Westfront 1918 / Vier von der Infanterie / Comrades of 1918

TitleWestfront 1918 / Vier von der Infanterie / Comrades of 1918
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1930
AuthorsPabst, Georg Wilhelm
Running TimeOriginal: 1h 37m, cut: 1h 15m
DistributorNero-Film
CountryGermany
Publication LanguageGerman, English subt.
Abstract

Westfront 1918 is a German film from 1930, directed  by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and based on the novel, Vier von der Infanterie, by Ernst Johannsen. It is set mostly in the trenches of the Western Front during World War I and focuses on the impact of the war on a group of infantrymen. The film bears resemblance to its close contemporary, All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), an American production, although it has a bleaker tone. It was particularly pioneering in its early use of sound, and became known as Pabst's first “talkie,” in which he managed to record live audio during complex tracking shots through the trenches.

URLhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021542/
Entry by GWC Assistants / Work by GWC Assistants : 

Type of Literature:

Time Period:

Countries:

Library Location: 
Call Number: 
917157254

Library: