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Peter Jackson colourises World War One footage - BBC Click
- Published on Oct 14, 2018 veröffentlicht
- Click chats to Lord of the Rings director Sir Peter Jackson about his work bringing archive footage from World War One into the 21st century.
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Seeing the WWI soldiers laugh and smile is touching.
That's..incredible! I can't believe they can restore it that well! Must watch, for respect and for curiosity. I'm glad Peter Jackson is doing good in the world.
best film director ever
It's incredible work they've done restoring it. I thought some of it was taken from a movie before actually watching this vid and learning about the documentary. The colour and smoothness, clear sound, it makes it feel like you're watching something that could've happened yesterday. And this war was so cruel and violent, what these people went through needs to be told. WWII is over saturated in media.
This film was absolutely a masterpiece
It's just incredible how the old footage can be restored to such extend! It's unbelievable and surreal!
This film is amazing. Its been a work of love for Peter Jackson. To see the horrors of ww1 like this it brings it home the horrors of trench warfare on both sides. God bless all our war heroes ❤️ 🙏
Jackson is doing to old footage restoration what cameron did to deep sea exploration. i love it.
They restored it really well done. Amazing.
The noises and voice are all fake,
@Alex Cope and?
@Alex Cope no shit Sherlock
This is just magic. Thank God for modern digital film editing. Digital also doesn't degrade over time like films do. Color films however were better than VHS tapes in the long run.
With the old films now restored, colourized, and now digital done. We can ensure such moments and the faces of the soldiers in those moments endure and continue to ensure that they are never forgotten. But we still should also treasure the old films as well.
Imagine how it will be in 20 years.
When I was a kid, I thought people in the past live in black and white and god only start to colorized us back in 80's.
MS_ B facts💯😂😂
MS_ B Calvin?
So did I, lol
MS_ B BRUH
Same, only without god
This is so freaking touching. It took history and made it real. U can see the light in their eyes, the youth in their faces, and feel everything! Can u imagine how insane it would be if they did this to the holocaust videos? Wow! This needs to be shown to EVERYONE!!!
Didn't see how they were doing the restoration. Google AI was being used heavily to instantly restore images and remove artifacts from film which would take days for a human. I look forward to seeing this and hope they bring it out on Bluray. This is important work and allowing for the first time the release of historical archive footage to everyone, showing the conditions of the war. Peter Jackson was quite right when he says the veterans remember it in colour and we just look at it as a bygone era long past because of the antiquated filming technology of the time, but the colour and clarity of the restoration makes it look like it was so little time ago which indeed it was. We've evolved technologically so very fast in the last 100 years yet sadly our wisdom has not.
Man people sure smiled alot more back then even while in the middle of a war!
Well done, Peter Jackson, you have done a great service to documentary making. This shows the humanity of soldiers, its absolutely brilliant. Your life has been well spent Sir!
I saw this in theaters and it was fantastic!
Brilliant , went to see it for the premiere a few weeks back. Really good the conversion is amazing looks so clear and nice. It's really good. You can see it in 3d. Hope they bring it put on br3d
This is very impressive stuff.Can't wait to see the full film.
Peter Jackson is a legend
The worst feeling hits when you realize they are just people just like us.
Obrigado Sr Peter pan Jackson por sua boa vontade!!!
Thankyou peter Jackson for restoring the footage , especially adding color !
This looks incredible - cant wait to see it!
I really love this sort of thing, I hope there is alot more to see from all restorer's of old film. I particualy like the old footage from San Francisco, Market st 1906.
Black and white does not give it justice, bringing color to it is such a breathtaking feeling… those are people!!!! Dead but their kids are our great grand and they kids are our grands and their kids are our parents!!! .. it’s mind blowing !! Thank you!!!! It makes you reconsider and appreciate the sacrifices many made without knowing the end product/ end war.
Muy buen trabajo. Bravo!!! Very good!!! From Spain 👏👏👏👏
I always imagine old times in black and white and people always heard some static noise, or with video game graphics and everyone could hear background music and see HUDs... or everything looked like a painting. I really want to imagine old days just as they were; colorized footage, well documented live-action movies and reenactment will help.
Sorry for that, it’s a silly thing bothering me and wanted to spit it out.
I think the B & W jerky, blurry images distance us from the past and leave us feeling we are looking at some kind of alien creature. The incredible remastering of these images presents the past as humans, just like us but with worse dental plans. I think it brings History alive.
I wonder if Cameron and Sir Peter Jackson would ever work together on a film so we could enjoy both of their talents in one great film?
Geweldige film, mooi gedaan !
This is a true gift. Thank you PJ
It's a lot of work, But well worth it.
that's actually incredible
I want to watch the whole documentary.
Imagine livin in that time beeing filmed and you say to your buddy one day people will watch us in 3D
This makes it feel like WW1 happened only a few decades ago. You feel their humanity.
Amazing that it's the same guy that restored the Beatles, Get Back.
me thinking these ppl died to protect Britain and ppl seeing their besties being shot of killed and I'm imagining that was my bestie I am litterly breaking down into tears while writing this
that is truly astonishing
Funny and amazing how people actually looked shy and shocked to sees csd
75% of the people you see in the videos died a horrific death. Rip and respect to all
Crazy how a lot of the men fighting look to be about 45 years old to mid 50s
Whoever did that is a good editor
Colourising is good if well done, shockingly bad if done poorly. One rather hastily colourised clip of Germans at the end of WW2 depicted a surrendering German general with the stripes on his breeches left in the grey of the original black and white film - in fact they were red.
