Originally Posted by nicole123
UCLA is showing a bunch of WWI films in the next month. Have any of you seen these, if so which would you recommend?
Broken Lullaby; Westfront 1918; Verdun, Visions d'Histoire; Many Wars Ago; War Requiem; The Road Back; Johnny Got His Gun; Oh! What a Lovely War https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2...odiest-battles
Yeah, thanks! I guess it's a Veteran's Day deal where various colleges and Universities across the country off these sort of "film festivals" in honor of the origin of the holiday. (The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month...) from the end of WWI.
Always been a huge WWI buff, and I went to a local college last month and saw both "All Quiet on the Western Front" and "Johnny..." I also attended a couple lectures.
Somebody once said (shelby foote?) that all you had to know about what it was like to fight in the Civil War could be obtained by reading "The Red Badge of Courage." (a pity they screwed the pooch on the movie, eh?).
Well, I might say the same about WAR IN GENERAL, with the insanely great "All Quiet." Which of course was banned for many years. And that is also a case where the movie, I think, does justice to the novel.
I have come to realize that most war is madness. But for some reason the madness of the "war to end all wars" never ceases to amaze me. Every year or two for a month or so I get caught-up again on a WWI tangent and I'll read a couple books and see a couple movies on it. And the apocalyptic casualty numbers never fail to make me shake my head. True horror, my friend.
One would've thought we would have learned our lesson, huh?