Barry Lyndon: 40th anniversary

Gallery | We mark the film’s birthday with some painterly images and behind the scenes shots with the cast and crew, as selected by 11Polaroids desk.

11Polaroids desk

Barry Lyndon (1975)
Barry Lyndon (1975)

Barry Lyndon (1975) is Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s Victorian novel about the rise and fall of an 18th century Irish adventurer (performed by Ryan O’Neal). It was filmed on location in Ireland, England and Germany and won 4 academy awards in categories from its outstanding production.

Like art objects, Kubrick’s 1975 film invites the viewer to observe its allusive composition and man’s failure from grace. Its our obligation to resist its force reflected through elegance and downfall. But Kubrick’s cinematic and art historical oeuvre resonates to this day.

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