A movie review of all quiet on the western front

These are often cited as Lang's least typical and least personal films. This looks a little like the banisters in the staircase in House by the River. A room full of underground machinery, has large whirling machines hanging from the ceiling.

Paul and his friends are given an easy assignment: Because Murnau was gay, most people have no trouble reading such a gay interpretation into similar encounters in Murnau's Nosferatu and Tartuffe As often happens, the progression of the story gets a bit murky three-quarters of the way through, and the film temporarily loses its momentum.

Lang's politics can be described as largely liberal and democratic throughout his career. It appeared for some time that the film would never be finished, but eventually distributor Showbox stepped in and re-started the project. The film was shot with two cameras side by side, with one negative edited as a sound film and the other edited as an " International Sound Version " for distribution in non-English speaking areas.

Moloch is mentioned in the Bible. Paul and some of his friends go for a swim, which ends in a rendezvous with a group of French girls. This is two years before Murnau's The Last Laugha film that ignited interest in complex camera movement around the world.

Desperate to foot medical bills for his terminal-illness-stricken daughter, he gets sucked into a poker scam, only to be nabbed by the mob. Go Go 70s follows the trajectory of this band of soul brothers from Daegu a city of many U.

Lang's is the direct opposite. Yim Soon-rye made an acclaimed debut in with Three Friends, the story of three high school graduates hesitating at the threshold of adulthood. Both enter their films as mysterious figures who stalk other men. Busy, loud, convoluted but devoid of grace or thoughtfulness, it ultimately induces boredom, if not apathy.

The heroine's brother in the Persian episode anticipates the heroine's brother in Ministry of Fear. Death's giant wall, and the huge wall with the murals of the sky, past which the hero walks in Venice, are like the giant wall above the staircase in House by the River.

All Quiet on the Western Front

The moment is important because the players have decided to invest so much into it, even if all they will ultimately take away from it is the memory.

In one such scene, the camera serves as a kind of machine gun, shooting down the oncoming troops as it glides along the trenches.

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At first, they do their best to help him in his mission. Then one notices that the tables in the restaurant all seem to be triangular, something I've never seen in any other movie, or real life restaurant. On the other hand, the inevitable "surprise twist" does not, thankfully, opt for yet another variation on Tale of Two Sisters The movie, though, opens with Ina graphically menstruating on screen, in a shameless reference to the formerso the filmmakers get some puny credit for that.

His films are full of pure rectangles with sharp, 90 degree corners, and pure circles as well.

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When the Nazis came to power in — just four years after this was published — they set about burning the book, which tended to be their first response to any problem. Nov 06,  · Classic anti-war epic tells dire, exhausting tale. Read Common Sense Media's All Quiet on the Western Front review, age rating, and parents guide.3/5.

Apr 29,  · All Quiet on the Western Front () was based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name. Directed by Lewis Milestone and starring 5/5.

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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. Moved Permanently. Redirecting to /m/all_quiet_on_the_western_front. Many people make the mistake of thinking of this movie as a remake of the film classic.

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