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Barry Lyndon

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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.

  • Stanley Kubrick
Based On
  • the story “The Luck of Barry Lyndon, Esq., A Romance of the Last Century” by William Makepeace Thackeray

  • John Alcott
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 184 mins
  • Warner Bros. Classics

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Barry Lyndon (review), Time Out New York, Mike D'Angelo, 2000

Endless summer (review), Village Voice, J. Hoberman, 2000

Barry Lyndon (article), Sight and Sound, Penelope Houston, 1976

Barry Lyndon (press kit), Warner Bros., 1976

Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (distributor materials), Warner Bros., 1975

Barry Lyndon (distributor materials), Warner Bros., 1975

Critic at large : A rake's lack of progress (review), Los Angeles Times, Charles Champlin, 1975

On film : Not a Gainsborough (review), Soho Weekly News, Roger Greenspun, 1975

Barry Lyndon (review), Variety, A. D. Murphy, 1975

Films in focus : What makes Barry run? (review), Village Voice, Andrew Sarris, 1975

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