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Encyclopedia > All Quiet on the Western Front (film)

All Quiet on the Western Front is the name of two films based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel All Quiet on the Western Front, one a cinematic treatment directed by Lewis Milestone, the other a television film directed by Delbert Mann. Erich Remarque, about 1963. ... For the film, see All Quiet on the Western Front (film). ...

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Milestone's theatrical version (1930)

All Quiet on the Western Front
Directed by Lewis Milestone
Written by Erich Maria Remarque (novel)
Starring Louis Wolheim,
Lew Ayres
Release date(s) April 21, 1930
Running time 131 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

The 1930 film was directed by Lewis Milestone.It stars Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander. Image File history File links 30A.jpg‎ original movie poster source:www. ... Lewis Milestone (born Lev Milstein) (September 30, 1895 - September 25, 1980) was an accomplished, and award-winning motion picture director. ... Erich Remarque, about 1963. ... Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres in All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). ... publicity photo for Ayres Lew Ayres (December 28, 1908 – December 30, 1996) was an American actor. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... See also: 1929 in film 1930 1931 in film 1930s in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films The Indians Are Coming Madam Satan Der Blaue Engel Academy Awards Best Picture: All Quiet on the Western Front - Universal Studios Best Actress: Norma Shearer - The Divorcee... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Lewis Milestone (born Lev Milstein) (September 30, 1895 - September 25, 1980) was an accomplished, and award-winning motion picture director. ... Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres in All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). ... publicity photo for Ayres Lew Ayres (December 28, 1908 – December 30, 1996) was an American actor. ... Ben Alexander (May 26, 1911 – July 5, 1969) was an American actor. ...


The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1930 for its producer Carl Laemmle Jr., and an Academy Award for Directing for Lewis Milestone. It also received two further nominations: Best Cinematography, for Arthur Edeson, and Best Writing Achievement for Abbott, Anderson and Andrews. // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Carl Laemmle Jr. ... The Academy Award for Directing is an accolade given to the person that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feels was best director of the past year. ... Lewis Milestone (born Lev Milstein) (September 30, 1895 - September 25, 1980) was an accomplished, and award-winning motion picture director. ... The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... Arthur Edeson (October 24, 1891 - February 14, 1970) was a film cinematographer. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ...


For many viewers, the film remains harrowing today, and its battle scenes are often considered extremely realistic even by contemporary standards, although the acting is considered melodramatic. [citation needed]


The film has been selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry. In the late 20th Century and early 21st the United States Library of Congress undertook an exhaustive restoration of the film, which is vastly superior in sound and picture quality to most other existent prints. The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ...

One of the 1930 film's many battle scenes.
One of the 1930 film's many battle scenes.

Twenty-nine years later, Milestone directed two other gritty war films, A Walk in the Sun set in the Second World War, and Pork Chop Hill set in the Korean War. Image File history File links All_Quiet_on_the_Western_Front_screenshot. ... Image File history File links All_Quiet_on_the_Western_Front_screenshot. ... A Walk in the Sun is a war film released in 1945. ... Pork Chop Hill DVD cover Pork Chop Hill is a war film released in 1959, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Gregory Peck and Woody Strode. ...

Without diluting or denying any...criticisms, it should be said that from World War I to Korea, Milestone could put the viewer into the middle of a battlefield, and make the hellish confusion of it seem all too real to the viewer. Steven Spielberg noted as much when he credited Milestone's work as partial inspiration for Saving Private Ryan...Lewis Milestone made significant contributions to (the genre of) the war film. (Mayo, Mike: War Movies: Classic Conflict on Film, Visible Ink Press, 1999.)

Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (born December 18, 1946) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and producer. ... Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 Academy Award winning film, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, set in World War II. This film is particularly notable for the intensity of the scenes in its first 25 minutes, which depict the Omaha beachhead assault of June 6, 1944. ...

Mann's television version (1979)

A 150 minute made for television version in full colour was released on November 14, 1979, starring actors Richard Thomas from The Walton's fame, and Ernest Borgnine. Historical accuracy seems to have been strived for; the scene of Kaiser Wilhelm awarding decorations correctly shows him using only his right arm (in reality Kaiser Wilhelm's left arm was stunted). Note: Wilhelm II does not appear in the original novel - ironically, his remoteness from the realities of the war is a telling feature in the conversations of young soldiers in both the novel and the 1930 film version. November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining until the end of the year. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Disambiguation: for other people of the same name, see Richard Thomas. ... Cover art for the DVD release of The Waltons first season. ... Ernest Borgnine (born January 24, 1917) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ...


The 1979 film was directed by Delbert Mann; though the acting of some of the performers was justly praised, the general opinion of most film enthusiasts is that it failed to equal the 1930 film directed by Lewis Milestone. In many respects, it offers a sanitised view of trench warfare - far from being destroyed by the conflict, 'John Boy' Thomas is relentlessly depicted as able to cope and adjust to his new surroundings. Delbert Martin Mann, Jr. ... Lewis Milestone (born Lev Milstein) (September 30, 1895 - September 25, 1980) was an accomplished, and award-winning motion picture director. ...


Trivia

Between the period of 1928 to 1941 this was one of many films to be banned in Australia by the Chief Censor Creswell O'Reilly. 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The fanzine that singer/songwriter Pete Doherty was junior editor of as a boy, All's Quiet on the Western Avenue, is a pun on the title. Peter Doherty (born March 12, 1979) is the singer and songwriter of the band Babyshambles, and formerly co-frontman and songwriter (along with Carl Barât) of The Libertines, with whom he first shot to fame. ...


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