George Hickenlooper on

Paths of Glory

Released 1957
Distributor United Artists

Based on an actual incident, Kubrick’s powerful anti-war classic is his first masterpiece, featuring an unforgettable ensemble of Hollywood actors at the top of their game. Bavaria stands in for WWI France and the trench warfare scenes are the most harrowing ever. With one of the great endings of all time. If you don’t tear up, you’re made of stone.

About George Hickenlooper

Writer-director George Hickenlooper‘s feature film credits include Factory Girl, about Andy Warhol and his muse, Edie Sedgwick; the internationally acclaimed documentary, Mayor of the Sunset Strip, the psycho-sexual drama The Man from Elysian FieldsThe Big Brass Ring, a political thriller adapted from an Orson Welles screenplay, and Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse for which George received a directing Emmy.  His interest in movies and filmmaking began in childhood – stemming in part from his Great Uncle’s (conductor Leopold Stokowski) involvement with Disney’s Fantasia. On October 30, 2010, George died suddenly in Colorado while prepping for the Denver Film Fest premiere of his last film, Casino Jack. All of us connected to this site will always treasure our relationship with George, a true cinema buff who revered film history enough to join us here at Trailers from Hell.