Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger,
“A film is—or should be—more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later,” Stanley Kubrick said. The Oscar-winning soundtrack of Barry Lyndon features Irish traditional music and military marches, along with baroque and classical themes by Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Schubert, and Paisiello. Kubrick’s impressive historical drama of the travails of a young Irishman (Ryan O’Neal) who is determined to make a life for himself as a wealthy nobleman is a beloved cinematic fable made with extraordinary attention to visual and aural design.