Friday, October 21, 2011
The Conversations: Barry Lyndon
Just in time for some weekend reading, the latest edition of The Conversations has posted at The House Next Door. This time around, Ed Howard and I discuss Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon – a film that has been celebrated, ignored and just plain overlooked. Although an adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel, Barry Lyndon is a distinctly Kubrickian work, unfolding at a deliberate pace with warm, naturally lit images that contrasts with the director’s familiar cold remove. This was my first time watching Barry Lyndon, which had always managed to elude me, and Ed was returning to the film for the first time in several years. Head on over to The House Next Door and read The Conversations and join the discussion.
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Thanks for posting that great conversation, Jason. My dad and I have always had a soft spot for Barry Lyndon, even though Kubrick's more prominent pictures have always been in the foreground on the dvd shelf.
We were never able to put our finger on why exactly we love the movie so much, but your discussion may have helped shed some light on the matter. I'm forwarding this to my dad immediately.
Barry Lyndon has always been my favorite Kubrick, especially once I grew to love that deliberate Kubrickian pacing and cold-amusement-at-man's-folly thing that he does so well. BL exemplifies it perfectly, I think.
I expect Lynch.... :)
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