of the film was. In some cases, it was almost totally washed out, totally black save for a few undefinable splotches of white. But then we see the process demonstrated, suddenly shapes and details begin to emerge from what appeared to be solid darkness. Within minutes, text is legible, people's faces are distinct and minute detail abounds across the scene. It's as close as one may come to a genuine Magical Computer in modern cinematography.
    • Jackson and his team also restored an extra 100 hours of footage given to them by the Imperial War Museum, so we may see more films like this in the future.


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