Paths Of Glory


(out of 5)

Exceptional war film by Stanley Kubrick that contains elements viewers will recognize from his later films such as Full Metal Jacket and even 2001: A Space Odyssey.  is terrific as an army officer who takes on the task of defending three soldiers accused of cowardice in a military court martial, following their regiment’s failure to take a hill during the first World War. Their sadistic commander () is mainly trying to cover up his shame for his failure and putting the blame on his subordinates, giving Douglas quite the job to do in what is obviously a show trial. A superb film that, like most of Kubrick’s work, is achieved on a magnificent technical level as well as an intellectual one, with its military setting the perfect ground for fleshing out the director’s favourite themes of dehumanization and conformity.

USA, 1957

Directed by

Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

The Criterion Collection

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Written American Drama

British Academy Award Nomination
Best Film From Any Source



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