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From Stanley Kubrick, starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready
Paths of Glory is a 1957 anti-war film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Set during World War I, the film follows a French army colonel, Dax (Kirk Douglas), who is ordered to lead his men on a suicidal mission to capture a heavily guarded German position. Though the mission is a failure, the French High Command refuses to accept responsibility, and instead scapegoats three randomly chosen soldiers and orders their execution. Dax attempts to save them, but his efforts prove futile. The film is an indictment of the brutality and futility of war, and is considered by many to be one of Kubrick's best works. Through its use of stark black and white cinematography, and its unflinching depiction of the horrors of war, it effectively conveys the horrors of war and its impact on the soldiers who fight it.
From David Lean, starring Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins
Lawrence of Arabia is an epic adventure film directed by David Lean and starring Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence. The film is based on the life of British Army Officer T.E. Lawrence and his involvement in the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks in World War I. The film details Lawrence's journey from an unassuming soldier to a legendary figure as he helps rally the Arabs to fight a common enemy. Along the way, Lawrence must also confront his own internal struggles. The film also stars Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, and Jose Ferrer. Lawrence of Arabia is a sweeping, sweeping epic that showcases the beauty of the Arabian desert and Lean's meticulous attention to detail. It has been widely praised for its cinematography, performances, and its accurate depiction of the time period. The film won several major awards, including seven Oscars, and continues to be widely considered one of the greatest films of all time.
From Lewis Milestone, starring Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy
All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American war drama film based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name. Directed by Lewis Milestone, the film tells the story of a group of German schoolboys who join the army during World War I and the horrors they experience in the trenches. After experiencing the horrors of war, they become disillusioned and struggle to survive while trying to maintain their morale. The novel and film depict the psychological and physical effects of war on the young men's lives. The film was a critical and commercial success, winning two Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture in 1930.
From Dalton Trumbo, starring Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards
Johnny Got His Gun is a 1971 American drama anti-war film written and directed by Dalton Trumbo based on his novel of the same name. The story follows Joe, a young American soldier severely injured during World War I, who is left an amnesiac quadruple amputee with no limbs, eyes, ears, nose, or mouth. Through a series of flashbacks, Joe remembers his life and his loved ones, and gradually comes to understand his dire circumstances. Joe's reflections on life, death, love, and war culminate in a plea for peace and understanding. The film is a powerful condemnation of World War I and a plea for peace and understanding.
From Christian Carion, starring Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Natalie Dessay
Joyeux Noël is a 2005 war drama film based on the true story of the World War I Christmas truce of December 1914, depicted through the eyes of French, Scottish and German soldiers. On Christmas Eve, a French opera singer, Anna Sörensen, comes to the German trenches to give a performance. At the same time, a Scottish soldier and his bagpipe is heard from the British trenches. In the spirit of Christmas, the soldiers from the different sides call for a temporary ceasefire and meet in the no man's land between the trenches to exchange gifts and carols, including a soccer game. As news of this truce spreads, the generals on each side try to put a stop to the event, but to no avail. As the soldiers prepare to return to their respective trenches, they exchange heartfelt goodbyes. The film ends with a montage of different images of the soldiers, and Anna singing “Silent Night” in the background.
From Jean-Pierre Jeunet, starring Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon
"A Very Long Engagement" is a romantic thriller set in the French countryside during World War I. It follows the story of a young woman named Mathilde (Audrey Tautou) who is searching for her fiancé Manech (Gaspard Ulliel) who was sent to fight in the war. Through her journey, she meets a variety of colorful characters who join her in her search. Ultimately, she discovers a mystery surrounding Manech's disappearance that puts her and her new friends in danger. Along her journey, Mathilde learns to trust her intuition and discovers the true strength of her love for Manech.
From Peter Weir, starring Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins
From Steven Spielberg, starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch
From Tony Bill, starring James Franco, Jean Reno, Jennifer Decker, Scott Hazell
From William Boyd, starring Paul Nicholls, Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Danny Dyer
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