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Barry Lyndon | 1975 | Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson

A breathtakingly sumptuous production based on the novel by William Thackeray. An 18th-century rogue yearns for success, but as he succeeds in his quest for riches, he finds the glittering prizes ring hollow. Kubrick’s eye for detail and ear for period music combined with gorgeous natural-light cinematography. In fact while making Barry Lyndon Kubrick and his cinematographer John Alcott pioneered the use of ultra-high-speed color film, which enabled them to shoot some exquisite scenes using only candlelight.

Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture; Best Director; Best (Adapted) Screenplay.

production details

UK, US | 185 minutes | 1975

Writer and Director: Stanley Kubrick
Novel: William Makepeace Thackeray

cast
Ryan O’Neal as Redmond Barry Lyndon
Marisa Berenson as Lady Lyndon
Patrick Magee as The Chevalier de Balibari
Hardy Krüger as Capt. Potzdorf
Diana Körner as Lischen
Gay Hamilton as Nora Brady
Frank Middlemass as Sir Charles Reginald Lyndon
Arthur O’Sullivan as Captain Feeny
Godfrey Quigley as Capt. Grogan
Leonard Rossiter as Capt. John Quin
Philip Stone as Graham
Steven Berkoff as Lord Ludd
Marie Kean as Belle, Barry’s mother
Murray Melvin as Rev. Samuel Runt
André Morell as Lord Gustavos Adolphus Wendover
Leon Vitali as Lord Bullingdon
Billy Boyle as Seamus Feeny
John Bindon as Recruiting Soldier
Roger Booth as King George III
Jonathan Cecil as Lt. Jonathan Fakenham
Peter Cellier as Sir Richard
Geoffrey Chater as Dr. Broughton
Anthony Dawes as British Soldier
Patrick Dawson as Seamus Feeney
Bernard Hepton as Diner at Feast for Lord Wendover
Anthony Herrick as
Barry Jackson as British Soldier
Wolf Kahler as Prince of Tübingen
Pat Laffan
Hans Meyer
Ferdy Mayne as Col. Bulow
David Morley as Bryan Patrick Lyndon
Liam Redmond as Mr. Brady
Pat Roach as Toole
Dominic Savage as Young Bullingdon
Frederick Schiller
George Sewell as Barry’s Second
Anthony Sharp as Lord Hallam
John Sharp as Doolan
Roy Spencer as Horse Seller
John Sullivan
Harry Towb as Innkeeper
Michael Hordern as Narrator (voice)

 

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