Film Screening: Kubrick’s Paths of Glory


From the Friends of Wesleyan Library,


Screening: Stanley Kubrick’s “Paths of Glory” (1957)

Thursday September 9, 2010 – 8 pm, Goldsmith Family Cinema

The futility and irony of the war in the trenches in WWI is shown as a unit commander in the French army must deal with the mutiny of his men and a glory-seeking general after part of his force falls back under fire in an impossible attack.” (

This screening is part of “The Adaptation Series” a collaboration between The Friends of the Wesleyan Library and the Center for Film Studies exploring the translation of literary texts to the screen.  The film will be preceded by brief introductory remarks by Erhard Konerding, Government Documents Librarian, and Marc Longenecker ’03, Programming and Technical Manager, on WWI and Kubrick’s visualization of Humphrey Cobb’s novel.

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