In the West, nothing new ( All Quiet on the Western Front ) is an American film directed by Lewis Milestone , released on, after the eponymous novel (original title: Im Westen nichts Neues ) by Erich Maria Remarque published in 1929 . In 1990 , In the West, nothing new is selected for the National Film Registry by the National Film Preservation Board for conservation at the US Congressional Library because of its “cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance.” “. He is considered by Martin de Bie as “a real cinematographic bomb and emblem of the commitment to peace. He is […] one of the greatest war movies with a pacifist message. » 1 .