The evidence can be seen in the lingering depression that Remarque and many of his friends and acquaintances were suffering a decade later. All Quiet on the Western Front (TV Movie 1979) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. It's all rot that they put in the war-news about the good humour of the troops, how they are arranging dances almost before they are out of the front-line. In October 1918, Paul is finally killed on a remarkably peaceful day. While in the hospital, someone steals Kemmerich's watch that he intended to give to his mother, causing him great distress and prompting him to ask about his watch every time his friends visit him in the hospital. Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. A big eater with a grudge against the former postman-turned corporal Himmelstoß (thanks to his strict "disciplinary actions"), he manages to forgive Himmelstoß later in the book. His death causes Paul to ask himself, "What use is it to him now that he was such a good mathematician in school?"[5]. I refer to it as a ‘book’ because to call it a novel suggests something less horrific in terms of subject matter than what we find in All Quiet on the Western Front. However, he is killed before he can be rescued. "All Quiet on the Western Front" is a song by Elton John with lyrics by Bernie Taupin. It also received two further nominations: Best Cinematography, for Arthur Edeson, and Best Writing Achievement for Abbott, Anderson, and Andrews. He very reluctantly joins the ranks of his former students, only to be drilled and taunted by Mittelstädt, one of the students he had earlier persuaded to enlist. 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. The book and its sequel, The Road Back (1930), were among the books banned and burned in Nazi Germany. The next day, when he is seen walking blindly around no man's land, it is discovered that he was only unconscious. Both he and Bäumer end up spending time in a Catholic hospital together, Bäumer suffering from shrapnel wounds to the leg and arm. [21], This article is about the 1929 novel. Behm was the only student that was not quickly influenced by Kantorek's patriotism to join the war, but eventually, due to pressure from friends and Kantorek, he joins the war. One night, Bäumer along with a group of other soldiers are holed up in a factory with neither rations nor comfortable bedding. 'Nothing New in the West') is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I. The shrapnel tears open Leer's hip, causing him to bleed to death quickly. It's hard to pick a favorite scene, but the finale, as Ayres stretches from his trench to catch a butterfly, is one of the most devastating sequences of the decade. Three pages of movie questions (21 in all), presented in order of the film, for the 1979 classic: All Quiet on the Western Front. Paul uses a combination of bartering and manipulation to stay by Albert's side. Although publishers had worried that interest in World War I had waned more than 10 years after the armistice, Remarque's realistic depiction of trench warfare from the perspective of young soldiers struck a chord with the war's survivors—soldiers and civilians alike—and provoked strong reactions, both positive and negative, around the world. French attack on German trenches From the movie "All Quiet on the Wester Front" (1930)I do not own any material in this video. He is very popular with women; when he and his comrades meet three French women, he is the first to seduce one of them. Even while under enemy fire, he "mutters propositions in physics". All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque that was first published in 1929. Directed by Delbert Mann. It is the death of Kat that eventually makes Paul careless about living. The film won Oscars for Best Picture and for Milestone's direction -- and trivia buffs should note that the actors were coached by future luminary George Cukor, while Ayres became a conscientious objector in World War II. He is devastated and later confesses to Kat and Albert, who try to comfort him and reassure him that it is only part of the war. The Road Back (1937) followed, and the film was remade for television in 1979.CREDITS:TM \u0026 © Universal (1930)Cast: Lew AyresDirector: Lewis MilestoneProducer: Carl Laemmle Jr.Screenwriters: Erich Maria Remarque, Maxwell Anderson, George Abbott, Del Andrews, C. Gardner Sullivan, Walter Anthony, Lewis MilestoneWHO ARE WE?The MOVIECLIPS channel is the largest collection of licensed movie clips on the web. We are fleeing from ourselves, from our life. The night before he is to return from leave, he stays up with her, exchanging small expressions of love and concern for each other. In 2010, Hachette Audio UK published an audiobook adaptation of the novel, narrated by Tom Lawrence. [citation needed] The enormous popularity the work received was a point of contention for some literary critics, who scoffed at the fact that such a simple work could be so earth-shattering. The movement against it was in no sense a popular movement – it was organised and led by … 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 1930s in black and white. Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. [citation needed] Much of this literary criticism came from Salomo Friedlaender, who wrote a book Hat Erich Maria Remarque wirklich gelebt? All Quiet on the Western Front movie clips: THE MOVIE:'t miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: DESCRIPTION:The soldiers of Second Company await the attack from the French on the front.FILM DESCRIPTION:One of the most powerful anti-war statements ever put on film, this gut-wrenching story concerns a group of friends who join the Army during World War I and are assigned to the Western Front, where their fiery patriotism is quickly turned to horror and misery by the harsh realities of combat. The Charge - All Quiet on the Western Front (2 ... - YouTube It was released in book form the following year to smashing success, selling one and a half million copies that same