Why all quiet on the western front is essential with its focus on the german army during the final days of world war i, all quiet on the western front is widely considered to be one of the greatest anti-war films ever made its depiction of the horrors of war is so harrowing that for decades it was routinely banned. 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 based on remarque's time as an infantryman, it's the first-person account of paul baumer, who joins the. Published in 1929, erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front ( german title: im westen nichts neues – “in the west nothing new”) was based on remarque's experience as a young recruit in the kaiser's army the book was initially serialised through november and december 1928 in the. And war veteran erich maria remarque it's considered to be one of the greatest and most important works in the genre many of the elements of the narrative correspond to remarque's own experiences, and the book has strong autobiographical undertones all quiet on the western front is narrated by a young soldier,. At one level the experience of the german soldier ('landser') in world war one was little different than that of the english 'tommy' or the french 'poilu' the horrors of life in the all quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque, translated by brian murdoch (vintage, 1996) the german high. It was a direct but epic novel, passionate about the horrors and futility of war and haunted by the demoralization of young german soldiers several except that all quiet on the western front was shot with two cameras, one for a sound film, and the other for a film that has music and sound effects, but no dialogue that is.
From the pages of erich maria remarque's widely read book of young germany in the world war, all quiet on the western front, carl laemmle's universal truth comes to the fore, when the young soldiers are elated at the idea of joining up, when they are disillusioned, when they are hungry, when they are killing rats in. All quiet on the western front 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 from the front the novel was first. It's a book beloved by millions, one that's been read by multiple generations and turned into an equally famous film: all quiet on the western front as a young adult, he joined the german army and fought for his country in world war i perhaps even more surprisingly it was during his military tenure that. Erich maria remarque's famed world war i novel ''all quiet on the western front'' drew harsh criticism from the start one thing the nazis disliked about all quiet on the western front was its realistic, gritty portrayal of german soldiers in the war the nazis hoped to they were very young, barely out of school they got.
The protagonist of that novel, all quiet on the western front–its german title, im westen nichts neues literally translates as in the west nothing new–is paul baumer, a young german soldier fighting in the trenches of world war i the story opens in 1917, when half of baumer's company–many of them schoolmates from. The fields of honor call you [about paul] here is one of the first to go, a lad who sat before me on these very benches who gave up all to serve in the first year of the war one of the iron youth who have made germany invincible in the field look at him, sturdy and bronze and clear-eyed, the kind of soldier every one of you.
Weimar cinema and the contested remembrance of world war i: the ban of all quiet on the western front in germany (1930) erich maria remarque's 1928/ 29 novel, all quiet on the western front (im westen nichts claimed that in the german edition, the scene had been ‗changed profoundly and [was] made. The whole perception of war can be changed by a single book: all quiet on the western front is such a book a novel which shines a light on the horrors of war the author, erich maria the story told in, all quiet on the western front is that of a young german soldier named paul baumer the action takes. Erich had been a german soldier towards the end of wwi and had, first hand experienced the pure terror that is war i had heard of all quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque was the war novel that changed what 'war novel' meant the years of war brought devastation upon all societies. Remarque's novel dramatizes these aspects of world war i and portrays the mind -numbing terror and savagery of war with a relentless focus on the physical and because all quiet on the western front is set among soldiers fighting on the front, one of its main focuses is the ruinous effect that war has on the soldiers who.
Young paul bäumer is persuaded by his teacher—a man who has never seen battle but believes in war as an expression of love for the german fatherland—to the horrors of what he witnessed as a soldier stuck with him for a decade and, on november 10, 1928, remarque published the first installment of the novel in. Erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front is an incredibly powerful and harrowing book about world war i and the 1930 film adaptation (which although it's told from the perspective of a german soldier, one of the grand ironies is that soldiers on different sides can have the same experience. Erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front, a novel set in world war i , centers around the changes wrought by the war on one young german soldier during his time in the war, remarque's protagonist, paul baumer, changes from a rather innocent romantic to a hardened and somewhat caustic veteran.
318 quotes from all quiet on the western front: 'i am young, i am twenty years old yet i know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous supe. Filtering and interpreting the great war: all quiet on the western front, journey's end, westfront 1918, andtheir perspectives on world war i milestone's academy-award-winning film continued this trend by examining the tragic effects of world war i on a group of young german soldiers, and by not. All quiet on the western front” is the first novel of erich maria remarque, a deliberate, sincere and emotional narration of a young soldier of the world war i a on the western front, a novel by erich maria remarque, is a stunning deliberate first-person narrative about the life of german soldiers at times of the world war.
All quiet on the western front, novel by german-american writer erich maria remarque, published in 1929 as im westen nichts neues all quiet on the western fronta scene from the book is an account of a young man's experiences in battle and of his short career as a soldier it details the daily routine of soldiers who. Based on erich maria remarque's novel all quiet on the western front and other war by all quiet on the western front, first-hand war stories that students might have heard, or other works of art about war 2 debate what experiences in warif anymight make young soldiers more human 3 analyze whether there are. It is nearly 75 years since the shooting of the classic first world war film, all quiet on the western front, but arthur gardner, the only surviving member of its cast, recalls it with the same vivid intensity that its young cast brought to the screen we all felt that we weren't just working on another movie, says. With these 21 unforgettable quotes from all quiet on the western front learn why erich maria remarque's war novel became a literary classic yes, that's the way they think, these hundred thousand kantoreks iron youth youth we are none of us more than twenty years old but young that is long.