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Paths of Glory

Released 1957
Distributor United Artists

Based on an actual incident, Stanley Kubrick’s scathing anti-war classic set in the mud-packed trenches of WWI is his first masterpiece, featuring an unforgettable ensemble of Hollywood actors at the top of their game. Bavaria stands in for France as Kubrick’s effortlessly mobile camera prowls the trenches as with the elan of a  Max Ophuls. With one of the great endings of all time. If you don’t tear up, you’re made of stone.

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About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal House, The Blues BrothersAn American Werewolf In LondonTrading Places, Schlock, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night, The Stupids, Innocent Blood, Coming To America, Burke & Hare, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Black Or White among many other films, commercials and extensive work in television. He was the Executive Producer and often director of HBO's celebrated series Dream On, and contributed two movies to the Masters of Horror series, Deer Woman and Family. His feature length documentaries Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO, and Slasher on IFC.