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Barry Lyndon Details

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With ornate imagery reminiscent of paintings from the story's 18th century period, [[Performer~P98221~Stanley Kubrick~stanleykubrick]]'s adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel depicts the rise and fall of a sensitive rogue in the British aristocracy. Young Irishman Redmond Barry ([[Performer~P53567~Ryan O'Neal~ryanoneal]]) leaves home to seek his fortune after apparently killing an English officer in a duel. Through a series of mishaps and accidents, Barry winds up fighting with the Prussian army in the Seven Years' War under the command of Capt. Potzdorf ([[Performer~P39469~Hardy Kruger~hardykruger]]); at war's end, Potzdorf enlists Barry to spy on a shady Chevalier ([[Performer~P44560~Patrick Magee~patrickmagee]]). Instead, Barry joins up with the Irish Chevalier to flee Prussia and live as gamblers among Europe's elite. Wishing to climb even higher, Barry soon meets the beautiful Lady Lyndon ([[Performer~P5566~Marisa Berenson~marisaberenson]]), marrying her for her fortune after her older titled husband dies. Her son Lord Bullingdon ([[Performer~P73723~Leon Vitali~leonvitali]]), however, despises the upstart Barry, and, regardless of how his mother may feel, sees to it that the re-named Barry Lyndon will never be able to stake his claim to the entrenched aristocracy. Coming after Kubrick's esteemed hits [[Feature~V169~2001~2001:aspaceodyssey]] (1968) and [[Feature~V10024~A Clockwork Orange~aclockworkorange]] (1971), Barry Lyndon opened with high expectations and met with decidedly mixed responses to its restrained tone. Even with Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Director (and wins for Cinematography, Art Direction, Costumes, and Adapted Score), Barry Lyndon was a box office failure, as mid-'70s audiences increasingly turned away from such narrative challenges as its epic length and muffled emotions. Since then, Barry Lyndon has gained in stature, taking its place among the formidable artistic achievements of Kubrick's career. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

  • Release date:December 18, 1975

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Milena Canonero Best Costume Design 1975 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Vernon Dixon Best Art Direction 1975 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ken Adam Best Art Direction 1975 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Leonard Rosenman Best Adapted or Original Song Score 1975 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Stanley Kubrick Best Director 1975 Winner
National Board of Review Stanley Kubrick Best Director 1975 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Stanley Kubrick Best Picture 1975 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Stanley Kubrick Best Director 1975 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Stanley Kubrick Best Director 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stanley Kubrick Best Director 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stanley Kubrick Best Adapted Screenplay 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stanley Kubrick Best Picture 1975 Nominee

Crew

Stanley Kubrick
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Producer
Stanley Kubrick
Screenwriter
Leonard Rosenman
Musical Arrangement
Tony Lawson
Editor
Ken Adam
Production Designer
Bernard Williams
Associate Producer
Jan Harlan
Executive Producer
Vernon Dixon
Set Designer
Milena Canonero
Costume Designer
Robin Gregory
Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Rowe
Sound/Sound Designer
David Tomblin
First Assistant Director
Geraldine Stephenson
Choreography
Yvonne Coppard
Makeup
Ann Brodie
Makeup
Leonard Rosenman
Conductor
Jill Carpenter
Makeup
Alan Boyle
Makeup
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