Barry Lyndon by Stanley Kubrick (1975, 185 min.) Winner of three Academy Awards—Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Costume Design—for its gorgeously painted landscapes and beauty that can only be rendered on the big screen in a 35mm print. Kubrick succeeds in replicating the complex structure of the nineteenth-century novel of the same name in this portrait of a young Irishman (Ryan O’Neil) who moves up the social ladder through heroic war efforts, spying, and a marriage to a wealthy countess. “A profoundly emotional experience,” Martin Scorsese.
BARRY LYNDON (GB/USA 1973-75). Barry Lyndon (Ryan O’Neal) and the Chevalier de Balibari (James Magee) at the roulette table. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.