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.
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.
Director Stanley Kubrick on location
Barry Lyndon (1975) poster
Marisa Berenson’s Lady Honoria Lyndon
Barry Lyndon (1975): pleasure party
Murray Melvin and Marisa Berenson
Director Stanley Kubrick with his crew on location
Cast and crew during production
Director Stanley Kubrick on production on Barry Lyndon (1975)
Director Stanley Kubrick and actor Ryan O’Neal in between shots
Photographed by John Alcott
Costume design by Milena Canonero and Ulla-Britt Söderlund
Nominated for 7 Oscars, Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon (1975) won 4 Academy Awards for best Cinematography, best Costume Design, best Art Direction and best Music
Director Stanley Kubrick with his crew and Ryan O’Neal during production