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Paths of Glory

Opens Friday, May 2, 2014 Synopsis: Adapting Humphrey Cobb's novel to the screen, director Stanley Kubrick and his collaborators Calder Willingham and Jim Thompson set out to make a devastating anti-war statement, and they succeeded above and beyond the call of duty. In the third year of World War I, the erudite but morally bankrupt French general Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his troops to seize the heavily fortified "Ant Hill" from the Germans. General Mireau (George MacReady) knows that this action will be suicidal, but he will sacrfice his men to enhance his own reputation. Against his better judgment, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) leads the charge, and the results are appalling. When, after witnessing the slaughter of their comrades, a handful of the French troops refuse to leave the trenches, Mireau very nearly orders the artillery to fire on his own men. Still smarting from the defeat, Mireau cannot admit to himself that the attack was a bad idea from the outset: he convinces himself that loss of Ant Hill was due to the cowardice of his men. Mireau demands that three soldiers be selected by lot to be executed as an example to rest of the troops. Acting as defense attorney, Colonel Dax pleads eloquently for the lives of the unfortunate three, but their fate is a done deal. Even an eleventh-hour piece of evidence proving Mireau's incompetence is ignored by the smirking Broulard, who is only interested in putting on a show of bravado. A failure when first released (it was banned outright in France for several years), Paths of Glory has since taken its place in the pantheon of classic war movies, its message growing only more pertinent and potent with each passing year (it was especially popular during the Vietnam era). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Gimme a smile: Thankful for Thanksgiving

This is the season of giving thanks. I am thankful for Thanksgiving. In the pantheon of American holidays, this one stands alone. It is the only holiday that I can celebrate without stressing out.Thanksgiving...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-12-01/gimme-smile-thankful-thanksgiving
Neighbors
Off the Beaten Path: In defense of slogging

...and makes me more cognizant of the world I'm traveling through. Slogging will likely become the next big thing in the pantheon of outdoor activities once everyone realizes how boring skiing, climbing and whitewater kayaking are. In preparation for...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-17/beaten-path-defense-slogging
Outdoors
'A view of the Ocean' chronicles a mother's demise

"A View of the Ocean" by Jan de Hartog; Pantheon ($17.95) --- The Dutch novelist and playwright Jan de Hartog is too little known in the United States, even though he lived...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012508/boo_240253890.shtml
Wash. St. Cougars grasps the Leach plan

...letters emblazoned on black, "Play The Next Play.?"As slogans go, that's not likely to find a place in the Pac-12 pantheon along with "Fight On" or "Bear Down" but it's still a fitting one for the Cougars, as they try to shed years of all...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-18/wash-st-cougars-grasps-leach-plan
Sports
R.A. Dickey, David Price win Cy Young awards

...and Price won baseball's Cy Young awards on Wednesday - one by a wide margin, the other in a tight vote.Two paths to the pantheon of pitching have rarely been more different."Isn't that awesome?" said Dickey, the first knuckleballer to win a Cy...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-11-15/ra-dickey-david-price-win-cy-young-awa
Sports
David Stern to retire as NBA Commissioner in 2014

...establishment of the WNBA and the NBA Development League."There is no debate that David Stern has earned his spot in the pantheon of sports commissioners. Deservedly, his name and reputation will always be synonymous with the phenomenal growth and success...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-10-26/david-stern-retire-nba-commissioner-20
Sports
Pledge OK, but not on PA

...certain religion. This is true for all religions that worship one god, but what of the other religions that may have an entire pantheon (Hinduism) or no central god at all (most Buddhist sects)? But again this brings us back to the fact that every morning...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011404/let_pledge.shtml
Opinion
Life can be tough as an Irish warrior

...David Hunsaker and Andy Ferguson will perform as musicians. Elmore called Cuchulain a complicated character. ``In the pantheon of warriors and lovers in world mythology, those two qualities never came together quite the same as with him,'' said Elmore...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080300/Ent_irish.html
Entertainment
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...David Hunsaker and Andy Ferguson will perform as musicians. Elmore called Cuchulain a complicated character. ``In the pantheon of warriors and lovers in world mythology, those two qualities never came together quite the same as with him,'' said Elmore...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080300/Ent_irish.shtml

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