Friday, 2 September 2016

#52 BARRY LYNDON


Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Diana Koerner and Gay Hamilton. Written, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. Based on The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray.  Budget $11 million. Running time 187 minutes.

The rise and fall of a young Irish boy, Barry Lyndon as played by a never better Ryan O'Neal.

Originally made in 1975, and released again last month, although I'm not too sure why. This was utterly and totally satisfying. 187 languid, slow, thoughtful film making, beautifully shot, exquisitely acted and sumptuous. This was the perfect antidote to a summer of utterly dirge. I loved every slow moving minute. Deep, subtle and delicate. There was one whole scene that was played out with looks along. Cannot fault this film.

10/10.

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