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An ESL / EFL Online Gap-Fill Quiz on Paths Of Glory






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Paths of Glory is a 1957 American -war film by Stanley Kubrick based on the of the same name by Humphrey Cobb. It is during the third year of World War I. The film Kirk Douglas as Colonel Dax, the commanding officer of French soldiers who refused to continue a suicidal attack. Dax attempts to defend his troops in court against a of cowardice. The movie did OK at the box when it was first released, though it did earn Kubrick much critical . However, active and retired soldiers were offended by the way the French military was portrayed and the French government placed enormous pressure on United Artists to not the film.

Paths of Glory has since taken its place in the list of war movies. Its message grows stronger with each year. It was especially during the Vietnam War era. The film was for a BAFTA Award under the category Best Film but lost to The Bridge on the River Kwai. The film also won a Jussi Awards' Diploma of merit. In 1959 the film was nominated for a Writers' Guild of America Award but again . During the production and release of the movie, Kirk Douglas experienced significant publicity and financial loss for his in the making of such an anti-war film. Nevertheless, he persisted in his and the film was made and released, to become a movie classic.



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