Paths of Glory Review

Screen Shot 2015-08-22 at 7.10.55 PM    Paths of Glory is Kubrick’s first masterpiece that truly delved into the madness of war, followed by Full Metal Jacket which is still incredible, it still is incomparable to the genius of Paths of Glory. Like practically every Kubrick film the film looks beautiful, every frame is perfectly aligned to show you either the horrors of the trenches, the beauty of the general’s palaces, or the way our faces show emotion when expose to horrid situations. Then there’s the screenplay which is sensational, smart, dark, never sugarcoating, and always being honest about how brutal war is, and as much as I love All is Quiet on the Western Front, I believe Paths of Glory to be a superior film when speaking about WWI films, why? became of the ingenious way Kubrick wrote and brilliant way he directed everyone so when they delivered his words they’d have such a resounding effect, making the film even more powerful. The acting is top-notch from everybody, especially Douglas and the three soldiers, and to conclude this review I must talk about the depiction of the trench warfare which is one of the best I’ve seen on the screen, the way it moves alongside the soldiers and how you see their emotion change as they notice each time they take a step there’s less of them is just masterfully done. In conclusion Paths of Glory receives a 95 out of 100.

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