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.
This scene is different from the book, and was inspired by an earlier scene showing a butterfly collection in Paul's home. The scene was shot during the editing phase, so the actors were no longer available and Milestone had to use his own hand as Paul's.
Noted comedian ZaSu Pitts was originally cast as Paul's mother and completed the film but preview audiences, used to seeing her in comic roles, laughed when she appeared onscreen so Milestone re-shot her scenes with Beryl Mercer before the film was released.
The preview audience remains the only one who saw Pitts in the role, although she does appear for about 30 seconds in the film's original preview trailer.
The film was shot with two cameras side by side, with one negative edited as a sound film and the other edited as an " International Sound Version " for distribution in non-English speaking areas.
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.
Around 2, extras were utilized during production. 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, A minute version was submitted to the British censors, which was cut to minutes  before the film premiered in London June 14, Some of the credit for the film's success has been ascribed to the direction of Lewis Milestone: Without diluting or denying any Steven Spielberg noted as much when he credited Milestone's work as partial inspiration for Saving Private Ryan Lewis Milestone made significant contributions to [the genre of] the war film.
Two decades later, Milestone's wishes were finally granted when the United States Library of Congress undertook an exhaustive restoration of the film, which is vastly superior in sound and picture quality to most other extant prints, but because all complete prints of the film were lost and no longer exist, the final "complete" version now available is only minutes long.
This is an international version with intertitles and synchronized music and effects track. A new restoration of the sound version was also done in Both have now been released on Blu-ray format. 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.
Due to its anti-war and perceived anti- German messages, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party banned the film from Germany in the s and early s.
During its brief run in German cinemas in the early s, Nazi brownshirts under the command of Joseph Goebbels disrupted the viewings by setting off stink bombs, throwing sneezing powder in the air and releasing white mice in the theaters, eventually escalating to attacking audience members perceived to be Jewish and forcing projectors to shut down.
They yelled out, "Judenfilm! The film was also banned in Italy and Austria inwith the prohibition officially raised only in the s, and in France up to Awards and honors[ edit ].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.
Read this as I just had read the film. A number of film reviews praised the book /5(K). All Quiet on the Western Front (2 Book Series) and millions of other books are available for instant initiativeblog.com Kindle eBook | view Audible audiobook. All Quiet on the Western Front (German: Im Westen nichts Neues, lit.
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Top Gun and A Quiet Place Sequels Dated for – Hollywood Reporter; Alec Baldwin Exits JokerDirector: Delbert Mann. The Most Loved and Hated Novel About World War I An international bestseller, Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front was banned and burned in Nazi Germany.
One of the most influential anti-war films ever made, this drama follows a group of idealistic young men as they join the German Army during World War I and are sent to the Western Front.