Essay on Filmreport 'All Quiet on the Western Front'

1368 Words Dec 19th, 2012 6 Pages
Paul Bäumer is a German, young boy, who, together with his classmates, enlists for the army to fight in the Great War. Full of enthusiasm and adventurous thoughts, they arrive at the front, but then are faced with the horrific and soul-destroying war. One by one the classmates are fall in action…

1. What is the title of this film? When was it made? Who wrote the original novel?
Title: All Quiet on the Western Front
Made in: 1979
Author: Erich Maria Remarque

2. Why did the students join the Army?
The students were taught fighting was something good. War was an adventure. When being soldiers, the students did not have to attend school and they want to fight for their fatherland.

3. What role did the mailman
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12. What was the pattern of a battle? What preceded the attack? What followed it?
There was indeed a pattern in the battle: there was a kind of rhythm to the attacks. Before an attack, soldiers were standing in the trench. When they heard a whistle, the soldiers climbed out of the trenches and tried to attack the trenches from the enemy by shooting (inclusive machine gun). After the attack there was a silence, no shelling.

13. What happened of Paul Bäumer when he found himself in a shell hole in No Man's Land with the French soldier?
During an attack, Paul jumps into a hole and shortly after a French soldier too. Paul stabs him and watches him die. Before the man stops breathing, Paul takes his wallet and sees that he has a wife and a daughter. Paul is regretting and promises he will write to his family.

14. Why did the French girls -ostensibly the enemy- accept the German soldier?
Paul and his friends promise the French girls to bring food. The French had not that much food to eat.

15. After four years of war, how has the German home-front been affected? Were there still the parades, crowded streets, and joyous sounds of going off to war?
After four years of war there were no parades, crowded streets and joyous sound of going off to war anymore. People realized that war was horrible and about death. Not something to be happy about.

16. What were the attitudes of the men in

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