Barry Lyndon. 1975. Great Britain. Written and directed by Stanley Kubrick. 183 min.
From the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. Cinematography by John Alton. With Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick McGee, Hardy Kruger, Murray Melvin. Kubrick’s evocative recreation of the 18th century is more sedate but more beautiful than his other films. The director, generally rooted in the not-always-pleasant contemporary world and an apprehensive future, seems to find solace in contemplating the distant and more agrarian past.