All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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Compare the novel All Quiet on the Western Front to the movie.

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As others have said before, there are at least two notable film versions of the novel, one of which was released in 1930 and the other in 1979.

In terms of the Lewis Milestone-directed 1930 version, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture, the differences between the film and the novel are not very significant. There are certainly differences, of course, particularly in the scenes that were omitted for time constraints; other scenes of violence were similarly omitted, in order to adhere to the film censor codes of the era. With the lack of an omniscient narrator (the camera always acts as the partially-omniscient narrator in the film world), more dialogue and exposition is added to the film. This can be seen in a speech on peace given in the film that was nonexistent in the novel. With this...

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