‘Lord Of The Rings’ director brings World War I to life in new film
10 Oct, 2018
Peter Jackson applied modern production techniques to 600 hours of footage
Peter Jackson has discussed the process behind his much-anticipated new documentary about the First World War, titled They Shall Not Grow Old.
The director, famous for his work on the likes of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Lovely Bones, was given access to 600 hours of rare footage by the Imperial War Museums’ archives.
“Part of my fascination with the First World War is that it was a pointless war in that sense. Because it was a pointless war, it is all about the people who were in it. How did these people actually cope with this thing?
“Not one soldier on the Western Front, I guarantee you, not one soldier could sit down and really explain in political terms what was important about fighting the war, what was important about beating the Germans.”