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Friday, July 11, 2014

In All Its 'Glory'

One of the greatest antiwar films ever--hell, one of the greatest of any film--airs tonight on Turner Classics (TCM) -- Kubrick's mid-1950s "Paths of Glory."  It's certainly in my all-time top ten.  Just look at the camerawork in the trailer. 

1 comment:

Rich said...

Agreed. Everyone wants to make "anti-war" movies, but nobody (but Stanley Kubrick) is a great enough artist to pull it off. And -- no spoilers -- a transcendent last moment in this great film.

The only film to match it for "has you weeping at the end" is Isao Takahata's "Grave of the Fireflies" -- an animated Japanese movie from Ghibli Studios that couldn't be more different in look, style and content -- but delivers the same "gut-punch."