BARRY LYNDON (1975 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

Barry Lyndon—a Stanley Kubrick-directed film—becomes a classic viewing from its first scenes to its ending scenes. Actor Ryan O’Neal plays the part of Barry Lyndon almost to the point of being surreal.

Storyline

A soldier with a roguish personality marries into nobility.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Stanley Kubrick for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Jan Harlan for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Barry Lyndon (Ryan O’Neal), Lady Honoria Lyndon (Marisa Berenson), The Chevalier du Balibari (Patrick Magee), Captain Potzdorf (Hardy Krüger), Lord Ludd (Steven Berkoff), Nora Brady (Gay Hamilton), Barry’s Mother (Marie Kean), Lischen (Diana Körner), Reverend Samuel Runt (Murray Melvin), and Sir Charles Lyndon (Frank Middlemass).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie uses classic British-style storytelling techniques and may seem a bit slow, but stick with the movie. It’s worth both time and dollar as it explores marriage, difference in class values, position, morality, and maintenance of family fortune and reputation. It’s high level entertainment.


Ben Meyers

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