Saturday, March 24, 2018

Film #39: Paths of Glory

The second film in the marathon was Paths of Glory, another early Kubrick film from the 50s. This one tells the tale of the politics between military ranks following an order being given to storm a hill with a team not in the right state to do so. Is it right to send guys to their deaths?

Kirk Douglas is the recognisable actor in this, and the plot is another good one with some great trench scenes clashed with the palatial settings that the senior ranks talk in.

I'm not a fan of war movies, but I enjoyed this one more for the relationships between the characters.
The sing-a-long ending is an odd way to finish the film but it was a tune that people in our screening were still whistling later in the night.

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