All Quiet on the Western Front


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All Quiet on the Western Front

unromanticized novel of WWI and its unsung heroes. [Ger. Lit.: All Quiet on the Western Front]

All Quiet on the Western Front

youth Paul Baumer suffers the miseries of the first World War. [Ger. Lit.: Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front]
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The Russian-born Milestone was influenced by the Soviet filmmakers--in particular, Sergei Eisenstein, who later declared that All Quiet on the Western Front was Milestone's 'graduation film'.
All Quiet on the Western Front describes German soldiers' physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many when they returned home from the Front.
All Quiet on the Western Front on Blu-ray is being released in celebration of Universal's 100th Anniversary.
All Quiet on the Western Front won the Academy Award as best picture, and Milestone won as best director.
He then moved from this All Quiet on the Western Front moment to his personal trauma, which he says will always be with him, adding that all these experiences made him a better man."
The trick, then, is to remember that it is OK to tell war stories like Saving Private Ryan only if we are also willing to tell anti-war stories like All Quiet on the Western Front or Kubrick's Paths of Glory (1957).
In the book's closing essay, he moves from All Quiet on the Western Front to Apocalypse Now, from The Grand Illusion to Schindler's List, and in another essay, he takes a close look at Alexander Kluge's 1979 film, Die Patriotin.
It is in this, the sense which Remarque brings out of a common humanity transcending narrow chauvinism, that we find the key to why All Quiet on the Western Front became such an enormous international popular success.
All Quiet on the Western Front Novel by Remarque, Erich Maria , published in 1929 as Im Westen nichts Neues.