Film and Poster of the Day: Paths of Glory (1957)

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Directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou and Ralph Meeker.

“NOW THE SCREEN BLASTS OPEN THE BOMBSHELL STORY OF A COLONEL WHO LED HIS REGIMENT INTO HELL AND BACK – WHILE THEIR MADDENED GENERAL WAITED FOR THEM – WITH A FIRING SQUAD!”

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“I PITY YOU.”

SAINT-AUBAN: DID YOU URGE YOUR FELLOW SOLDIERS FORWARD?

ARNAUD: MOST OF THEM WERE DEAD OR WOUNDED BEFORE THEY GOT THREE STEPS BEYOND THE TRENCHES.

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“IF THOSE LITTLE SWEETHEARTS DON’T FACE GERMAN BULLETS, THEY’LL FACE FRENCH ONES!”

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“LOOKING OVER YOUR RIFLE, I SEE? WELL, THAT’S THE WAY. IT’S A SOLDIER’S BEST FRIEND. YOU BE GOOD TO IT AND IT WILL ALWAYS BE GOOD TO YOU.”

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PARIS: YOU SEE THAT COCKROACH? TOMORROW MORNING WE’LL BE DEAD AND IT’LL BE ALIVE. IT WILL HAVE MORE CONTACT WITH MY WIFE AND CHILD THAN I WILL. I’LL BE NOTHING AND IT’LL BE ALIVE.

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PRIEST: HAVE FAITH IN YOUR CREATOR – DEATH COMES TO US ALL.

ARNAUD: THAT’S REALLY DEEP!

posted by Dixie Turner

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