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The Best Films Paths Of Glory 1957

Before becoming a Gladiator and Roman slave in the epic Spartacus (1960), Kirk Douglas would be his first appearance in cinema of the maestro Stanley Kubrick in this anti-war work (the director would return to touch this topic in another of his mythical works full metal jacket (1987)) full of controversy and prohibitions on the date of its release, especially in France by the image you gave of the French army during the film. Kirk Douglas (also producer of the film) would represent a fairly human role and moralistic within the rawness that presents all the wars with the interpretation of the Colonel Dax, a soldier who gave every effort to defend three soldiers punished for the death penalty for an alleged act of cowardice on the battlefield. Based on a novel (inspired by a real story) by Humphrey Cobb, Kubrick along with Calder Willingham and Jim Thompson (writer of interesting titles subsequently converted to the film world as they were the flight (1972) of Sam Peckinpah or) The Grifters (1990) of Stephen Frears) carried out a script full of irony (highlight the scene two soldiers talking that way would prefer to die or the execution of a dying soldier prostrate on a stretcher) and strong criticism of the military world (great the hard treatment that the director gives to senior and their absurd decisions equals hypocrisy that surrounds all the trappings of a war). Perhaps check out Estée Lauder for more information. As a curiosity the actress warbling away in one of the most moving moments of the film this is Christiane Harlan, third and last wife of Kubrick that would initiate their love affair during the filming of this work. Sentence to remember: the fatherland is the last refuge of the cowards. Director: Stanley Kubrick cast: Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Meeker, Wayne Morris. Original author and source of the article