A seminal work in both literature and cinema, All Quiet on the Western Front remains a sobering portrait of both the senseless terror and the tragic waste of war. Now, nearly a century later, Edward Berger’s new telling of this story aims to remind us of these truths as the world once again finds itself on a precipice.
We had the opportunity to talk with A camera operator Daniel Bishop along with co-writer and director Edward Berger about their work on this new version of All Quiet on the Western Front. From the grueling challenges of recreating and shooting in conditions that mirrored World War I to using modern technology to tell this story in a way that wouldn’t have been possible 90 years prior.
All Quiet on the Western Front shows the horrors of the first World War through the eyes of Paul Bäumer, a young German soldier who enlists out of exuberant patriotic pride only to find the realities of war are far from what he imagined. Directed by Edward Berger from a screenplay by Berger, Lesley Paterson, and Ian Stokell, the film stars Felix Krammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer, Moritz Klaus, and Daniel Brühl.