Paths of Glory and others: How World War I has been remembered in film
Sunday 3 August
2 - 4pm, Learning Space B
Some believe Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory to be the best film ever made about the First World War. The true horror of war is exposed when soldiers face the death sentence to placate the failiure of the best laid plans of the Officers. The film also demonstrates the film making techniques we have come to associate with Kubrick.
This two hour session with Laurence Staig will look at the representation of the First World War in Paths of Glory and other films which remember the Great War. Study examples will include All Quiet on the Western Front, and less familiar titles such as Fraulein Doktor, Francesco Rosi's Many Wars Ago (Uomini Contro) and Howard Hawks' Segeant York.
Laurence is an Adult and Higher Education lecturer and author. His career has spanned many different roles in arts, festivals and teaching. He is co-author of the first ever book published about the Italian Western, and creator of the much used descriptor of the genre: The Opera of Violence.
£5, £3.50 concessions; £3 to members, booking essential.
Special ticket price for both the lecture and Paths of Glory film screening on Wednesday 6 August at 7.30pm: £7, £5 concessions; £4 to members. To book this offer please call Front of House on 01206 577 067