History Film / PathsOfGlory

6th Aug '17 9:00:17 PM Mdumas43073
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During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, French Army General Mireau (George Macready), seeking a promotion from his superior General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou), orders a hopeless attack by his depleted division against a strongly fortified German position. When the attack quickly fails with heavy losses, the enraged general tries to shift the blame for the loss to his soldiers and orders three men to be tried under penalty of death for cowardice, opposed only by his subordinate Colonel Dax (Creator/KirkDouglas), who seeks to save the lives of his men.

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During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, French Army General Mireau (George Macready), seeking a promotion from his superior General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou), orders a hopeless attack by his depleted division against a strongly fortified German position. When the attack quickly fails with heavy losses, the enraged general Mireau tries to shift the blame for the loss to his soldiers and orders three men to be tried under penalty of death for cowardice, opposed only by his subordinate Colonel Dax (Creator/KirkDouglas), who seeks to save the lives of his men.
6th Aug '17 8:59:24 PM Mdumas43073
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''Paths of Glory'' (1957) is an early Creator/StanleyKubrick's film and also one of his most critically acclaimed.

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''Paths of Glory'' (1957) is an early Creator/StanleyKubrick's Creator/StanleyKubrick film and also one of his most critically acclaimed.
6th Aug '17 8:58:44 PM Mdumas43073
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6th Aug '17 8:52:56 PM Mdumas43073
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During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, French General Mireau (George Macready), seeking a promotion from his superior General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou), orders a hopeless attack by his depleted division against a strongly fortified German position. When the attack quickly fails with heavy losses, the enraged general tries to shift the blame for the loss to his soldiers and orders three men to be tried under penalty of death for cowardice, opposed only by his subordinate Colonel Dax (Creator/KirkDouglas), who seeks to save the lives of his men.

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During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, French Army General Mireau (George Macready), seeking a promotion from his superior General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou), orders a hopeless attack by his depleted division against a strongly fortified German position. When the attack quickly fails with heavy losses, the enraged general tries to shift the blame for the loss to his soldiers and orders three men to be tried under penalty of death for cowardice, opposed only by his subordinate Colonel Dax (Creator/KirkDouglas), who seeks to save the lives of his men.
6th Aug '17 8:52:09 PM Mdumas43073
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A French general during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, seeking a promotion, orders a hopeless attack by his depleted division against a strongly fortified German position. When the attack quickly fails with heavy losses, the enraged general tries to shift the blame for the loss to his soldiers and orders three men to be tried under penalty of death for cowardice, opposed only by his subordinate Colonel Dax (Creator/KirkDouglas), who seeks to save the lives of his men.

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A French general during During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, French General Mireau (George Macready), seeking a promotion, promotion from his superior General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou), orders a hopeless attack by his depleted division against a strongly fortified German position. When the attack quickly fails with heavy losses, the enraged general tries to shift the blame for the loss to his soldiers and orders three men to be tried under penalty of death for cowardice, opposed only by his subordinate Colonel Dax (Creator/KirkDouglas), who seeks to save the lives of his men.
6th Aug '17 8:48:02 PM Mdumas43073
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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Comes from a famous stanza in Thomas Gray's ''Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard'' (1751):

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Comes from a famous stanza in Thomas Gray's ''Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard'' (1751):
6th Aug '17 8:45:04 PM Mdumas43073
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-->--- '''Colonel Dax''', quoting Creator/SamuelJohnson

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-->--- -->-- '''Colonel Dax''', quoting Creator/SamuelJohnson


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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Comes from a famous stanza in Thomas Gray's ''Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard'' (1751):
-->The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r,\\
And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave,\\
Awaits alike th' inevitable hour.\\
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
6th Aug '17 8:39:00 PM Mdumas43073
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->''Patriotism [...] the last refuge of a scoundrel, sir"'

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->''Patriotism ->''"Patriotism [...] the last refuge of a scoundrel, sir"'sir."''
10th Jun '17 3:02:39 PM nombretomado
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''Paths of Glory'' (1957) is an early [[Creator/StanleyKubrick Stanley Kubrick]]'s film and also one of his most critically acclaimed.

A French general during WorldWarOne, seeking a promotion, orders a hopeless attack by his depleted division against a strongly fortified German position. When the attack quickly fails with heavy losses, the enraged general tries to shift the blame for the loss to his soldiers and orders three men to be tried under penalty of death for cowardice, opposed only by his subordinate Colonel Dax (Creator/KirkDouglas), who seeks to save the lives of his men.

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''Paths of Glory'' (1957) is an early [[Creator/StanleyKubrick Stanley Kubrick]]'s Creator/StanleyKubrick's film and also one of his most critically acclaimed.

A French general during WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, seeking a promotion, orders a hopeless attack by his depleted division against a strongly fortified German position. When the attack quickly fails with heavy losses, the enraged general tries to shift the blame for the loss to his soldiers and orders three men to be tried under penalty of death for cowardice, opposed only by his subordinate Colonel Dax (Creator/KirkDouglas), who seeks to save the lives of his men.



* HollywoodHistory / HistoricalVillainUpgrade: A large part of the reason why this was panned in France for a long, long time; similarities between how the French military actually behaved in WorldWarOne and how they are portrayed here tend to be coincidental at best.

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* HollywoodHistory / HistoricalVillainUpgrade: A large part of the reason why this was panned in France for a long, long time; similarities between how the French military actually behaved in WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and how they are portrayed here tend to be coincidental at best.



** Notably averted in the non-technical aspects; one of the specific reasons why this infuriated the French Public was because it inaccurately portrayed the WorldWarOne French military doing things even the WorldWarTwo Soviet penal units would have balked at.

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** Notably averted in the non-technical aspects; one of the specific reasons why this infuriated the French Public was because it inaccurately portrayed the WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI French military doing things even the WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Soviet penal units would have balked at.
10th Feb '17 11:50:07 AM CumbersomeTercel
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