Other formats

    Adobe Portable Document Format file (facsimile images)   TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 8. May 31, 1939

Why the Cuts?

Why the Cuts?

The problem becomes from its very nature more complex through the years; "All Quiet" illuminates to-day only a small portion of that problem, but its light is dazzling.

It was interesting to note that several powerful scenes were cut—notably the scene with the dying Frenchman in the shell-hole; that Kat's remark about kicking someone in the backside was unspoken, that the audience laughed just as loudly in the wrong places and clapped when the British troops were first seen advancing over the battlefield, and that the eyes of the small boys going out of the theater still shone with the glory of it all.

The photography was surprisingly good; the interlude with the three French girls still strangely beautiful; and the final scene artistically powerful. And didn't the small boys love it!