Rent Barry Lyndon (1975)

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Synopsis:
How does an Irish lad without prospects become part of 18th-century 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? Barry Lyndon endures as a cutting-edge movie that brings a historical period to vivid screen life like no other film before or since.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Stanley Kubrick
Voiced By:
Michael Hordern
Narrated By:
Michael Hordern
Writers:
Stanley Kubrick, William Makepeace Thackeray
Others:
Ken Adam, Milena Canonero, Roy Walker, Leonard Rosenman, John Alcott, Vernon Dixon, Ulla-Britt Soderlund
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Awards:

1976 BAFTA Best Cinematography

1976 BAFTA Best Direction

1976 Oscar Best Cinematography

1976 Oscar Best Costume Design

1976 Oscar Best Art Direction

1976 Oscar Best Music Original Song Score or Adaptation Score

BBFC:
Release Date:
10/09/2001
Run Time:
178 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Arabic, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Italian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Trailer
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/05/2011
Run Time:
178 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
Brazilian, Castillian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, German Hard of Hearing, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (3) of Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon - Barry Lyndon review by TD

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28/05/2015

Excellent overall. I can understand why it was not liked when first released,because I think that the main player was slightly miscast, but he grew on me.

The direction & cinematography were superb, with each shot like a painting.

A tragic tale,but worth watching to the end.

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Brilliant, but also a slog. - Barry Lyndon review by MN

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05/04/2020

Kubrick's directing here is faultless and with many interiors lit only by candlelight, the cinematography is exquisite. Every frame a painting. The humour is bone dry and perfectly observed. That said it is a rather exhaustive history of our protagonist and I was struggling by the end. Perhaps worth watching in two parts as there is an intermission!

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Film making at its best - Barry Lyndon review by MB

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13/09/2020

In my opinion Barry Lyndon suffered from two unfortunate problems. Firstly it competed for attention with Jaws and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Secondly the film's title does not capture the audiences imagination. Shame.

Watching the film today (giving little thought to these two issues) is an eye opening treat. As a work of art it is truly remarkable and as an evocation of a long passed period of history it is without equal. The techniques employed by the director result in a film that feels like a documentary made in the 1770's! The attention to detail combined with the use of natural light results in the viewer having no problem suspending their disbelief and watching as if the events were being recorded as they happened. Quite astounding.

The story is not earth shaking but entertaining enough and trots along at a decent pace. The performances are excellent across the board and even Ryan O'Neal's Irish accent is passable.

For anybody remotely interested in 18th century life in Britain and the aristocracy in general this film is a must. 

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