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

2017-12-17T14:21:12-08:00 December 17th, 2017|Categories: STANLEY KUBRICK|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

2017-08-12T11:28:54-07:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, STANLEY KUBRICK|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

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

2016-11-20T16:14:08-08:00 November 20th, 2016|Categories: CINEMA, STANLEY KUBRICK|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 [...]