While Kubrick and writers Calder Willingham and Jim Thompson have changed the focus and toned down some of his narrative’s brutality, Cobb yet remains the ultimate source of the film’s drama and of most of its ideas.
Paths of Glory
Paths of Glory finds Kubrick dealing in the wider realm of ideas with a relevance to man and society. Without casting off any of his innate irony and skepticism, the director declares his allegiance to his fellow men.
Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Paths of Glory’ (1957) is much more than an antiwar film; it is as much about the necessary absurdity of the human condition as about the contingent horror of war
To a certain extent, this forthright picture has the impact of hard reality, mainly because its frank avowal of agonizing, uncompensated injustice is pursued to the bitter, tragic end.
Paths of Glory is the work of a brilliant young professional who is easing himself into the more difficult teaches of his job.
Il film di Kubrick “Paths of Glory” visto nel contesto della cinematografia più critica verso la Grande Guerra
Not the least of the virtues of Stanley Kubrick’s movie version of Paths of Glory is that it has been a chief help in rescuing Humphrey Cobb’s 1935 novel— now appearing, as they say, on your neighborhood book-stand.
Saggio monografico del 1971 – ormai quasi introvabile – dedicato al film di Stanley Kubrick “Orizzonti di Gloria”
Of Stanley Kubrick’s seven feature-length films, three, including two of the best, have been explicitly concerned with militarism and war. The most recent of these, Dr. Strangelove, has made Kubrick the darling of the Ban-the-Bomb movements, being widely taken as a satirical demolition of those who have “stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb.”
Essay by Andrew Kelly published in “Cinema and The Great War”
Contributi critici del regista cinematografico Michelangelo Antonioni, del critico letterario Giulio Cattaneo, dello storico del cinema Fausto Montesanti e dello sceneggiatore Giorgio Prosperi. Con una nota critica di Lino Del Fra.
Recensione del film di Stanley Kubrick “Orizzonti di Gloria”, scritta da Guido Aristarco per la rivista Cinema Nuovo
François Truffaut reviews Stanley Kubrick’s “Paths of Glory”
Essay by Eric Eaton published in “Stanley Kubrick: Essays on His Films and Legacy”
Saggio critico di Enrico Ghezzi su “Orizzonti di Gloria”, pubblicato nel numero monografico su Stanley Kubrick della collana Il Castoro Cinema
The origin of King and Country was an actual incident in World War I involving a young enlisted man who was executed for desertion.
Review of Stanley Kubrick’s movie “Paths of Glory”, published by Sight and Sound in 1957