Anyone see Peter's first film "Bad Taste"? It was really funny. I think he was still a film student at the time.
"I'm a Derrick!,...... And Derricks don't run!". Howsit Progressing Mr/ Ms Canucks, there was no film school in NZed 35 - 40 years ago, so Pete learnt by trial n error film making, reading film mags and viewing copious moving pictures. How could you not chuckle as one of the protagonists exclaims" I'm born again! ". (twisted humour)
Peter Jackson is a hero
Someone should digitally enhance the hardy boys that series is so good
Really do hope to see this sometime
Thank you Sir Peter
Colorized war footages looks fucking great
Tell me why Peter Jackson looks like Slavoj Zizek with more life energy.
"Audio has been added in places", well yes, there's a completely new sound design which the majority of the selling factor of it.
Now they've all gone. With them a heart of a lion and the steadfast determination of a Britain bereft of the meaning of defeat.
A generation of men and women that paid the ultimate price for you and me. I fear that my birth country has lost its way. We owe it to make that not so. We owe everything.
Interesting about that 68mm film. Should give some high quality video!
I saw it in the theater. It was interesting and not what I was expecting. Peter Jackson is a loon, but I suppose that sometimes creative minds are a little off tilt of center.
I search for this just to take a glimpse of what this soldiers see by then.
The Power of Photoshop 😍
would love to see the german/austro-hungarian version
If footage exists someone needs to get on it as a companion piece.
This film is derived from the Imperial War museum collections and therefore going to have a commonwealth slant.
They shall grow not old
They shall grow not old
They shall grow not old
It' not that difficult, is it?
I know this is about British soldiers, but I want to see this also. The U.S. got into this war late in the game.
Douglas Macgregor USA have no part in this. USA was a joke in this war a big laughing stock 🤣
@Nick Have you ever served in the armed forces? If not, just stop.
Completely off topic
@Nick All I know is that Americans have definitely sustained injuries and have gotten killed, since then from WWII onwards. My mom's uncle got shell shocked so badly he had to spend the rest of his life under residential care. I have personally been on details where the soldier either died in Afghanistan, or committed suicide after Iraq because he could not readjust. You can take your comfortable armchair position where you insult my country and shove it! If it was not for America entering WWII, Europe would have fallen to the third Reich.
No if it wasn't for Russia we would have dont Glorify yourself.
I thought my mom and dad saw the world in black and white before the 90s
They should restore all ww1 and ww2 footage like this .
all? I wish that too but that would take forever
It's great they are restoring victorian films that are going to be cancelled by a Twitter mob.
Good interviewer !
pity NASA didn't look into this before they destroyed every inch of Apollo Mission footage, because "they had nothing to play it back on" which makes perfect sense because apparently they cannot go back to the Mood due to the technology used back then has also being destroyed
and my comment is about celluloid restoration, the topic of the show
I can tell Jackson didn’t help filming this piece...
The last smile
You forgot to tell us when it's going to be released and how to watch it.
this guy need to earn more then 1K dollar.
Where can i find this movie cause id watch the shit outa it
68 mm film nice!
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD -Gandolf the grey
Can't believe the only question I have is how long it took the wee girl at the tea party to realise her dug is stuffed.
bbc did this well..
Where do you see this? 3D even better.
Eles não puderam se desenvolver...boa sacada!
To think that his was more than 100 years ago. 👀
That’s so cool
my great great granda was in the war
I wish your great great grandad many thanks, for if it was not for him and many others during ww1 & 2 we would not be here today.
I solute them all.
Please, are there any b/w recordings of the Jallianwallah bhag masscre.. Worth colouring perhaps??
Its Strange to see ww1 in colour
It looks like a lot more than colorization.
que documental es para buscarlo xd
0:35 he was holding his smartphone
I think nowadays mostly we r going in the same path 107 years ago after invading 🇺🇦
Hey Peter Jackson any of the Maori Balalion...or old footage of Maori?
But where’s the women on the frontlines with a bionic arm that battlefield keep telling us about???
They've been cut out by the sexist making it. They are repressing the truth.
@Yukon Cornelius yeah, where;s that OTHER woman with the bullet deflecting wristbands and the lasso?
SJW fairytales ..
Battlefield V is set in WW2 but I know what yer getting at.
OMG. Please do yourself a favor. This film is to honor those men dying on a terrible war. And the women, they had a fundamental role in the war taking roles they never took before. Stop being such a baby and behave like a man. Women are fighting for what they consider are their rights, some are radicals (crying babies like you are) but those should be ignored and we should focus on the real discussion of the majority of them that are not radical. Anyways I am out of topic. Respect these men and stop being so childish man. Your discussion may be valid somewhere else, but not on this video.
That guy smoking at 0:02 wins all the beauty contests
in 2023 young men can't even be bothered to shave or smile while getting paid 13$/hr to drop meat patties on an automatic cooking grill. Very different times
Visit Flanders and battlefields of Passchendaele, look at graves in thousands and remember those that did not come home !
they'll be no need for that in ww3