A movie review of all quiet on the western front

Nowadays, wars are often compared to video games. Both were among the biggest super-productions of their day. Both films are full of vividly directed mob scenes, showing large revolutionary crowds running amok through the streets of cities.

The Spiders Part II: Was this review helpful? Both are all-male environments.

All Quiet on the Western Front

The flow of the individual characters, and the complex pattern that is shown, is one of Lang's most inventive and delightful scenes. It is harder to tell anything about the couple in the German episode, and how they live their lives.

As the middle class office workers in M leave their building at night and go home from work, the building is gradually taken over by members of the underworld. Gay Themes The way Death is a macho somewhat older man, who stalks and kidnaps or persuades the handsome young hero to leave his girlfriend and come stay at his place, can easily be given a gay interpretation.

All Quiet on the Western Front (United States, 1930)

Fritz Lang's deep exploration of mass media and means of communication will be discussed. Many of the jungle scenes in Philippines are as mournful as those in The Spiders.

All Quiet on the Western Front may have been the first runaway international bestseller, but its utter lack of pro-German propaganda and honest, downbeat look at war made the book a Nazi target.

A minute version was submitted to the British censors, which was cut to minutes [9] before the film premiered in London June 14, In both cases, there is something sinister about this hand mirror, and its expression of male vanity. He joins the army, goes through the equivalent of basic training, and is shipped to the front to fight the French.

All Quiet on the Western Front, film review

This is really objectionable. When the movie begins, Paul Baumer is a fresh-faced high school graduate filled with patriotic fervor for the German "Fatherland" as a result of the speeches given by his teacher, Professor Kantorek Arnold Lucy. Lang will soon include more hallucinations in Dr. The dog-like nature of the dragon, anticipates the hero's dog in Fury.

Such exploitation is the main subject of the first halves of both films. Porter's The Great Train Robbery had crooks climbing the sides of train cars, and standing on top of them.

Mabuse sees a floor plan of the strip club, when he picks up his ticket at the box office. Metropolis Metropolis is Fritz Lang's famous science fiction epic, and his most popular picture today. The room will also be full of trapezoidal wall supports. The sculpture at the end has a cylindrical base.

All of these are common elements in Lang and Le Queux. The camera gradually pans down, however, showing more and more of the maze, and less and less of the office walls.

And Gardner Fox had his comic book hero Hawkman understand the language of birds, a major part of his characterization. Packard's The Adventures of Jimmie Dale has his gentleman thief leave behind small gray seals to sign his crimes; the thief is known as The Gray Seal to the press.

Politics The future world depicted in Metropolis owes something to H. The hero's house in The Big Heat will also be purely rectilinear.

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Clicking here will bring up mail. Lang sometimes signals gayness, by having a man violate another man's personal space. Poland banned it for being pro-German, while the Nazis labeled it anti-German. It anticipates the elaborate art doorbell to come in Ministry of Fear.

Just as Kriemhild ritually courted Siegfried by offering him a drink, so do Siegfried and Gunther each offer each other drinks here. Towards the end of Part I, Dr. These clothes also emphasize his youth.

His films are full of pure rectangles with sharp, 90 degree corners, and pure circles as well.Mar 20,  · Set in a dilapidated Veterans Administration hospital, Article 99 may be the first medical melodrama that isn’t about dedicated physicians performing life-saving acts of valor.

It’s about. Many people make the mistake of thinking of this movie as a remake of the film classic. In reality, both movies are a visual telling of the novel by the same name; at different points in time.

A remarkably faithful adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's classic pacifist novel, ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT is perhaps the greatest antiwar film ever made, holding considerable power even. 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.

All Quiet on the Western Front - All Quiet on the Western Front One of the best war novels that is read by thousands of high school students each year is Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front.

ERICH MARIA REMARQUE was born in Germany in and drafted into the German army during World War I. His novel All Quiet on the Western Front was published in and was an instant best seller.

When the Nazis came to power, Remarque left Germany for Switzerland; he lost his German citizenship, his books were burned, and his films banned.

A movie review of all quiet on the western front
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