year. A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. The film All Quiet on the Western Front has been forbidden. Directed by Lewis Milestone. During combat, he is injured in his back, fatally (Chapter 6)—the resulting wound is large enough for Paul to see Haie's breathing lung when Himmelstoß (Himmelstoss) carries him to safety. Elton John's album Jump Up! Behaving "in a way that cost [him] nothing," Kantorek is a strong supporter of the war and encourages Bäumer and other students in his class to join the war effort. [9] Remarque makes a point in the opening statement that the novel does not advocate any political position, but is merely an attempt to describe the experiences of the soldier. Paul later finds the watch and hands it over to Kemmerich's mother, only to lie and say Franz died instantly and painlessly when questioned. He also has a "Special Permit," certifying him as sporadically not responsible for his actions due to a head wound, though he is clearly quite sane and exploiting his permit so he can stay in the hospital and away from the war as long as possible. Paul's visiting his home highlights the cost of the war on his psyche. (1982) features the song "All Quiet on the Western Front" (written by Elton and Bernie Taupin). In the end, he concludes that he "ought never to have come [home] on leave.". For the architect, see, Chapter Ten of All Quiet on the Western Front. "Let the months and the years come, they can take nothing from me, they can take nothing more. [13], In 2016, it was mentioned that Roger Donaldson would direct a remake starring Travis Fimmel as Katczinsky. Bäumer describes Kat as possessing a sixth sense. He is blinded in no man's land and believed to be dead by his friends. [8][9] Max Joseph Wolff [de] wrote a parody titled Vor Troja nichts Neues (All quiet before the gates of Troy) under the pseudonym Emil Marius Requark.[12]. Paul's corpse displays a calm expression on its face, "as though almost glad the end had come.". While the older men have already had a life of professional and personal experience before the war, Bäumer and the men of his age have had little life experience or time for personal growth. His men have a great respect for him, and Bertinck has great respect for his men. How can it be that I must part from you? In despair, Paul watches as his friends fall one by one. They must guard a supply depot in a village that was evacuated due to being shelled too heavily. Leer is an intelligent soldier in Bäumer's company, and one of his classmates. Haie is described as being tall and strong, and a peat-digger by profession. With his next shot he kills the flamethrower, and immediately afterwards an enemy shell explodes on his position blowing off his chin. 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There they meet Stanislaus Katczinsky, an older soldier, nicknamed Kat, who becomes Paul's mentor. In chapter 11, Leer is hit by a shell fragment, which also hits Bertinck. In an example of tragic irony, Behm was the only one who did not want to enter the war. The book tells the story of Paul Bäumer, who belongs to a group of German soldiers on the Western Front during World War I. by Kurt Tucholsky. Bertinck is genuinely despondent when he learns that few of his men had survived an engagement. He says, "It is of the vilest baseness to use horses in the war," when the group hears several wounded horses writhe and scream for a long time before dying during a bombardment. For other uses, see, "Tjaden" redirects here. All Quiet on the Western Front (German: Im Westen nichts Neues, lit. Remarque's harshest critics, in turn, were his countrymen, many of whom felt the book denigrated the German war effort, and that Remarque had exaggerated the horrors of war to further his pacifist agenda. It was also released as a single in the UK without charting. Detering is a farmer who constantly longs to return to his wife and farm. However, Bäumer and his comrades have a chance to get back at Himmelstoss because of his punishments, mercilessly whipping him on the night before they board trains to go to the front. 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." In 1930, an American film of the novel was made, directed by Lewis Milestone; with a screenplay by Maxwell Anderson, George Abbott, Del Andrews, C. Gardner Sullivan; and with uncredited work by Walter Anthony and Milestone. In 1930, the book was adapted as an Academy-Award-winning film of the same name, directed by Lewis Milestone. Albert eventually has his leg amputated, while Paul is deemed fit for service and returned to the front. The battles fought here have no names and seem to have little overall significance, except for the impending possibility of injury or death for Bäumer and his comrades. Though Kropp initially plans to commit suicide if he requires an amputation, the book suggests he postponed suicide because of the strength of military camaraderie and a lack of a revolver. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque Brian Murdoch, the translator, has given us in his Afterword an excellent starting point for discussing this book. "We are not youth any longer. With Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy. Bäumer arrives at the Western Front with his friends and schoolmates (Leer, Müller, Kropp and a number of other characters). Kropp and Bäumer part ways when Bäumer is recalled to his regiment after recovering. 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 from the front. This remake was made in the mid to late 1970s and features such stars as Richard Thomas (John Boy Walton) and Ernest Borgnine (McHale's Navy). Katczinsky, a recalled reserve militiaman, was a cobbler (shoemaker) in civilian life; he is older than Paul Bäumer and his comrades, about 40 years old, and serves as their leadership figure. "Did Mynona really live?" Quotes about Sacrifice from All Quiet on the Western Front - learn where to find the quote in the book and how the quotes relate to Sacrifice! Only pitifully small pieces of land are gained, about the size of a football field, which are often lost again later. Bäumer describes Leer's ability to attract women by saying "Leer is an old hand at the game". Watch and learn about the characters, plot, and chapters of All Quiet on the Western Front. We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces.". A classic anti war film, All Quiet on the Western Front is a masterwork of filmmaking. Made by movie fans, for movie fans.