all quiet on the western front

Extra Milestone – All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Hold on to your helmets, listeners, because the illustrious Julia Teti is back on the Cinemaholics feed! And not a moment too soon, because the two of us are joined by the scintillating Will Ashton to make Extra Milestone history by tackling our second Best Picture Winner, our second 1930s Film, and our first War (and Anti-War) Film with Lewis Milestone’s All Quiet on the Western Front! Celebrating 90 years this past April, the film has built a deserved legacy of being one of the most effective condemnations of combat and warfare in cinema history, and the three of us have plenty to say to support that. The film’s storied production, its unique and controversial release, its eternal relevancy, and much more are discussed, and we even take the time to recommend some complementary films! You’re not gonna want to miss this one.

NEXT WEEK: Emily Kubincanek is back to discuss a trio of iconic Horror Films with me! Tune in to hear us discuss Bride of Frankenstein, Friday the 13th, and Re-Animator!

Music in this episode: Re-release trailer for the film and audio from the final scene (don’t worry, no spoilers here).

Cinemaholics in this episode: Sam Noland, Julia Teti, and Will Ashton

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