FICTION FACTORY ROBERT FISCHER FILMPRODUKTION
LINDWURMSTRASSE 31 | 80337 MÜNCHEN | GERMANY

G.W. Pabst’s »Westfront 1918«: An Introduction by Jan-Christopher Horak

 

An »excellent contextual talk« (Filmwerk.co.uk) on WESTFRONT 1918. Pabst scholar Jan-Christopher Horak »delivers a considerable amount of detail on Pabst and WESTFRONT 1918, discussing the film’s mix of realist and expressionist elements, the use of tracking shots and how Pabst and his crew bypassed the technical restrictions of working with large and noisy synchronised sound cameras, his determination to make a pacifist film, the positive reception and the later Nazi ban, and more. He also makes some direct comparisons with ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, and in doing so convincingly gives WESTFRONT 1918 the edge« (Slarek, Cineoutsider.com).

PUBLISHED ON THE FOLLOWING DVDS:

Westfront 1918 & Kameradschaft (UK: Dual Format)