I don’t think I need to tell you, dear reader, that ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (1930) is a true Great War classic. Even more than that it’s a bone fide all time cinema great. Universal lavished it with the best and brightest of a generation. The director, Lewis Milestone made good on his […]Read more "The Road Back (1937)"
Here’s one for you. Julie Andrews and Rock Hudson star in a Great War spy thriller. ‘What could possibly go wrong?’ I thought to myself. What a fucking idiot I was. I’d not heard of my film fayre for today until it turned up whilst I was researching some of the details for my last […]Read more "Darling Lili (1970)"
Much like the 1980s was a heyday of sorts for Australian Great War Film production, the same could be said for the early 70’s in the UK. There is a shortish list of films produced during a shortish period of time including ‘Aces High’, ‘Darling Lili’ (Technically a Hollywood production but shot in Europe), ‘Zeppelin’, […]Read more "Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)"
I used to say I didn’t like silent films but then I realised how ignorant that made me sound. It was probably true at the time but as I saw more films and developed a better understanding of the era I honed that statement into a more accurate one, I don’t like silent era comedies. […]Read more "Shoulder Arms (1918)"
I was quite excited about this one. A blockbusting superhero Great War Film with box office receipts closing in on $1 billion US. A high profile, mass media, headline grabbing Great War Film with star names and a palpable glow about it. These positives would most likely be balanced out with a few down sides. […]Read more "Wonder Woman (2017)"
I’ve paddled my Great War Film canoe up this particular creek before. ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (1930) is probably THE Great War Film. It’s a name that people know even if they’ve not seen the film. When it pops up in conversation that I review Great War Films the first film that most […]Read more "All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)"
Back at the start of this trip through the history of Great War Films, back before I’d typed one word of review, I made a list. I scoured the internet, Wikipedia, IMDB, and everywhere else and from there generated my film list. I searched Youtube for any films in the public domain and one of […]Read more "Wilson (1944)"