Brian Murdoch's translation would render the phrase as "there was nothing new to report on the Western Front" within the narrative. Explaining his retention of the original book-title, he says: Although it does not match the German exactly, Wheen's title has justly become part of the English language and is retained here with gratitude. The phrase "all quiet on the Western Front" has become a colloquial expression meaning stagnation, or lack of visible change, in any context.
September 10, at 8: The film begins with showing the schoolboys in a flurry of patriotic sentiment, which results in their enlistment in the German Army at the beginning of WWI. Upon receiving marching orders, the schoolboys are quickly thrown into the wartime environment, which forces them to relinquish their idealism in favor of a more appropriate survivalist attitude.
Their shift in attitude does not end with their first experiences of war, which included abuse from authority, physical discomfort, and the scarcity of food; when sent to the Western Front, the soldiers are met with physical peril and suffering, lack of food, prolonged containment, uncertainty of safety, mental instability, quiet desperation, insurmountable injury, and the loss of close friends, all of which remain themes of their continued wartime experience.
Coupled with a total alienation from their families and communities, disconnect between their government, and an inability to ameliorate their situations, the soldiers become disillusioned with war; a mental state which offers them little comfort, and in fact, invites death.
For some, the execution of illustrating the wartime experience was unparalleled, and yet for others, the film presented a biased portrait of Germans during the First World War. Those supporting the film heralded it as a mastery of illustrating the wartime experience, with the London Sunday Times contributor, Sydney W.
Nothing about the characters, their experiences, or their discussions stood at as being particularly German in nature, nor were German war strategies or government opinions discussed beyond mention of where the soldiers were being stationed next.
There was no explicit vilification or glorification, and in fact seemed pretty neutral. This is not to say that the German outrage over the film upon its release was surprising. The world had recently emerged from war, and Germany had emerged as the loser.
In an article written by Sydney W. Carroll, this sentiment was brought to point: Realism reaches its zenith in this picture.
It made me shudder with horror. It brought the war back to me as nothing has ever done before since No detail of horror has been spared to us. The dangers, the savageries, the madness of war, and the appalling waste and destruction of youth, the shattering of hopes, illusions, beliefs, the futility of patriotism and nationalism — all these are depicted with relentless veracity, unshrinking crudity, and on a scale as colossal as the world-war itself.
As a viewer, although I have not experience war myself, the film made great efforts to make such experiences accessible. Cinematographically, a number of scenes in the film were shot in such a way that the viewer felt physically placed in the scene.
Several of such techniques stand out to me, the first being the camera running through the fields alongside the soldiers as they advanced or retreated. In such scenes, the camera does not stop to focus on falling soldiers, or dropping bombs, but rather continues forward with the rest of the soldiers, as if to simulate the determination to continue moving when on the frontline.
Additionally, several times the camera was set on ground level when filming advancing enemy troops. The low placement of the camera seemed to simulate the eye-level of soldiers positioned in the trenches, which again, places the viewer right in the scene.
During a time where the wounds of of war were fresh, All Quiet on the Western Front brought a contentious mixture of healing and torture to a wartorn international public. For its veterans, the comprehensive portrayal of their emotional, physical, and mental strife was validating, and helped teach those who were not involved the real inhumanity of the war.
For others, All Quiet served as a blistering reminder that the cost of war is not only counted in dollars.All Quiet on the Western Front novel by Erich Maria Remarque based on his experiences in the German army during WWI.
It presents a staunchly unromantic view of the war, told through the experiences of ordinary German soldiers. Free elementary, middle and high school teacher resources, including puzzlemaker, student games and activities and lesson plans.
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Smith Pills and Potions . Brutality of war. Remarque writes in the epigraph that his book will describe the men who were "destroyed by the war," and after that All Quiet on the Western Front is a nearly ceaseless exploration of the destructive properties of The Great War. Included are two detailed chapters about fighting at the front and in the trenches (Chapters Four and Six).
The record of several schoolmates who represent a generation destroyed by the dehumanization of World War I's trench warfare, All Quiet on the Western Front tells of their enlistment in the army at the urging of their teacher, Kantorek, whose wisdom they trusted.
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