One hundred years ago, the world went to war. After living through the war, a German soldier and writer named Erich Maria Remarque took his experiences and wrote them into a novel, All Quiet on the Western Front. In this episode, I take a break from the Vietnam War and look back at Remarque’s World War I novel, giving it a full synopsis and review, then taking a look at two movie versions, and spending time on the poetry and songs of the First World War Era.
You can download the episode via iTunes or listen directly at the Two True Freaks website
Here’s some of the media (videos, songs, poetry, etc.) that I use or mention in the episode.
The video for “One” by Metallica:
The video for “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand:
“It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”:
Poems used in the podcast:
“Keep The Home Fires Burning”:
“All Quiet on the Western Front”:
Trailer for the 1930 film:
Trailer for the 1979 TV movie: