Barry Lyndon

Synopsis: Barry Lyndon is a 1975 British-American period drama film written, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray. It stars Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, and Hardy Krüger. The film recounts the exploits of a fictional 18th-century Irish adventurer. Exteriors were shot on location in Ireland, England and Germany.
Production: Warner Bros.
  Won 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
185 min


I was certain to win, but I meant to

lose to see what she would order me

to do.

Dorothy catches her breath, thinking of the penalty. Then

she goes behind the trees and, a few second later, comes

out and says:


Your penalty is to find a cherry-

colored ribbon which I have hidden

somewhere on my person. You are

free to look for it anywhere you

will, and I will think very little

of you if you do not find it.

They sit down on the grass. Roderick searches her

pockets, the fold of her short bodice and her skirt, then

her shoes; then he turns up her skirt, slowly and

circumspectly, as high as her garters, which she wears

upon the knee. He unfastens them and finds nothing; he

draws down her skirt and gropes under her armpits. The

tickling makes her laugh.


I feel the ribbon.


Then you must get it.

Roderick has to unlace her bodice and touch her pretty

breasts, over which his hand must pass to reach it.


Why are you shaking?


With pleasure at finding the ribbon.


Military review. One hundred English troops, a few

mounted officers, a small military band, fifty local


The Dugan family, Roderick and his mother, Captains Best

and Grogan.

Roderick admires the troops in their splendid uniforms.


About this time, the United Kingdom

was in a state of great excitement

from the threat generally credited

of a French invasion. The noblemen

and people of condition in that and

all other parts of the kingdom

showed their loyalty by raising

regiments of horse and foot to

resist the invaders. How I envied

them. The whole country was alive

with war's alarums; the three

kingdoms ringing with military

music, while poor I was obliged to

stay at home in my fustian jacket

and sigh for fame in secret.

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Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance, Kubrick's father sent him in 1940 to Pasadena, California, to stay with his uncle, Martin Perveler. Returning to the Bronx in 1941 for his last year of grammar school, there seemed to be little change in his attitude or his results. Hoping to find something to interest his son, Jack introduced Stanley to chess, with the desired result. Kubrick took to the game passionately, and quickly became a skilled player. Chess would become an important device for Kubrick in later years, often as a tool for dealing with recalcitrant actors, but also as an artistic motif in his films. more…

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