NipkowDisc

All Quiet on the Western Front

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my favorite part is when they insist on all the grub from the chuck wagons.

fighting men must chow down.

"an army ain't an army unless it eats!...it's just a walking famine." -frank mchugh, the fighting 69th

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And one of my favorite scenes in this great film was always this one...

(...and a sentiment often expressed throughout history by many, but unfortunately never one that has ever come to pass)

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I mean I am really **** right now.

All Quiet on the Western Front is a ******* sound movie for cryin' out loud. I was looking forward to watching it...with sound! tcm is showing it right now in a silent form with subtitles. I mean what is this?

thanks tcm, you win a cookie.

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It must be the rarely seen version entitled Really All Quiet on the Western Front.

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I hope there is someplace a flat uncontrasty washed out black and white print of GWTW so tcm can save money by showing it.

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no way, no way am I gonna waste my time watching a silent version of All Quiet on the Western Front when it is a sound movie.

tcm, are you kidding? I can't put it any nicer than that.

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there is a PBS station in my area that has shown All Quiet on the Western Front several times over the years and they have never pulled this kinda crud on viewers.

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I'm not finished yet...

there is no excuse for pulling this on viewers. none!

reschedule and getta hold of a sound print if it's not too much to ask.

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32 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

I mean I am really **** right now.

All Quiet on the Western Front is a ******* sound movie for cryin' out loud. I was looking forward to watching it...with sound! tcm is showing it right now in a silent form with subtitles. I mean what is this?

thanks tcm, you win a cookie.

:angry:

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The film was released in several versions, the initial release being 'silent, with synchronized sound' (I assume this is score/effects) & running at 152 mins. This was shortly followed by a sound version, whilst later releases progressively cut the running time. It sounds (no  pun intended) like this is a release of the silent version compiled from the available footage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Quiet_on_the_Western_Front_(1930_film)

https://catalog.afi.com/Catalog/moviedetails/2558

 

 

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I was looking forward to watching this tonite too. of tonite's offerings this was the one I was looking forward to seeing.

I always enjoy louis wolheim's performance as the tough battle-hardened sergeant.

blown because tcm decided to get cute by showing a silent version.

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Different sound version tonight? One can see (or hear) the technical difficulties in recording the dialogue .  A partial silent, it seems to have been a dual release on Vitaphone and sound on film (can hear the soundtrack noise).

 

A projector that can play both.

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Here is the solution. You need one of these RCA sound trucks, which was designed to pump sound into theaters which were not wired for sound. It worked in Great Britain, anyhow.

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22 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

I'm not finished yet...

there is no excuse for pulling this on viewers. none!

reschedule and getta hold of a sound print if it's not too much to ask.

What did you expect...IMAX?:lol:

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24 minutes ago, limey said:

The film was released in several versions, the initial release being 'silent, with synchronized sound' (I assume this is score/effects) & running at 152 mins. This was shortly followed by a sound version, whilst later releases progressively cut the running time. It sounds (no  pun intended) like this is a release of the silent version compiled from the available footage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Quiet_on_the_Western_Front_(1930_film)

https://catalog.afi.com/Catalog/moviedetails/2558

 

 

Yes, this is the International Sound Version.

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2 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Yes, this is the International Sound Version.

Sounds about right (pun fully intended this time).

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17 minutes ago, scsu1975 said:

Here is the solution. You need one of these RCA sound trucks, which was designed to pump sound into theaters which were not wired for sound. It worked in Great Britain, anyhow.

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They'd need really loud speakers to be heard at TCM towers all the way from the other side of the pond! ;)

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16 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

"thanks!" -Bomb No. 20, dark star

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Ah, the ultimate way to get the last word in a discussion... Let there be light!

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1 hour ago, NipkowDisc said:

I mean I am really **** right now.

I thought Nip meant Perturbed...

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A bit of historical truth...the scene at 12:30am when the teacher asked Paul to tell the students why they are needed at the front.

 

Paul was truthful in telling war / dying is horrific and ugly - no glory in it. If this happened under Hitler's Germany, the Gestapo would had paid him a visit.

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