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Orizzonti di gloria e il canone del cinema bellico (1957)
Titolo Rivista: MEMORIA E RICERCA  
Autori/Curatori: Giaime Alonge 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2015 Fascicolo: 49  Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  16 P. 55-70 Dimensione file:  195 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MER2015-049005
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Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory (1957) is the first relevant American film on World War I after Howard Hawks’ Sergeant York (1941). Inevitably, World War Two, and the subsequent Cold War (with its "hot moment" in Korea), totally re-orienteered the war movie genre, that in the thirties had flourished mainly on the memory - mediated by the "war books boom" of the late twenties - of the Great War. When he chooses to go back to the 1914-18 conflict, Kubrick deliberately goes back to the pre-World War Two canon, epitomized by Lewis Milestone’s All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). But at the same time, Paths of Glory represents the beginning of a new canon. Telling the story of a grotesque court-martial trial in a first line French infantry division, Kubrick depicts the Great War as the quintessence of every possible mass mechanized conflict, posing the founding stones of a canon which is still productive today.

Keywords: Adaptation; Stanley Kubrick; militarism; pacifism; war movie; war novel.

Giaime Alonge, in "MEMORIA E RICERCA " 49/2015, pp. 55-70, DOI:10.3280/MER2015-049005


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