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Paths of Glory (1957)

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Stanley Kubrick’s greatest achievement, easily. Paths of Glory is dark, terse and brutal but it still remains one of the greatest anti-war films of all time. 85 more words

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Film and Poster of the Day: Paths of Glory (1957)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou and Ralph Meeker.

“NOW THE SCREEN BLASTS OPEN THE BOMBSHELL STORY OF A COLONEL WHO LED HIS REGIMENT INTO HELL AND BACK – WHILE THEIR MADDENED GENERAL WAITED FOR THEM – WITH A FIRING SQUAD!” 130 more words

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One of the long running themes of this blog has been my lack of gainful employment and the search thereof. Well, things have changed. About three weeks ago I was looking through Craig’s List on one of my regular job hunting days and found a few positions worth wasting electrons on and duly applied. 689 more words

Four Frames - Ace In The Hole (1951)

This is my latest contribution to The Big Picture, the internationally recognised website that shows film in a wider context. It’s awards season and… 628 more words

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"War Wagon" movie trailer (1967)

It is unusual from the modern point of view to see a movie trailer that has the main actors talking about the movie and I don’t think it’s an efficient way to present a movie, but I believe this one used the approach to it’s advantage.

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Ace In The Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951)

Billy Wilder’s 1951 film Ace In The Hole (also known as “The Big Carnival”) was a commercial and critical failure on release, despite the big names attached to it. 506 more words

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THE PATHS OF GLORY (1957)

A film by Stanley Kubric

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou

This film was banned in France (until 1975) for its negative portrayal of the French army. 362 more words

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