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PATHS OF GLORY
- Director: Stanley Kubrick
- USA / 1957 / DCP / B&W / 87’ / English; Turkish s.t.
- Screenplay: Stanley Kubrick, Jim Thompson, Calder Willingham
- Original Work: Humphrey Cobb
- Director of Photography: Georg Krause
- Editing: Eva Kroll
- Music: Gerald Fried
- Cast: Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, George MacReady, Ralph Meeker, Wayne Morris, Richard Anderson
- Producer: Kirk Douglas, James B. Harris
- Production Co.: Bryna Productions, Harris-Kubrick Productions, United Artists
- World Sales: Park Circus
- 1958 JUSSI (FINLAND) -- Best Foreign Director
- 1959 UCC BELGIAN CRITICS ASSOCIATION -- Grand Prix
Paths of Glory, which dramatizes the trial of French soldiers who refuse to carry on with an impossible attack during the World War I, concentrates more on the logic and law of the military system and its relationship with personal interest and justice than action based, kinetic and adrenaline-filled cinematic aspect of war. Armed with top-notch performances from its entire cast lead by a relatively young Kirk Douglas, the film is memorable for its gripping drama and striking black & white cinematography as well as its expansive battle scenes which Kubrick at times shoots with handheld camera. Pay attention to the classic single take continuous shot inside the trenches that lasts for 2 minutes!
Images courtesy of Park Circus/MGM Studios
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.