I argue that in his 1957 film Paths of Glory, Stanley Kubrick utilized the theological categories of Reinhold Niebuhr's 1944 book with the primary title of The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness. In so doing, Kubrick used his film as a way to both glance backward at the first half of his century and anticipate its final decades. Kubrick's primary characters embody the full range of Niebuhr's categories, accentuated even more starkly through elements of Kubrick's directorial style. I shall be glad to answer questions that any readers may have.
Adams, Richmond B.
"Mission (Not) Accomplished: Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Light and Darkness,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol11/iss1/4