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Peter Jackson To Direct First World War Feature Documentary

The announcement has been made that Peter Jackson will be making a documentary about the First World War, which makes sense because 2018 will see the centenary of its conclusion. Some people will be excited because Jackson was the director of not just The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies but also a number of other well-known movies as well, meaning that he brings considerable expertise and experience to this latest project. However, it should be noted that some information has been released about what interested individuals can expect from the documentary, which sounds rather interesting. For example,

Peter Jackson To Direct First World War Feature Documentary
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Peter Jackson Will Direct 3D Wwi Movie Using Archival Footage

Peter Jackson Will Direct 3D Wwi Movie Using Archival Footage
The First World War proved to be a landmark in cinema history, the first time that the horrors of war could be caught on camera. Peter Jackson, best known for directing The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will be compiling and presenting this footage in a way that has never been seen before. By restoring footage from Imperial War Museums' extensive archive, Jackson will present a new and sharp perspective, as if shot last week rather than more than 100 years ago. The director speaks about his plans for this documentary in a new video unveiled from 14-18 Now, which shows some of this amazing restored footage from a century ago

Setting this original footage alongside BBC interviews with veterans recorded over the decades since the end of the war, Peter Jackson's Wwi Movie will provide a unique new perspective on the 20th century's most shocking conflict. The film will
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Peter Jackson is making a commemorative World War I documentary

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As a way of commemorating the hundred-year-end of The Great War, filmmaker Peter Jackson will dig deep into the archives of the BBC and London’s Imperial War Museum to create a feature-length documentary focusing on World War I. The yet-to-be-titled project will have a U.K.-wide release as part of the BFI London Film Festival in the Fall. In an effort to make the... Read More...
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Peter Jackson set to direct Wwi documentary

Thanks to Variety we now know that the next project that legendary Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson will be working on will be a documentary about the events of World War I.

Set to premiere at the BFILondon Film Festival in the Autumn of this year, the film will feature archival footage gained from the BBC and the Imperial War Museum in London.

“We’re making a film [that is] not the usual film you would expect on the First World War,” Jackson said. “We’re making a film that shows this incredible footage in which the faces of the men just jump out at you.“It’s the people that come to life in this film.”

Not only will this hopefully allow for people to experience important historical events in a brand new way, much like Dunkirk achieved, but the film will also serve educational purposes, with a copy
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Peter Jackson is Directing a World War I Documentary in a Way That's Never Been Done Before

Peter Jackson has a pretty awesome new and unexpected film project that he's working on. It's not a crazy epic fantasy adventure like The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit. He is directing a feature-length documentary about World War I to celebrate the centennial of the war’s end. He is going about this in a very cool way.

He has been digging around for footage from the Great War in the archives of the BBC and London's Imperial War Museum for footage and material to work with. The filmmaker is taking that old historical footage and restoring it in a way that has never been done with historical footage before.

The Imperial War Museum approached Jackson a couple of years ago to see what could be done with their archive footage and with today's filmmaking technology he will bring this old ruined grainy footage back to life in in clear and crisp HD.
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Peter Jackson making First World War documentary

Movie will premiere at the London Film Festival and then screen on BBC One and in cinemas.

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Peter Jackson is working on a documentary about the First World War.

Commissioned by Now, the UK government’s art programme for the First World War centenary, and Imperial War Museums, the film is due to get its world premiere at the London Film Festival this year before screening on BBC One on November 11, Armistice Day.

The new work has been created with original archive footage from the Imperial War Museums’ film archive and audio from the BBC archives. Each frame of the film has been hand-colourised, 3D-digitised, and restored with modern production techniques.

The film is produced by WingNut Films in New Zealand and is executive produced by Tessa Ross at House Productions. Trafalgar Releasing will coordinat a simultaneous screening of the film in cinemas around the UK to coincide with the UK premiere
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Peter Jackson Is Directing a World War I Documentary

We may be used to Peter Jackson presenting some epic high fantasy wars to the big screen, but the director will be switching his attention to Wwi for a new documentary. Jackson’s last directorial effort was The Hobbit trilogy, a three-part adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel and prequels to his own Lord of the Rings trilogy. While Jackson’s second Legendarium film project was not as well received as his Oscar-winning first, the New Zealand director is still a hot name in the filmmaking world.
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Peter Jackson Making World War I Feature Documentary

Peter Jackson Making World War I Feature Documentary
Director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) is making a documentary film about World War I that will premiere at the London Film Festival this fall and also air on the BBC.

