Paths of Glory

When Stanley Kubrick is brought up in many modern cinema discussions, films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clockwork Orange, and The Shining usually dominate the conversation. While these films each have indelible merit (2001 being one of the finest films in the history of cinema), their popularity diminish the relevance of Kubrick’s earlier works. Although Dr. Strangelove has seen resurgence among a much younger crowd, films like The Killing, Spartacus and Lolita become overshadowed by a brilliant directorial oeuvre. Paths of Glory is one of Stanley Kubrick’s most powerful films. With the dark humor that would permeate Dr. Strangelove, and incredible camera movement and staging that he would further perfect in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Paths of Glory is one of the highest achievements in Kubrick’s legacy.

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