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Barry Lyndon

Author: Stanley KubrickJan HarlanMichael HordernRyan O'NealPatrick MageeAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017] ©2017
Series: Criterion collection, 897.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Two-DVD special editionView all editions and formats
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"Stanley Kubrick bent the conventions of the historical drama to his own will in this dazzling version of a pitiless aristocracy, adapted from a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. In picaresque detail, Barry Lyndon chronicles the adventures of an incorrigible trickster (Ryan O'Neal) whose opportunism takes him from an Irish farm to the battlefields of the Seven Years' War and the parlors of high society. For the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Kubrick; Jan Harlan; Michael Hordern; Ryan O'Neal; Patrick Magee; Marisa Berenson; Hardy Krüger; Steven Berkoff; Gay Hamilton; Marie Kean; Diana Körner; Murray Melvin; Frank Middlemass; André Morell; Arthur O'Sullivan; Godfrey Quigley; Leonard Rossiter; Philip Stone; Leon Vitali; John Alcott; Tony Lawson; Leonard Rosenman; William Makepeace Thackeray; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ),; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 9781681433714 1681433710
OCLC Number: 1002859369
Language Note: English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired (SDH).
Notes: Based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.
Title information from screen credits.
Wide screen (1.66:1).
Features: New 4K digital restoration; Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack; New documentary featuring cast and crew interviews as well as audio excerpts from a 1976 interview with director Stanley Kubrick; New program about the film's groundbreaking visuals, featuring focus puller Douglas Milsome and gaffer Lou Bogue, as well as excerpts from a 1980 interview with cinematographer John Alcott; New program featuring historian Christopher Frayling on Academy Award-winning production designer Ken Adam; New interview with editor Anthony Lawson; French television interview from 1976 with Ulla-Britt Söderlund, who codesigned the film's Oscar-winning costumes; New interview with critic Michel Ciment; New interview with actor Leon Vitali about the 5.1 surround soundtrack, which he cosupervised; New piece analyzing the fine-art-inspired aesthetics of the film with art curator Adam Eaker; Trailers; Plus an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and two pieces about the film from the March 1976 issue of American Cinematographer.
Credits: Director of photography, John Alcott; editor, Tony Lawson; music adapted and conducted by Leonard Rosenman.
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger, Steven Berkoff, Gay Hamilton, Marie Kean, Diana Koerner, Murray Melvin, Frank Middlemass, Andre Morell, Arthur O'Sullivan, Godfrey Quigley, Leonard Rossiter, Philip Stone, Leon Vitali.
Performer(s): Narrator: Michael Hordern.
Description: 2 videodiscs (185 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (40 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (1.66:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or monaural.
Contents: disc one. [Feature film] Barry Lyndon --
disc two. [Features].
Series Title: Criterion collection, 897.
Other Titles: Barry Lyndon (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Warner Bros., a Warner Communications company, presents a film by Stanley Kubrick ; written for the screen, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick ; executive producer, Jan Harlan.

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"Stanley Kubrick bent the conventions of the historical drama to his own will in this dazzling version of a pitiless aristocracy, adapted from a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. In picaresque detail, Barry Lyndon chronicles the adventures of an incorrigible trickster (Ryan O'Neal) whose opportunism takes him from an Irish farm to the battlefields of the Seven Years' War and the parlors of high society. For the most sumptuously crafted film of his career, Kubrick recreated the decadent surfaces and intricate social codes of the period, evoking the light and texture of eighteenth-century painting with the help of pioneering cinematic techniques and lavish costume and production design, all of which earned Academy Awards. The result is a masterpiece--a sardonic, devastating portrait of a vanishing world whose opulence conceals the moral vacancy at its heart"--Container.

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