The documentary, which doesn't have a title yet, will use original, archive footage from Britain's Imperial War Museums and audio from the BBC archives.

"The film will be broadcast on BBC One following a U.K.-wide premiere as part of the BFI London Film Festival in 2018," the filmmaker and his partners said Monday in unveiling the project. "The BBC will accompany the film with a ‘making-of’...
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Peter Jackson To Direct First World War Feature Documentary

Peter Jackson To Direct First World War Feature Documentary
The Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson is to direct a feature documentary about the First World War. The film will use exclusive archive footage from the Imperial War Museums' film archive and audio from the BBC archives. The untitled documentary will receive its premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in 2018 with Trafalgar Releasing co-ordinating a simultaneous screening of the film in cinemas around the UK. It will subsequently aired on BBC One, where it will be…
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Peter Jackson Making Documentary on World War I

Peter Jackson Making Documentary on World War I
Peter Jackson is switching his attention from epic fantasy conflicts to a real-life Great War. “The Lord of the Rings” director is making a new feature documentary about World War I to mark the centennial of the war’s end, mining the archives of the BBC and London’s Imperial War Museum for material. The as-yet-unnamed project will have a U.K.-wide release as part of the BFI London Film Festival in the fall.

The historical footage, much of which will not have been seen before, has been restored and hand-colorized. Jackson said the film will bring to life the real stories of people who lived through the 1914-18 conflict, which was billed as the “war to end all wars.”

The 2D and 3D film is part of the official program of cultural events marking the centenary of the armistice, organized under the banner “14-18 Now” and supported by British lottery funding, the Arts Council
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Stan Lee Joins the Guest List for Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, February 2nd, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday,February 4th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stan Lee , the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, announced that he will attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, February 3-4, The iconic Lee, a member of both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct interactive Q&A sessions in Saturday and Sunday.

Known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry,
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Altitude Strikes German Deal for Berlin-Bound ‘Black 47’

Ascot Elite has picked up Irish period drama “Black 47” in German-speaking markets ahead of its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. The Hugo Weaving (“Hacksaw Ridge”) and Jim Broadbent (“Iris”) picture was announced Monday as part of the Berlinale’s official selection.

Altitude is handling international sales and will have “Black 47” at the European Film Market in Berlin, while CAA represents the film for North America.

Weaving and Broadbent are joined in the picture by James Frecheville (“Animal Kingdom”), Stephen Rea (“The Honourable Woman”), Freddie Fox (“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”), and Barry Keoghan (“The Killing of a Sacred Deer”). Irish actor Moe Dunford (“Patrick’s Day”) and Sarah Greene (“The Guard”) also appear.

Set in 1847 during Ireland’s devastating potato famine, it follows an Irish soldier (Frecheville) who has been fighting for the British and abandons his post to return to his native land. Finding his family starving and brutalized,
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‘Lady Bird’ Star Saoirse Ronan to Accept Santa Barbara Award

‘Lady Bird’ Star Saoirse Ronan to Accept Santa Barbara Award
This year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 31 to February 10) will present “Lady Bird” Golden Globe Comedy winner Saoirse Ronan with its Santa Barbara Award on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Arlington Theatre.

Ronan has been delivering strong performances ever since her Oscar-nominated breakout role in Joe Wright’s “Atonement.” Since then she has earned a best Actress nomination for “Brooklyn.” She also starred in Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Joe Wright’s “Hanna,” Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones,” and Peter Weir’s “The Way Back.”

Past recipients of the award include Isabelle Huppert, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Bill Condon, and Naomi Watts.

So far this awards season the festival has already presented Judi Dench with its Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film; the festival will also give Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) its Maltin
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‘Lady Bird’ Star Saoirse Ronan to Accept Santa Barbara Award

‘Lady Bird’ Star Saoirse Ronan to Accept Santa Barbara Award
This year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 31 to February 10) will present “Lady Bird” Golden Globe Comedy winner Saoirse Ronan with its Santa Barbara Award on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Arlington Theatre.

