Barry Lyndon

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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 Thackeray. In picaresque detail, Barry Lyndon chronicles the adventures of an... read more
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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 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 cinematographic 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.

Original Release

12/18/1975

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Cast

Hardy Kruger Capt. Potzdorf (as Hardy Kruger)
Marisa Berenson Lady Honoria Lyndon
Patrick Magee The Chevalier du Balibari
Ryan O'Neal Barry Lyndon
Gay Hamilton Nora Brady
Diana Körner Lischen (as Diana Koerner)
Frank Middlemass Sir Charles Lyndon
Arthur O'Sullivan Capt. Feeny - the Highwayman
Godfrey Quigley Capt. Grogan
Leonard Rossiter Capt. John Quin
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Stanley Kubrick

Writers

Stanley Kubrick, William Makepeace Thackeray

Cast

Hardy Kruger Capt. Potzdorf (as Hardy Kruger)
Marisa Berenson Lady Honoria Lyndon
Patrick Magee The Chevalier du Balibari
Ryan O'Neal Barry Lyndon
Gay Hamilton Nora Brady
Diana Körner Lischen (as Diana Koerner)
Frank Middlemass Sir Charles Lyndon
Arthur O'Sullivan Capt. Feeny - the Highwayman
Godfrey Quigley Capt. Grogan
Leonard Rossiter Capt. John Quin
Philip Stone Graham
Steven Berkoff Lord Ludd
Marie Kean Barry's Mother
Murray Melvin Rev. Samuel Runt
André Morell Lord Gustavus Adolphus Wendover (as Andre Morell)
Leon Vitali Lord Bullingdon
Billy Boyle Seamus Feeny
Dominic Savage Young Bullingdon
Liam Redmond Mr. Brady - Nora's Father
Michael Hordern Narrator (voice)

Producers

Jan Harlan Executive Producer
Stanley Kubrick Producer
Bernard Williams Producer

Editors

Tony Lawson

1976 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1976 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1976 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material Nominated
1976 Oscar Best Cinematography Won
1976 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Won
1976 Oscar Best Costume Design Won
1976 Oscar Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation Won
1976 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1976 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
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