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Paths of Glory (1957) @ Million Dollar Theater

Paths of Glory (1957)
January 25, 2012 - 7:30 pm

"Paths of Glory was the film by which Stanley Kubrick entered the ranks of great directors, never to leave them." —Roger Ebert

"It took a wicked political satire (Dr. Strangelove, 1964) and an epochal sci-fi imagining (2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968) to cement Stanley Kubrick's reputation as a cinematic master for the ages. But Paths of Glory, his stark and unsparing dramatization of the French army's atrocity against its own soldiers during World War I, was the signpost, the first film to unite the major themes of the rest of Kubrick's career. Here the director's fondness for limning human hypocrisy and cynicism, his meticulous attention to detail, and the frequently bitter irony of his narrative are brought sharply into focus in an almost clinical gaze.

This restoration, which derives in great part from the original camera negative, underscores the harshness and beauty of Kubrick's frame."

—Cheng-Sim Lim, UCLA Festival of Preservation (2004)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Kubrick’s stirring drama of French soldiers in World War I, sacrificed by their own commanders, is a tour de force starring Kirk Douglas.

35mm, b/w, 86 min.