Ronan has been delivering strong performances ever since her Oscar-nominated breakout role in Joe Wright’s “Atonement.” Since then she has earned a best Actress nomination for “Brooklyn.” She also starred in Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Joe Wright’s “Hanna,” Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones,” and Peter Weir’s “The Way Back.”

Past recipients of the award include Isabelle Huppert, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Bill Condon, and Naomi Watts.

So far this awards season the festival has already presented Judi Dench with its Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film; the festival will also give Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) its Maltin
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The Best Visual Effects Oscar Winners of the 21st Century, Ranked from Worst to Best

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The Best Visual Effects Oscar Winners of the 21st Century, Ranked from Worst to Best
When people talk about the magic of cinema, they’re usually not referring to monologues. More often than not, it’s the awe-inspiring visuals and imaginary worlds coming to life that give the phrase “movie magic” the ring of truth. None of that would be possible without visual effects, an ever-evolving field that pushes filmmakers like James Cameron and Peter Jackson further and further in their quest to create that special spark.

The films that have won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects represent the most innovative visual storytelling of the last two decades. Using motion capture technology, computer-generated imagery, miniatures and giant puppets, these films create fantasy worlds and creatures beyond our wildest imaginations.

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Here are the winners of the Oscar for Best Visual Effects of the 21st century, ranked by their visual storytelling.

17. “The Golden Compass” (2007)

While “The Golden Compass
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Mira Sorvino, Allegedly Blacklisted from Hollywood by Weinstein, Is 'Getting Offers' Again

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Mira Sorvino, Allegedly Blacklisted from Hollywood by Weinstein, Is 'Getting Offers' Again
Oscar winner Mira Sorvino says she’s working again in Hollywood after allegedly being blacklisted by Harvey Weinstein, who she claims sexually harassed her more than 20 years ago.

Speaking with reporters at the winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, on Thursday, Sorvino, 50, praised those who have publicly supported her and corroborated her story — including Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson — since coming forward with her allegations against Weinstein last fall.

“It’s very noble of them, and I appreciate that. I have to say, the general atmosphere since those allegations came out, those revelations, there seems
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Mira Sorvino: I am terribly sorry for working with Woody Allen

The Oscar-winning star of Mighty Aphrodite has penned an open letter to Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow to say she will never work with him again

Mira Sorvino has penned an open letter to Woody Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow to express regret over starring in his 1995 comedy Mighty Aphrodite.

Related: Peter Jackson: I blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino under pressure from Weinstein

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Mira Sorvino Addresses Letter Apologizing For Working With Woody Allen: ‘Sexual Politics Have No Place In Power Dynamics’

Mira Sorvino recently discovered her suspicions that Harvey Weinstein squashed her career may have been justified after director Peter Jackson alleged he was warned by the producer not to hire her and Ashley Judd (accusations that Weinstein has denied). Now, Sorvino is looking back with regret on a project from early in her career, which
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Mira Sorvino Apologizes to Dylan Farrow for Working With Woody Allen: ‘I Was a Naive Young Actress’

Mira Sorvino Apologizes to Dylan Farrow for Working With Woody Allen: ‘I Was a Naive Young Actress’
Mira Sorvino is the latest actor to come forward expressing regrets over working with Woody Allen. Sorvino won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1995 for her acclaimed turn in Allen’s comedy “Mighty Aphrodite.” The actress expressed her regrets in an emotional open letter written specifically to Dylan Farrow, Allen’s daughter who has alleged for years that the director molested her as a child.

Read More:Paul Sorvino Threatens Harvey Weinstein for Harassing and Blacklisting Daughter Mira: ‘I Will Kill the Motherf*cker’

“I confess that at the time I worked for Woody Allen I was a naive young actress,” Sorvino writes in the letter, published exclusively on The Huffington Post. “I swallowed the media’s portrayal of your abuse allegations against your father as an outgrowth of a twisted custody battle between Mia Farrow and him, and did not look further into the situation, for which I am terribly sorry.
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Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis February 2nd – 4th – Great Line-Up of Guests!

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, February 2nd, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday,February 4th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor
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