Barry Lyndon (1975)
Critic Consensus: Cynical, ironic, and suffused with seductive natural lighting, Barry Lyndon is a complex character piece of a hapless man doomed by Georgian society.
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as Lady Honoria Lyndon
as Chevalier de Balibari
as Capt. Potzdorf
as Lord Ludd
as Capt. Quin
as Capt. Grogan
as German Girl
as Barry's Mother
as Sir Charles Lyndon
as Reverend Runt
as Lord Bullingdon
as Lord Bullingdon as a Child
as Brian Lyndon
as Lord Wendover
as Recruiting Soldier
as King George III
as Seamus Feeny
as Lt. Jonathan Fakenham
as Sir Richard
as Dr. Broughton
as British Soldier
as British Soldier
as Prince of Tübingen
as Colonel Bulow
as Barry's Second
as Lord Hallam
as Horse Seller
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Critic Reviews for Barry Lyndon
The sense of torpor simultaneously helps to call attention to the painterly beauty of the images-widescreen compositions evoking the light and coloring of 18th century paintings-and the grim, fatalistic determinism of the narrative...
Barry Lyndon is, despite its rigorous construction, also among Kubrick's more emotionally engaged films.
The wonderfully dry and witty narration is from Thackeray, delivered by Michael Horder.
As leisurely as it is painterly, this is a masterclass in cinematography - famously, Kubrick used nothing but natural light in all but a few scenes. Don't miss the chance to watch it in a cinema.
Every frame of every battle scene or courtly interlude is exhaustively and exquisitely detailed.
Audience Reviews for Barry Lyndon
Visually as close as you'll get to seeing an masterpiece oil painting brought to vivid realization, the story concerns an impressionable young man who desires a better social class for himself which, as we all know, is easier said than done. Class struggle then, in spades, that boasts a pace and music score keeping with the era portrayed (If classical music makes you fidgety this may not be for you!). But the minute observations into societal pretense are a refreshing relevation. Enjoyable.
A fabulous picaresque tale - satirical and tragic - in which we see Kubrick make every splendid shot look like an authentic 18th-century painting while using a cynical and essentially cold approach to recount a long series of barely connected episodes in our anti-hero's ill-fated life.
My favorite Kubrick film by far. Epic story with fine costumes and sets -- and a soundtrack to die for.
Barry Lyndon Quotes
|Lord Bullingdon:||Don't you think he fits my shoes very well Your Ladyship?|
|Narrator:||Barry had resolved never to see Nora again, but such resolutions, though they may be steadfastly held for a whole week, are abandoned in a few moments of despair.|
|Redmond Barry (Barry Lyndon):||"but I am not sorry and shall not apologize, and I'll soon go to Dublin as to Hell."|
|Lord Ludd:||"but I am not sorry and shall not apologize, and I'll soon go to Dublin as to Hell."|