Saturday, November 22, 2014

Movie Review: Barry Lyndon (1975)

Plot: A young man tries to make his way in the world, hoping to use his wits and charm to become rich and powerful.

Two remarkable things stick out about Stanley Kubrick's film. One is the devastatingly beautiful cinematography. Virtually every shot looks like a painting. Another is that this is a film for grown-ups. It's not set up for those who suffer from ADD. It’s quiet and still, and a viewer has to pay attention to dialogue and story to understand what's going on. Once must approach it with the same commitment as when reading a novel.

Jason Bellamy and Ed Howard have a great conversion about this film that’s well worth reading.

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