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The Best Picture Project – All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

Directed by Lewis Milestone Jr. Based upon the novel by Erich Maria Remarque

Starring Lew Ayres

If there’s one thing to be learned from every war movie ever made – or every movie made that touches upon war, except maybe for John Wayne movies – it’s that war is hell. A secondary lesson is that, in spite of everyone’s optimistic prediction that the war will be short-lived, always over in a matter of weeks, it never is. Because of the dramatic interplay of the two lessons they almost always appear on film together and even though they weren’t knew concepts when All Quiet on the Western Front was made, it’s likely to be the first sound movie they made an appearance in en masse.

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