all quiet on the Western Front


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all quiet on the Western Front

Nothing is happening right now. The phrase originated during World War I in reference to the major site of trench warfare. A: "Have you heard back from any of the schools you applied to yet?" B: "Nope. All quiet on the Western Front."
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He then moved from this All Quiet on the Western Front moment to his personal trauma, which he says will always be with him, adding that all these experiences made him a better man.
The trick, then, is to remember that it is OK to tell war stories like Saving Private Ryan only if we are also willing to tell anti-war stories like All Quiet on the Western Front or Kubrick's Paths of Glory (1957).
In the book's closing essay, he moves from All Quiet on the Western Front to Apocalypse Now, from The Grand Illusion to Schindler's List, and in another essay, he takes a close look at Alexander Kluge's 1979 film, Die Patriotin.
It is in this, the sense which Remarque brings out of a common humanity transcending narrow chauvinism, that we find the key to why All Quiet on the Western Front became such an enormous international popular success.
To refresh my memory, I watched the video of All Quiet on the Western Front.
Among his prestigious telefilm credits are The Red Badge of Courage, The Count of Monte Cristo, Les Miserables, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Man in the Iron Mask, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Witness for the Prosecution.