Monday, 5 May 2014

Paths of Glory Re-Release

5 Star early Stanley Kubrick Genius, back on the Big Screen.

Paths of Glory is hitting the silver screens once more, as we hit the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First World War.
Beautifully restored this 1957 Black and White War film shows the struggles of the French army against the Hun, fought across the no-man's land where a hundred yards gain may take 100,000 men, but these are the hard decisions the generals have to make and this is the job Colonel Dax, (Kirk Douglas, Spartacus) is charged with "Take the Ant Hill".A German held high point that has been cutting the French troops to bits for months.
Based more on the futility of war rather than the glory of it, this masterpiece of cinematography shows the genius of Kubrick, (2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket) at the tender age of 28.
With men at breaking point and bullets and bombs flying all around the intensity of this film has you rooting for the men under the charge of Col Dax rather than those further back sending the orders.
A must see
Now Back in Selected Cinemas
CountryCity / TownCinemaDate
United KingdomBirminghamMAC BirminghamTue 20 May - Thu 22 May
United KingdomBradfordNational Media MuseumFri 23 May - Wed 28 May
United KingdomBristolWatershed Arts Trust LtdFri 23 May - Thu 29 May
United KingdomBury St EdmundsAbbeygate PicturehouseSat 17 May
United KingdomGlasgowGlasgow Film TheatreMon 05 May - Wed 07 May
United KingdomLondonBFI SouthbankFri 02 May - Thu 15 May
United KingdomTotnesBarn Theatre - Dartington HallTue 20 May - Wed 21 May 

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