Kubrick at the New Beverly Cinema: Barry Lyndon
Jean Baudrillard (modern french philosopher) said this about Kubrick's film: Barry Lyndon is the best example: one never did better, one will never do better in ... in what? Not in evoking, not even in evoking, in simulating. All the toxic radiation has been filtered, all the ingredients are there, in precise doses, not a single error.
New Beverly Cinema
DECEMBER 07, 2016
7:30 pm BARRY LYNDON
11:05 pm STANLEY KUBRICK: A LIFE IN PICTURES
Looking at any other director’s work, you’d be understandably perplexed seeing this sumptuous adaptation of William Thackeray’s 19th century novel sandwiched in their filmography between an ultra-violent satire on dystopian youth (A Clockwork Orange, 1971) and a horror epic of a bestselling Stephen King novel (The Shining, 1980). But with pantheon auteur Stanley Kubrck, it simply seems business as usual. Initially, the film received mixed reviews and lukewarm box office, but Barry Lyndon is now considered one of Kubrick’s finest achievements. Meticulous production design effortlessly transports the viewer to another era. Cinematographer John Alcott described the use of candlelight to illuminate interior sequences as leaving one ballroom’s high ceiling blackened with soot before the end of the day’s filming. With a sterling supporting cast, including Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger, Leon Vitali and Andre Morell. A winner of four Oscars, including Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction, and critic Roger Ebert hailed it as “one of the most beautiful films ever made.”
“I’m not sure if I can have a favorite Kubrick picture, but somehow I keep coming back to Barry Lyndon.” – Martin Scorsese
“Stanley Kubrick’s magisterial Thackeray adaptation now stands as one of his greatest and most savagely ironic films, not to mention one of the few period pieces on celluloid so transporting that it seems to predate the invention of cameras.” – Jim Ridley, Village Voice
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