All Quiet on the Western FrontDVD - 2007
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CircMary Aug 01, 2017
This is one of the greatest war films ever - in black & white or color. Based on the book that was published in 1929, the film is as pertinent today as when it was made. This deeply moving story is told from the point of view of a young German soldier, which gives WWI a new perspective. A mu... Read More »
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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr
“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy
Title card: "This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war..."
Schoolmaster: "If you remember some deed of heroism; some touch of humility -- tell about it." Paul Bäumer: "I can't tell you anything you don't know... We live in the trenches out there... We fight... We try not to be killed... Sometimes we are... That's all..." Schoolmaster: "No! ...No, Paul!" Paul Bäumer: "I've been there! I know what it's like!" Schoolmaster: "But that's not what one dwells on, Paul!" Paul Bäumer: "I heard you in here reciting that same old stuff -- Making more "Iron Men"; more young heroes... You still think it's beautiful and sweet to die for your country, don't you? Well, we used to think you knew. The first bombardment taught us better. So dirty, and painful to die for your country... When it comes to dying for your country, it's better not to die at all! There are millions out there dying for their countries... And what good is it..."
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