“I’ll see you in court!” is this month’s theme. A courtroom is about as dramatic as it gets, folks. Competing interests in which only one side can win, and the power of the state is there to call the balls and strikes (allegedly). This week, Paul chose to interrogate that “allegedly” part. Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory (1957). Based on Humphrey Cobb’s novel, which was based on a true story, Paths of Glory follows a court-martial of three French soldiers accused of cowardice by proxy. Kirk Douglas plays the heroic/foolish Colonel Dax who defends them. This is Kubrick’s fourth film, and the themes and styles he would clarify over the following decades are just beginning.
This Month's Theme: I'll See You in Court
This Episode's Focus: Paths of Glory (1957)
Host's Choice: Paul Pakler
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Corey's Recipe Recommendations for This Episode: Most Popular Duck Dishes in France and Cognac Cocktails
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