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MOVIE CHANNELS:MOVIECLIPS: \u0026 Film Festivals: Central: Trailers: Trailers: News: Games: FrontRunners: US UP:Facebook: [14] On February 14, 2020, Edward Berger replaced Donaldson as director and Daniel Brühl is starring without Fimmel[15], In 1979, the film was remade for CBS television by Delbert Mann, starring Richard Thomas of The Waltons as Paul Bäumer and Ernest Borgnine as Kat. He is found by military police and court-martialed, and is never heard from again. While evacuating the villagers (enemy civilians), Paul and Albert are taken by surprise by artillery fired at the civilian convoy and wounded by a shell. A young boy of only 19 years. All Quiet on the Western Front (German: Im Westen nichts Neues, lit. One of Bäumer's non-schoolmate friends. He is the first of Paul's friends to die. An old schoolmaster lectures him about strategy and advancing to Paris while insisting that Paul and his friends know only their "own little sector" of the war but nothing of the big picture. The English translation by Arthur Wesley Wheen gives the title as All Quiet on the Western Front. In addition, the men enjoy themselves while living off the spoils from the village and officers' luxuries from the supply depot (such as fine cigars). The song is a rendition of the novel's story ("It's gone all quiet on the Western Front / Male Angels sigh / ghosts in a flooded trench / As Germany dies"). It was adapted again in 1979 by Delbert Mann, this time as a television film starring Richard Thomas and Ernest Borgnine. All Quiet on the Western Front was first adapted as a feature film immediately after its publication, and went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture and … Kat is also well known for his ability to scavenge nearly any item needed, especially food. Paul later figures that the training taught by Himmelstoss made them "hard, suspicious, pitiless, and tough" but most importantly it taught them comradeship. One of the major themes of the novel is the difficulty of soldiers to revert to civilian life after having experienced extreme combat situations. Brian Murdoch's 1993 translation rendered the phrase as "there was nothing new to report on the Western Front" within the narrative. Remarque often refers to the living soldiers as old and dead, emotionally drained and shaken. He also represents a literary model highlighting the differences between the younger and older soldiers. Himmelstoss later joins them at the front, revealing himself as a coward who shirks his duties for fear of getting hurt or killed, and pretends to be wounded because of a scratch on his face. Before the war, Tjaden was a locksmith. Mother, Mother! Kropp is wounded towards the end of the novel and undergoes a leg amputation. In anticipation of Kemmerich's imminent death, Müller was eager to get his boots. Müller is 19 and one of Bäumer's classmates, when he also joins the German army as a volunteer to go to the war. [18], In 2000, Recorded Books released an audiobook of the text, read by Frank Muller.[19]. Indeed, the only person he remains connected to is his dying mother, with whom he shares a tender, yet restrained relationship. Ultimately, it is a story of humanity across nations. Franz Kemmerich had enlisted in the army for World War I along with his best friend and classmate, Bäumer. Katczinsky leaves for a short while, returning with straw to put over the bare wires of the beds. He feels disconnected from most of the townspeople. But we do not forget. Production for All Quiet on the Western Front is scheduled to begin in March with former Washington Post journalist Ian Stokell and producer and actor Lesley Paterson in charge of the script. Soldiers' lives are thrown away by their commanding officers who are stationed comfortably away from the front, ignorant of the daily terrors of the front line. His father asks him "stupid and distressing" questions about his war experiences, not understanding "that a man cannot talk of such things." At one point he secures four boxes of lobster. In the beginning of the book, he permits them to eat the rations of the men that had been killed in action, standing up to the chef Ginger who allowed them only their allotted share. It is Kat's death that eventually makes Bäumer indifferent as to whether he survives the war or not, yet certain that he can face the rest of his life without fear. The monotony between battles, the constant threat of artillery fire and bombardments, the struggle to find food, the lack of training of young recruits (meaning lower chances of survival), and the overarching role of random chance in the lives and deaths of the soldiers are described in detail. I refer to it as a ‘book’ because to call it a novel suggests something less horrific in terms of subject matter than what we find in All Quiet on the Western Front. Understanding the setting is one of the keys to understanding the novel as a whole. Remarque publicly stated that he wrote All Quiet on the Western Front for personal reasons, not for profit, as Friedlaender had charged. "[3] The book does not focus on heroic stories of bravery, but rather gives a view of the conditions in which the soldiers find themselves. Kantorek was the schoolmaster of Paul and his friends, including Kropp, Leer, Müller, and Behm. It was the first all-talking non-musical film to win the Best Picture Oscar. As he becomes the new staff cook, to prove his friendship he secures two pounds of sugar for Bäumer and half a pound of butter for Tjaden. The novel was first published in November and December 1928 in the German newspaper Vossische Zeitung and in book form in late January 1929.