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All Quiet on the Western Front
I decided to write this analytical review on the film All Quiet on the Western Front.
My decision was made when I saw it as a suggested reading because I have heard about the
movie many times, yet, I\'ve never seen it. I actually am happy I never had, because I believe I
was able to get much more appreciation out of the movie because I am studying it\'s topic in this
As I began the movie, I could not figure out if the movie was comedic or not. The way
the movie was filmed, as well as the acting, absolutely floored me. I regretted picking this
movie, and figured that I was in for a long 2 hours. Things did get better from there. I realized
that this movie did have some humor, but only to make a grim subject bearable. This film was
great at showing people what the soldiers in the war went through.
This movie was not to show the strategies of World War I, or why or how one side or the
other won or lost. This was made to show what the soldiers went through, physically, but
especially emotionally. While this movie focused on the German soldiers, there were points in
the movie that led the viewer to believe that the case would be true for the other side too. For
example, when the group of German soldiers were trying to figure out why they were fighting.
Nobody in the group knew the answer. The soldiers did state that the same is possibly thru for
the soldiers they are fighting against. By the end of the conversation, the group realized that they
are being used as pawns to fight other pawns. Neither side was fighting for their own good, the
soldiers were just fighting so they don\'t die. The soldiers decided that the officials who started
the war should be the ones fighting each other, and the rest of the people should be able to stay
out of it.
As the movie began, I could not figure out what side the soldiers were fighting for. This
bothered me, I believed at first that the movie was made poorly, and should have made a point as
to which side we were covering. Shortly after that, I realized that it did not matter which side the
soldiers were fighting for. I did know by this time that they were German, but it was more
important that I knew that it did not matter, rather that I knew that the same situations were
happening on the other side. The movie ended without knowing who won or lost the war,
because that was not important to the plot of the movie.
This movie was filmed in 1930. I am surprised that it had such great reviews and was so
popular. This view stems from my idea that the war was still a touchy subject. When this was
filmed, the war had not ended too long ago. People directly related to this war were still living,
and would be the ones who would be the viewing population. I would have thought that most
people back then would not like this movie because the "wounds were still too fresh". I can
understand why today it is a known movie, because it can show people living today what the war
was like. I believe that it is this type of movie that can show closely what the war was like.
People directly involved can give their accounts as to what happened. I believe that movies like
Saving Private Ryan, while a good movie, was made so long after the situation occurred, the
movie allows possible misconceptions that were made in the 60 years between the actual war
and the making of the movie. The writers, director, and actors were not around for the war. The
only information they have is what others told them happened. So, they acted the way they were
told to act, portraying a story they have only heard about. In the case of All Quiet on the
Western Front, the actors, directors and writers had first hand knowledge of the war. This first
hand knowledge is important, especially for this movie because All Quiet
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