“You Don’t Win, You Survive”: A Guide to Charles Burnett’s Shorter Films
Some of the LA Rebellion icon’s most politically and emotionally resonant stories can be found in his small-scale works, which have long stood in the shadow of his feature films.
Paths of Glory: “We Have Met the Enemy . . .”
The ceremony of execution, seen against the background of the château, gains impact from Kubrick’s deliberate pacing and dynamic manipulation of wide-angle perspectives. The camera advances slowly and inexorably toward the three stakes where the m…