History Film / PathsOfGlory

20th Feb '18 12:14:42 PM thestor
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* KarmaHoudini: It's implied that Mireau will probably escape his inquiry without any bad consequences. As it turns out, his RealLife inspiration Géraud Réveilhac ultimately got stripped of his command for continuing to make bad decisions, and when the press finally caught wind of the orders to fire on his own men and the executions after the war he was publicly disgraced.

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* KarmaHoudini: It's implied that Mireau will probably escape his inquiry without any bad consequences. As it turns out, his RealLife inspiration Géraud Réveilhac ultimately got stripped of his command for continuing to make bad decisions, and when the press finally caught wind of the orders to fire on his own men and the executions after the war he was publicly disgraced. Though he died peacefully in his bed, so trope played straight?


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*** Then again, the movie is based on a real incident, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souain_corporals_affair Souain corporals affair]].
18th Feb '18 9:25:47 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* UnfriendlyFire

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* UnfriendlyFireUnfriendlyFire:
** The beginning of the film an infantry soldier is accidentally killed by his fellow's grenade and his death is covered up by saying he was killed by machine gun fire.
** General Mireau orders the French artillery to fire ''on his own men'' after failing to attack "the Anthill", an attack ''he himself'' opposed until he was offered a promotion, and was only thwarted when the artillery commander decided to start BotheringByTheBook and demand the request to be presented in writing.
12th Feb '18 12:54:01 AM Ezclee4050
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* KarmaHoudini: It's implied that Mireau will probably escape his inquiry without any bad consequences. As it turns out, his RealLife inspiration Géraud Réveilhac ultimately got stripped of his command for continuing to make bad decisions, and when the press finally caught wind of the orders to fire on his own men and the executions after the war he was publicly disgraced.
10th Feb '18 2:28:54 AM Ezclee4050
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** That scar was not the work of a makeup artist - George Macready picked it up at a young age in an automobile accident.

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** That scar was not the work of a makeup artist - George Macready picked it up at a young age in an automobile accident. In most of Macready's films the makeup people tried to minimize it, but Kubrick makes a point of emphasizing it here.
10th Feb '18 2:16:17 AM Ezclee4050
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* LargeHam:
** George Macready ramps up the melodrama as General Mireau, but it [[DramaQueen fits the character]] well.
** Surprisingly, master ham Timothy Carey is fairly subdued as Ferol, at least until [[spoiler:execution time]].
10th Feb '18 2:09:35 AM Ezclee4050
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* VideoCredits: Interestingly, in reverse billing order, with Kirk Douglas featured last.
9th Feb '18 3:02:49 PM Ezclee4050
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''Paths of Glory'' (1957) is an early Creator/StanleyKubrick film and also one of his most critically acclaimed.

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''Paths of Glory'' (1957) is an early Creator/StanleyKubrick film and also one of his most critically acclaimed. \n It's an adaptation of a 1935 novel by Humphrey Cobb, with a screenplay by Kubrick, Creator/JimThompson and Calder Willingham.
12th Jan '18 11:26:05 PM nero666
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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A9raud_R%C3%A9veilhac General Reveilhac]], on whom the character of General Mireau is based, ''was'' even worse in the RealLife.

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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A9raud_R%C3%A9veilhac org/wiki/Geraud_Reveilhac General Reveilhac]], on whom the character of General Mireau is based, ''was'' even worse in the RealLife.
22nd Dec '17 3:01:59 AM R1pley
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* ForegoneConclusion: The French top brass wants to have the three innocent conscripts shot at any price. No matter what colonel Dax had dane, he would not have managed to save his men from execution.

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* ForegoneConclusion: The French top brass wants to have the three innocent conscripts shot at any price. No matter what colonel Dax had dane, done, he would not have managed to save his men from execution.
23rd Nov '17 2:52:44 PM MackWylde
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* GrayAndGreyMorality: Despite this movie fitting into the AristocratsAreEvil trope, the film still fits this trope.
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