Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick (written for the screen by), William Makepeace Thackeray (novel)
Stars: Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband’s aristocratic position in 18th-century England.
Barry Lyndon is the story of a poor man who loses his father at a young age in 18th century Ireland. He joins the army, deserts, travels a bit and ends up marrying a rich woman.
I have a great deal of respect for Stanley Kubrick as a creative genius, but I just couldn’t get the hang of this movie. What was he thinking when he made this movie? A three hour long movie set in the 18th century? It gets dark and sad and boring really fast. So much so that by the end you’re quite happy it’s over.