Ian Christie: Jak stárne film v digitální éře / Ian Christie: How Film Gets Older in the Digital Era

How to handle archival footage of our brightest and darkest past? Does the manipulation of archive film shape our collective memory? World-renowned film history popularizer Ian Christie has explored archival film throughout all his work. Here he focuses on the recent commemorative film They Shall Not Grow Old by Peter Jackson, creator of the movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings. This has been criticised for distorting footage of the First World War by adding colour and 3D. But is it manipulation, or a sincere attempt to ‘bring the past to life’. And what does it tell us about responses to traditional archive film? “The people who experienced the Great War did not live in a silent, black and white world.” – Peter Jackson