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All Quiet on the Western Front: Three Differing Film Adaptations

I first watched All Quiet on the Western Front as a college freshman while falling head-first into the classic film rabbit hole. After watching a couple of creaky talkies like The Broadway Melody, I was completely floored by Lewis Milestone’s expertly directed adaptation and …

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Romeo and Juliet (1916): Two Dueling Screen Adaptations

1916 marked the 300th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Naturally, motion picture studios celebrated the occasion by releasing a flurry of Shakespeare adaptations from The Merchant of Venice to Macbeth.

In the case of Romeo and Juliet, two adaptations were released the very …

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