ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT ( 1930 )

#1 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:52 pm

One of my favourite anti-war films . What is your opinion of this vintage classic ?


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#2 by Vidar Olavesen , Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:57 pm

Never seen this. What do you think about the one with Borgnine? I have that version on 35mm


 
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#3 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:13 pm

I saw this once many years ago, to be honest I don't remember anything about it. I know it's one of the most notable films in cinema history.
Doesn't it finish with the spirits of lots of dead troops marching towards the camera?



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#4 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:19 pm

Your post reminded me of a story concerning an earlier film 'What Price Glory' (1926) a silent film starring Victor McLaglen and Edmund Lowe. In the film they had to talk to each other in the trenches, then a caption card would come up. They had no script, and were swearing at each other. Some woman went to see the film, who was deaf and dumb, and could lip read, and wrote to Fox Films to say it was the most disgusting film she had ever seen.



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#5 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:41 pm

Hi Robert, the film you're thinking of is Abel Gance's "J'Accuse!" or "I Accuse" 1919, it was the one with the dead soldiers rising, the end of "All Quiet" is with the young German soldier reaching out to the only thing of beauty on the battlefield, a butterfly, a shot rings out, and he dies.
One of the German lads I met at a Blackpool beano, worked for a TV company in Cologne, and was involved in putting improved sound
onto the German print.



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#6 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:47 pm

Robert
Hugh has answered your question. That's a good one about the silent film though. hahahahahaha !!!


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#7 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:48 pm

Vidar I liked the remake but still prefer the original version.


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#8 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:52 pm

Never seen that one Hugh, I remember a film with a column of German soldiers with their Picklehaub helmets marching.



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#9 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:55 pm

Agree with David, the remake was very good, especially Borgnine as the old war horse, it was a very good remake, with a twist to the
butterfly at the end. I used to have the Walton 2x400, it was a nice edit. The B/W original was a classic in every sense, the end is heart breakingly sad.



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#10 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:57 pm

This is the scene I was describing, maybe not dead, but look like spirits.
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#11 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:46 pm

The one I'm thinking of is where they look like the dead, hollow eyed etc, I have a book with a scene showing this, but which one is it?
That scene looks familiar though Robert.



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#12 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:52 pm

This one is 'All quiet on the Western Front'.



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#13 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:12 am

That's why it looked familiar, time I went to bed.



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#14 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:04 pm

Hugh you are right about the ending of I Accuse ( 1919 ). Only difference is the spirits of the soldiers are all deformed
and battle scarred. I am sure the final shots of "All Quiet On The Western Front " ( 1930 ) was influenced by this.


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