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By Andrew Kelly

ISBN-10: 0203992164

ISBN-13: 9780203992166

ISBN-10: 0415052033

ISBN-13: 9780415052030

Cinema and the nice battle concentrates on one a part of the paintings of the struggle: the cinema. Used as device for propaganda through the battle itself, by way of the mid Twenties cinema had began to mirror the rejection of clash primary in the entire arts. Andrew Kelly explores the advance of anti-war cinema in, Britain, the US, Germany and France from the ground-breaking Lay Down your fingers, made via Bertha Von Suttner in 1914 and Lewis Milestone's sour All Quiet at the Western entrance via to Stanley Kubrick's significant Paths of Glory.

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As he walks up the street he hears Kantorek once again attempting to get the class to enlist. Kantorek asks him to speak to the class. Paul’s 38 THE MEASURE FOR ALL ANTI-WAR CINEMA speech is bitter, he is accused of cowardice, and he returns to the front even though his leave is yet to finish. Meeting up with the company he finds that only Tjaden and Kat are alive. He meets Kat as he searches for food but Kat is injured and dies as Paul carries him back. Paul dies in the last few weeks of the war, shot by a sniper as he tries to reach for a butterfly.

Finally, the impact of the conflict on those left at home (both in America and in France) provided a condemnation of war. THE BIG PARADE 31 4 The wounded Jim Apperson (John Gilbert) in The Big Parade (1925) which did much to promote a more critical view of the war in Hollywood and which paved the way for the bitter statements of the 1930s. The main focus in The Big Parade is Jim Apperson. Initially an idler, his experience of death and injury leads him to reject the lifestyle he once enjoyed and move to a simpler life in France and his real love.

It was not to provide the catharsis he yearned for, however, and he never escaped the war. He completed a trilogy of First World War books with The Road Back (1931) and Three Comrades (1937), both of which were filmed (see chapter 8). Much of his work after this was concerned with Nazism and the Second World War. The success of All Quiet on the Western Front also led to personal disaster in Germany: the Nazis forced him into exile and later took further revenge by executing his sister. The huge success of the book prompted Universal Pictures to purchase the rights and production commenced on Armistice Day, 1929.

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