I wish, after spending many months reading around this subject, that I could pick out some obscure classic to recommend and perhaps I will still find some, because I intend to keep reading about —18 throughout —18but I have to say that this novel, famously one of the greatest war novels, is in fact genuinely excellent and left quite an impression on me, despite my trench fatigue. Remarque has the same elements as everyone else — because pretty much everyone in this war went through the same godawful mind-numbingly exhausting terror — but he describes it all with such conviction and such clarity that I was sucker-punched by the full horror of it all over again. The story is studded with remarkable incidents that linger in the mind: They seem to be really hungry.
Excellent wrudd 12 April This was very, very good. Considering it was made for TV I thought the action and special effects were great. Richard Thomas was perfect as the boy who finds out what war is really like.
Ernest Borgnine fantastic, what a great actor. Hungry, dirty, seeing all your friends die, etc. The guy that wrote the book lived through the war but all his friends were killed.
He drifted from job to job, had trouble sleeping, etc, what they call now post-trauma, then to get the stuff out of his head he wrote it down in His life would make a great movie.
Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. Why was the video edited? To much anti war stuff, these scenes are the most edited. Second version from an excellent novel. I can say that it is the best anti-war movie released so far. Unexaggerate but impressive exposition gives many messages about the meaningless of big war and leaves permanent tracks on minds.
It deserves more than just a TV movie specially after seeing supposedly big budget anti-war movies. In addition this picture has one of the best unexpected and shocking ending in the movie history in my opinion.
I recommend All Quiet on the Western Front TV to any person who wants something special from a movie besides of just spending time.
The first war movie that ever affected me. Even at that age, when I might not fully appreciate the deprivations and horrors of war, I remember thinking that it really was pretty brutal and utterly tragic how all of these men Germans, French, British, Russians, Americans were all sent to die by the thousands.
WW1 is without a doubt the most tragic war ever fought.
It was good and featured ground breaking sound quality at a time when movies had only recently begun using sound, but I really liked this remake. It was sufficiently depressing to facilitate the theme of the "Lost Generation" or perhaps better the "Betrayed Generation" groomed for military service as soon as they graduated high school.
This movie conveys that very effectivly. There was additional footage when the it first aired in and it has always been cut short when it has subsequently been aired on TV since then, but I do recall scenes such as Baumer narrating the first time his unit encountered flamethrowers on the western front and the scene in which he and his friends tease and taunt a seemingly innocuous Mailman on their way to enlist in the German Army and that Mailman turns out to be Cpl.
It makes more sense when you later see how cruel and authoritarian Himmelstosse is when he becomes their drill instructor.
Why scenes like that are never on TV except the original broadcast and are not even on the video tape is beyond me. It shows good attention to historical detail.
In addition the gloomy skies, constant rain, mud all add to the sense of tragedy and betrayal.
His shaved head and Goatee give him a great period look. Kudos the makeup and costuming people. In my estimation it is one of the best TV-movies ever done and one of the few worthy of a theatrical release, which the movie did have in Europe.Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for All Quiet on the Western Front at heartoftexashop.com Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.
Interesting Finds Updated Daily That is not the case with this remake of one of the greatest all time war movies "All Quiet on the Western Front" which came out in the s in black and.
In the film version, “All quiet on the western front” follows the life of Paul Baumer (Richard Thomas), a young German who signs up for the military along with all . Apr 29, · All Quiet on the Western Front () was based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name.
Directed by Lewis Milestone and starring 5/5. If you haven't read "All Quiet on the Western Front", it certainly should merit your attention.
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Like me, if you've read it as a teen, it is worth revisiting as its impact with greater context and a life lived will make you appreciate this novel even more. Read this as I just had read the film.
A number of film reviews praised the book /5(K). T he year started with the industry still reeling from a very tough Nonetheless there was some good news early on, with two unexpected hits in January and February: Lim Soon-rye's handball drama Forever the Moment, which sold over 4 million tickets, and the low-profile thriller The Chaser, which thanks to strong word of mouth was well on its way to selling even more tickets.
ERICH MARIA REMARQUE was born in Germany in and drafted into the German army during World War I. His novel All Quiet on the Western Front was published in and was an instant best seller.
When the Nazis came to power, Remarque left Germany for Switzerland; he lost his German citizenship, his books were burned, and his films banned.