BARRY LYNDON

1975 ***** 185 mins.

This film is, without a doubt, the most beautiful thing on the face of the planet. This film was filmed with rear-projection cameras from the late '40s, which were fitted with lenses developed for NASA, thereby allowing scenes to be filmed in natural light. The result: a moving 18th Century painting titled Barry Lyndon. Ryan O'Neal plays Redmond Barry, a poor boy without "a guinea in the world." The film is, simply, a rakes progress story about this young man's life. His trials and tribulations with love, military, money, and raising a son. The beauty, pacing, and majesty of this film empower the viewer with a brilliance that no other film can compare with.
Kubrick approved aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Rated PG for sexuality/nudity and violence.

Starring:
Ryan O'Neal + Maris Berenson + Patrick Magee + Hardy Kruger + Diana Koerner + Leon Vitali + Philip Stone + Steven Berkoff

Based on the Novel by
William Makepeace Thackeray

Written for the Screen and Directed by
Stanley Kubrick


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BARRY LYNDON in The Criterion Collection

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