Good thing I'm a shoemaker, of I'd go broke just buying shoes. He was mean and cruel to them: he forced the recruits to obey ridiculous and dangerous orders, like marching in the mud and defying them when doing exercises. Sonny, if the enemy ever caught you with this, they wouldn't kill you, Nobody uses these things any more. There's a latfine down the road. They were only preparing for the war. You never answered my question, Joseph.
Despite dated moments, this highly emotive war film retains its overall power and remains a great pacifist work. You are a dreamer, Baumer. It makes its point and pulls no punches doing so, illustrating the impersonal coldness of war and the desolation in rendering an 'enemy' of someone who you'd really have no issues with on an individual basis. What this means is that large chunks of the film are the same as its predecessor, some other bits bare more than a striking resemblance but others are completely new and original. What the team behind this version have done is to return to the source material, the 1929 book by Erich Maria Remarque, and produce a new film without much, if any, regard for the previous work. What role did the mailman Himmelstoess have? The will go as one man to the Fatherland.
Officers, non-commissioned officers, enlisted men. We try not to be killed - that's all! There are lots of bits in the film where Baumer monologues. Why didn't you tell us you were coming? Gentlemen, you have all passed your examinations. All of a sudden, there is an artillery attack and several men and horses are hit. Who did they blame for this war? They do not know how the situation is at the front line.
It's a challenging period, and I have to think many people would prefer to forget about it. Their ways have sometimes seemed harsh to you, for the lessons they taught you in this camp. . You think I don't care about Franz. Come on, let's go, boys. Now, where is your platoon leader? Is God still in his heaven? I wanted to be a forester once. No, I'm just on leave.
What happened after the bombardment? At the front, the soldiers are sent to put up barbed wire. I swear to you, he died instantly. Come on, sit down and relax. Do we know the muddy field? Of course he'd spoil it for himself. What was the impact of the shelling on the new recruits? First time I heard it was in a radio interview with the composer, John Williams.
Est-ce que je me trompe, petit bon homme. Ah, not bad, not bad. The equipment looks a little aged, rifles mostly, but it doesn't detract. I have to hear it! The cinematography and accompanying music, when they first let water flow through the ditch is one of my favorite scenes ever. Not the Iron Youth, eh? The film is based on the book, written by Erich Maria Remarque, who was a soldier in the First World War. I know I will be proud of you, Baumer. The film rarely has gory sequences because the director finds other ways to imply death and still have the same emotional effect.
It's not a good habit but a man has to have vices. All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American war film based on the book of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque. This looks like the right line-up, huh? All Quiet on the Western Front would have been the start of a whole new career opening. You stick with Kat and you'll be all right. They played it, and I could visualize the action. Mother, where we are there aren't any women. What is the title of this film? You draw little sketches and write little poems.
It is my duty to your minds so you will be able to your bodies for your Kaiser, for your Fatherland, for your God. I never even thought of that. I know I will be of you, Baumer. I know that you're trying to comfort me, I want to know the. Unfortunately for me, my obsession with 'finishing' things coupled with the two and a half hour run time on this made for a wasted Wednesday night.
How were the conditions at the Western Front different from their expectations in training camp? Days, of weeks, of months, of years? Was going to post a link to Introspection Tower, and discovered that there are several versions on YouTube, varying in length from less than an hour, to over 4 hours. To be soldiers in the service of Almighty God, the Kaiser and the Fatherland. A very young Lew Ayres is the best as his story creates tension for the entire film. You will enlist, the entire class. One of us will have to make the supreme sacrifice. The motion picture, considered among the screen's most powerful indictments of the futility of war, contains many excellent sequences and set-pieces which still keep their power: the pair of boots being continually taken over as successive owners are killed; Lew Ayres talking impotently on about the brotherhood of man and the futility of killing as he watches his French enemy die beside him in a shell crater; Ayres carrying the wounded Wolheim on his back and talking cheerfully to him, ignoring he has been killed by a shell splinter; and of course, the closing scene of the hand reaching out from the trenches to seize a butterfly only to fall back slowly as an enemy's bullet falls home. I'd like to tell you to be on your guard against the women in France.