Based on William Makepeace Thackeray’s picaresque novel of 1844, Barry Lyndon tells the story of a social-climbing opportunist (Ryan O’Neal) who succeeds in marrying a beautiful aristocrat far above his social station (Marisa Berenson), only to see his gains eventually undone by avarice and spite.
Meticulously conceived and sumptuously photographed-using a specially-modified lens and almost exclusively lit by candles and natural light-Barry Lyndon is at once a satirical and sympathetic portrayal of a strangely endearing antihero. (Because “he has charm and courage,” said Kubrick, “it’s impossible not to like him despite his vanity, his insensitivity, and his weakness.”)Despite underwhelming audiences and critics alike when it was released in 1975, a time when period pieces were not all the rage, Barry Lyndon has quietly risen in the ranks of Kubrick’s canon and is now widely considered to be not only among his finest achievements but a cinematic masterpiece without equal.
This collection is part of the Making of a Masterpiece series, offering a behind-the-scene glimpse into movie milestones.This set includes:film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, screenplay drafts, and other exclusive material from Stanley Kubrick’s archivesbackground about the making of the film, interviews with Kubrick, and an illustrated biography and filmographya fold-out film postera DVD of the remastered film
Film & Entertainment
Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Book & DVD Set
In 1968, when 2001: A Space Odyssey was released, the world was watching and waiting for man to take his first step on the moon. Stanley Kubrick’s seminal film, with its innovative special effects and haunting score, offered audiences what felt like a realistic glimpse of the future. It served, more importantly, as a humbling […]395 SEK
Stanley Kubrick bent the conventions of the historical drama to his own will in this dazzling vision of a pitiless aristocracy, adapted from a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray299 SEK
Film Worker (Kubrick’s Unsung Assistant)
It s a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else s creative vision. Yet, that s exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as Lord Bullingdon in Stanley Kubricks Barry Lyndon. The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick s loyal right-hand […]199 SEK
Classics - Comedy
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb
NOTE: This is a region-1 DVD which requires a region free DVD-player. Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood. The matchless shape-shifter Peter Sellers plays three wildly different roles: Royal Air Force Captain Lionel Mandrake, timidly trying to stop a nuclear attack […]299 SEK