The town has not changed since he went off to war; however, he finds that he does "not belong here anymore, it is a foreign world. He sent a cable to Berlin newspapers, which ran as an ad, basically saying that the film was not anti-German and that it portrayed a universal war experience.
Kroner was specifically worried that the book would perpetuate German stereotypes abroad that had subsided since the First World War.
The evidence can be seen in the lingering depression that Remarque and many of his friends and acquaintances were suffering a decade later. During this time, the men are able to adequately feed themselves, unlike the near-starvation conditions in the German trenches.
Albert eventually has his leg amputated, while Paul is deemed fit for service and returned to the front. He permits them to eat the rations of the men that had been killed in action, standing up to the chef Ginger who would only allow them their allotted share. According to Tims, in pronouncing the decision the judge allegedly stated: With his next shot he kills the flamethrower, and immediately afterwards an enemy shell explodes on his position blowing off his chin.
The friction between realism and antiwar fervor found in the epigraph parallels an aesthetic tension in the novel, as Remarque tries to reconcile his hatred of the war with a need to create realistic characters who are more than mere punching bags.
Remarque often refers to the living soldiers as old and dead, emotionally drained and shaken. Kat and Kropp join him. A minute version was submitted to the British censors, which was cut to minutes  before the film premiered in London June 14, You must suffer for your brother.
When he and the other characters are trapped in a trench under heavy attack, Bertinck, who has been injured in the firefight, spots a flamethrower team advancing on them.
Like The Road Back, it sold well and was adapted into a milquetoast film, albeit it the only movie with F. While evacuating the villagers enemy civiliansPaul and Albert are taken by surprise by artillery fired at the civilian convoy and wounded by a shell.
Explaining his retention of the original book-title, he says: Death may be an adventure to the reader, sitting comfortably at home, but it is anything but that to the soldier who is actually confronted with the possibility of being blown to pieces at any moment.
The film was also banned in Italy and Austria inwith the prohibition officially raised only in the s, and in France up to Releases[ edit ] A complete cut of the film lasting minutes, silent with synchronised sound,  was first shown in Los Angeles on April 21, and premiered in New York on April 25, Paul feels that he has no aims or goals left in life and that their generation will be different and misunderstood.
A great number of German Army veterans were living in Los Angeles at the time of filming and were recruited as bit players and technical advisers.
The embittered masses are violently against the Jews. In the New York Daily NewsIrene Thirer wrote, "It smack [sic] of directional genius - nothing short of this; sensitive performances by a marvelous cast and the most remarkable camera work which has been performed on either silent or sound screen, round about the Hollywood studios.
He thinks to himself, "Ah! As for the book and film that started his career and ended his relationship with his native country, they went on to be stunning successes.
Often, a man drops to the ground just in time to avoid a shell that he did not even hear coming. We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces.
Abroad, All Quiet on the Western Front was a big hit as well, sellingcopies in both Britain and France, andin America. After he dons his mask, Paul helps a new recruit put his on. His class was "scattered over the platoons amongst Frisian fishermen, peasants, and labourers.
He instructs the boy to remove his underpants and throw them away. In addition, the massive loss of life and negligible gains from the fighting are constantly emphasized. Later, to feed the hungry men, Kat brings bread, a bag of horse flesh, a lump of fat, a pinch of salt and a pan in which to cook the food.
He and Kat agree to come back later, take the geese, and feast on them. Wikimedia Commons Ironically it was this very humanity, and relentless political agnosticism, that made Goebbels see the All Quiet on the Western Front film as a threat to the Nazi ideology. The strongest voices against Remarque came from the emerging Nazi Party and its ideological allies.
Kat is hit by shrapnel at the end of the story, leaving him with a smashed shin. This Hollywood Titan Foresaw the Horrors of Nazi Germany First serialized in in the German newspaper Vossische Zeitunghe, the book was published on January 31,and instantly became a literary juggernaut.
All Quiet on the Western Front may have been the first runaway international bestseller, but its utter lack of pro-German propaganda and honest, downbeat look at war made the book a Nazi target. Lewis Milestone made significant contributions to [the genre of] the war film. His death causes Paul to ask himself, "What use is it to him now that he was such a good mathematician in school?On the front, men are transformed from soldiers into “human animals.” The soldiers carry wire and iron rods to the front.
After they lay the wire, they try to sleep until the trucks arrive to drive them back. All Quiet on the Western Front is, as most American high school students know, the story of a company of volunteer German soldiers stationed behind the front lines in the last weeks of World War I.
All Quiet on the Western Front Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for All Quiet on the Western Front is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
If you haven't read "All Quiet on the Western Front", it certainly should merit your attention. 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/5(K).
All Quiet on the Western Front (German: Im Westen nichts Neues, lit. 'In the West Nothing New') is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I.
The book describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home. A classic anti war film, All Quiet on the Western Front is a masterwork of filmmaking. Over 80 years after its release, the film is still very effective, and ranks among the %.Download