Thursday, September 5, 2013

Philosophical Films are Back! First up: "Paths of Glory"

Fall is upon us and we have two philosophical film nights at the Campus Theatre planned for the term as part of Bucknell's Film/Media screenings series. 

The first will be on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:30PM ($2 admission) and will be Stanley Kubric's second Hollywood film, "Paths of Glory" (1957): a scathing portrayal of modern warfare. Colonel Dax (Douglas) faces an impossible mission and an apparently impossible moral situation in a story based on a true 1916 incident of French soldiers facing court-martial and execution for the failure of a suicidal infantry attack against superior German forces. 

Professor Leddington and I will be leading a post-screening discussion about moral dilemmas. Hope you'll come out for an amazing and thought-provoking classic and an interesting discussion.

The second film — so you can mark your calendars now — will be another Kubric classic: "2001: A Space Odyssey" on November 19th. Think of it as a mini-Kubric marathon. . . .