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Paths of Glory


Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready View All


Stanley Kubrick (Screenplay), Stanley Kubrick (Director), Jim Thompson (Screenplay), Calder Willingham (Screenplay) View All

Release: Sep. 18th, 1957
Runtime: 1 hour, 28 minutes
A commanding officer defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.
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Citizen Rules
In the still shot above, Kubrick has used a wide angle lens with a low mount-upwards angle, this shows beautifully the rich detail of the Schleissheim Castle in Germany.
When rewatching films like this, I often come across little details that might lift the movie out of the trenches, especially with a film that is so strong on social comments and anti-war themes.
mark f
The way Mireau walks through the trenches and gives "pep talks" to the men who later play such an important part in the film works as masterful storytelling rather than lazy coincidence.
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