All Quiet on the Western Front
6th HOF-All Quiet On The Western Front
Nominated By: Friendly Mushroom
I love this film because it shows how hellish war is better than any other film I have seen. It's characters are great and Paul's anti-war speech towards the end...
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All Quiet on the Western Front continues to be a watershed, both as a novel and a film, to teach our youth the true horrors of war and to get then past the "glamour", "excitement" and "honor" of dying for one's country, right or wrong.
Based on the critically acclaimed homonymous novel by Erich Maria Remarque, it portraits the transformations a young German soldier suffers during the World War I: the innocence before the war and the promise of everlasting glory, the shock with reality and the realization of his own mortality and of the hypocrisy of war and finally the return to the world away from the trenches, a world that didnt stop to wait for him.
It definitely earns its reputation as one of the greatest war films of all-time and should definitely be checked out by anyone with even the slightest interest in classic film.