BARRY LYNDON – di Enrico Ghezzi [Il Castoro Cinema]

2018-05-10T09:10:27+00:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

Barry Lyndon non ha bisogno di chiamarsi Settecento. Se il titolo in Bertolucci indica l’intenzione astratta di definire storicamente quello che – dalla schematica situazione iniziale – si è riproposto come un film dai personaggi classici e «umani»; un film in cui della grandezza e casualità della Storia c’è solo la fluvialità del tempo e l’ampiezza della produzione (la storia economica del film), in Kubrick il nome – come si accennava – deve definire lo sparuto soggetto che è protagonista.

THE PLUCK OF ‘BARRY LYNDON’ – Review by Jonathan Rosenbaum

2018-05-09T09:35:18+00:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

So Barry Lyndon is a failure. So what? How many “successes” have you seen lately that are half as interesting or accomplished, that are worth even ten minutes of thought after leaving them? By my own rough count, a smug little piece of engineering like A Clockwork Orange was worth about five. I’m reminded of what Jonas Mekas wrote about Zazie several years ago: “The fact that the film is a failure means nothing. Didn’t God create a failure, too?”

BARRY LYNDON: SETTECENTO – Recensione di Enzo Ungari

2018-01-23T12:32:08+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Lontano dal cinema di formule e procedimenti a cui rimanda soltanto per la sua mole produttiva, Barry Lyndon si situa in quella zona dove il cinema è invenzione, ricerca, esperimento. Ma dove tutti, coraggiosamente e confusamente, cercano, Stanley Kubrick trova. Non domanda, risponde.

BARRY LYNDON: NARRATIVE AND DISCOURSE IN KUBRICK’S MODERN TRAGEDY – Essay by Michael Klein

2018-02-15T20:56:33+00:00December 17th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

by Michael Klein Even inept films sometimes carry with them a certain mesmerizing authority. Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, a flawed work based upon a rather uninspiring novel, can be enjoyed, for instance, for its visual effects: sheer photography. And the background music is superb.1 The music offputtingly classical under the [...]

BARRY LYNDON: KUBRICK’S GRANDEST GAMBLE – by Richard Schickel

2017-08-12T11:28:54+00:00August 11th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

by Richard Schickel FIRST PARADOX: Barry Lyndon, a story of an 18th century Irish gentleman-rogue, is the first novel of a great 19th century writer, William Makepeace Thackeray. It shows early signs of a genius that would nourish only after creative struggle and personal adversity. In time, this forgotten book [...]

PHOTOGRAPHING STANLEY KUBRICK’S BARRY LYNDON

2017-10-07T08:43:58+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , |

Interview with Director of Photography John Alcott Among all the film-makers of the world, there is no one quite like Stanley Kubrick. To be more accurate, there is no one even remotely like him. An early dropout from formal education, largely self-taught, but possessed of a razor-sharp intelligence and a [...]

IL SETTECENTO DI BARRY LYNDON E DI 2001: ODISSEA NELLO SPAZIO

2016-11-20T16:14:08+00:00November 20th, 2016|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Avvisaglie della fine impossibile di Francesco Cattaneo «...è l'individuo tale quale, elementare e tortuoso, vomitato dal Caos in piena Versailles". E.M. Cioran (1). «La luce è tenebra quando è solo luce» Franco Rella (2). Una delle immagini più vulgate del Settecento è sine dubio quella afferente alla formula kantiana secondo [...]