He made some deft comedies in the 1960s and later directed several competent tv adaptations, such as jane eyre (1972) and all quiet on the western front (1979) working in tv from 1947, mann directed over 100 live plays, the best known of which was paddy chayefsky's marty (1953. However, all quiet on the western front is a superb adaptation of erich maria remarque's classic novel the novel, published in 1929 by the 31 yr old remarque was an instant classic i remember reading it nearly two decades ago and its still one of the best books i've ever read.
Note: citations are based on reference standards however, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. This remake of all quiet on the western front is an exception it is really well-done and the production values are very good for a television movie probably because it was made for a theatrical release.
The tomatometer rating - based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics - is a trusted measurement of movie and tv programming quality for millions of moviegoers. In the 1979 film version, all quiet on the western front follows the life of paul baumer (richard thomas), a young german who signs up for the military along with all of his other graduating high school classmates.
Taken from the novel by erich maria remarque, all quiet on the western front is a devastating portrait by delbert mann (desire under the elms, marty) of a small group of german soldiers throughout the world war i. The satisfaction of getting what he wanted on the screen in all quiet on the western front working with rod steiger on the original live television version of marty almost missing the screen directors guild award dinner where he won the feature film award for directing marty. All quiet on the western front, which is hailed nine decades on as one of the greatest anti-war films ever made, opened in america on april 29, 1930, to strong reviews. Overview of all quiet on the western front, 1979, directed by delbert mann, with richard thomas, ernest borgnine, ian holm, at turner classic movies. All quiet on the western front (german: im westen nichts neues, lit 'in the west nothing new') is a novel by erich maria remarque, a german veteran of world war ithe book describes the german soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front.
13 december 2003 | by sdscooper - see all my reviews many people make the mistake of thinking of this movie as a remake of the 1930 film classic in reality, both movies are a visual telling of the 1929 novel by the same name at different points in time. All quiet on the western front serves its purpose decently, laying out a grim story with utmost sincerity compared with other anti-war movies, however, it falls somewhat short compared with other anti-war movies, however, it falls somewhat short. Scène extraite du film à l'ouest, rien de nouveau (all quiet on the western front) (1979) réalisé par delbert mann. All quiet on the western front sold 25 million copies in 22 languages in its first 18 months in print  in 1930, the book was adapted as an academy-award-winning film of the same name , directed by lewis milestone.
All quiet on the western front years after directing the classic marty (1955), delbert mann became a creator of prestige tv movie projects, none more daunting than his adaptation of all quiet on the western front (1979. The film [rating:3/5] director delbert mann made his career as a go-to man for big tv movie projects like david copperfield and jane eyre, and in 1979 he directed this sprawling adaptation of erich maria remarque's novel for television, all quiet on the western front. Already the source of a film classic, made 50 years ago, erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front has now been adapted for television the new norman rosemont production, made.