THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
I don't normally post information about films on a standalone basis here, but I felt this one deserved a special quick post.
You know Peter Jackson from his work on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films as well as his version of King King from 2005. Through the process of making those films, especially the Lord of the Rings trilogy, a number of new technologies were born or vastly improved. From the motion capture used to bring Andy Serkis's Smeagol/Gollum character to life to the battlefield scenes with thousands of individual computer animated characters each fighting their own battle, Jackson and his team not only told their version of a classic story, but in doing so pushed the boundaries of the medium of film at the time.
Now, this film is not yet nominated for any Oscars. In fact it is not presently eligible for nomination since it has not had a commercial release in Los Angeles County in 2018, nor is one scheduled. The film ran this past week as part of the London film festival, but all accounts are that it was favorably received and did well at the limited UK box office run it had.
So what does this mean for audiences outside of the UK? Well, let's hope there is a theatrical release in other areas and that it comes to a theater near you in the coming months. Chances are, with a name like Peter Jackson attached to it, there is a good bet it will see such a release and may garner an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature for the 2019 Oscar year.
For more information about the film and to keep tabs on it for showings near you, check out the official website http://www.theyshallnotgrowold.filmwww.theyshallnotgrowold.film.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?