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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2020 11:11 a.m. PST

" ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT will be turned into a German language film directed by Edward Berger with Daniel Bruhl in the ensemble cast.
One of the most famous German novels of all time follows three youngsters who voluntarily enlist in the German army during WW1. Full of excitement and patriotic fervour, the boys enthusiastically march into a war they believe in. But once on the Western Front, they discover the soul destroying horror of war. Their preconceptions about the enemy and the rights and wrongs of the conflict crumble. On the countdown to Armistice, the novel's protagonist must carry on fighting until the end, with no purpose other than to satisfy the top brass's desire to end the war on a German offensive."

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2020 11:11 a.m. PST

" ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT will be turned into a German language film directed by Edward Berger with Daniel Bruhl in the ensemble cast.
One of the most famous German novels of all time follows three youngsters who voluntarily enlist in the German army during WW1. Full of excitement and patriotic fervour, the boys enthusiastically march into a war they believe in. But once on the Western Front, they discover the soul destroying horror of war. Their preconceptions about the enemy and the rights and wrongs of the conflict crumble. On the countdown to Armistice, the novel's protagonist must carry on fighting until the end, with no purpose other than to satisfy the top brass's desire to end the war on a German offensive."

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Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Feb 2020 9:24 a.m. PST

Uh Oh.

No mention of the "top brass's desire to end the war on a German offensive" in the book.

The film description sounds like they're trying to "punch up" the original novel. As if the First World War wasn't "entertaining enough" the way Remarque presented it.

But nothing still touches the original film….

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2020 11:04 a.m. PST

Agree.

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Armand

dBerczerk15 Feb 2020 6:23 p.m. PST

My older cousin Ronnie -- may God rest his soul; had that Illustrated Classics issue. I remember the cover art, and reading his copy while visiting Uncle Martin & Aunt Margaret's home many years ago.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2020 12:24 p.m. PST

As long as Michael Bay isn't involved. I mean, yes, everything was exploding anyway on the Western Front, but not like Bay would do it.

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