Paths of Glory Summary
Paths of Glory is set during World War I after France has driven the Germans back from Paris. The trenches stretch five hundred miles, and every few yards that the French have recovered cost hundreds of thousands of lives. General Paul Mireau is visited by General George Broulard, who tells him that they are planning to make a breakthrough to gain the Ant Hill.
George has orders to take the position by the next day, but Paul doesn't want to help. George then tells Paul that he is up for a promotion, and Paul realizes that this could determine his fate. Paul doesn't want to risk his men for his reputation. However, he convinces himself that his men can do anything, even win a seemingly impossible battle, when they are aroused to fight.
The next morning, Paul visits the trenches and meets several of...
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Paths of Glory Film Summary
Stanley Kubrick Biographies (3)
2,165 words, approx. 8 pages
Although he first won acclaim for films he made during the 1950s such as Spartacus and Lolita, director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) is best known for his later work, including Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A...
6,586 words, approx. 22 pages
In a career spanning nearly half a century, a director might be expected to create one or perhaps two memorable films. However, by the time of his death in 1999, screenwriter-director Stanley Kubrick ...
3,440 words, approx. 12 pages
Stanley Kubrick is an exceptional filmmaker whose control over his films is so complete that it extends from the supervision of every production detail to the planning of elaborate advertising and dis...
Essays & Analysis (2)
279 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Gavin Lambert
There is much in [Paths of Glory] that powerfully illustrates the physical horrors of war, but even more impressive and frightening is the study of its social structure...
273 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Jonathan Baumbach
In an age characterized on the one hand by a cult of happy mediocrity and on the other by the growing power, prestige, and necessity of the military, Paths of Glory...