Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

Director: Stanley Kubrick

1975, UK, USA, 185 minutes, 35mm, PG

Language: English

Cast: Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee

Distributor: Warner Bros Entertainment

Program Notes

Kubrick 90
Beginning July 26th, the SNF Parkway celebrates Stanley Kubrick’s would-be 90th birthday with a retrospective of the master filmmaker’s invaluable contributions to the history of cinema. The series will occur twice monthly and will showcase each of the director’s films in turn.

How does an Irish lad without prospects become part of 18th-century English nobility? For Barry Lyndon (Ryan O’Neal) the answer is: any way he can!

His climb to wealth and privilege is the enthralling focus of this sumptuous Stanley Kubrick version of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel. For this ravishing, slyly satiric winner of four Academy Awards, Kubrick found inspiration in the works of the era’s painters. Costumes and sets were crafted in the era’s designs and pioneering lenses were developed to shoot interiors and exteriors in natural light.

The result is a cutting-edge movie bringing a historical period to vivid screen life like no other film before or since.


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