In a December 1975 cover story, TIME Magazine examines Barry Lyndon and the many paradoxes of Stanley Kubrick, covering the filmmaker’s Herculean task in bringing the 18th century novel by William Makepeace Thackeray to the screen and the near impossibility of selling a three hour art film spectacle to the masses.
Kubrick's Barry Lyndon is a lot more than a substitute for an allbutforgotten tale. The movie also translates the printed page into art for the eye and the ear by coordinating the story with the paintings, music and landscaping of the period
Since the completion of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick has repeatedly suggested that his films are inapplicable to verbal formulations. "I tried to create a visual experience," he said of 2001 in 1968, "one that bypasses verbalizing pigeonholing and directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophical content...
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 [...]
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 [...]
Recensione di Francesco Bolzoni a Barry Lyndon (1975) di Stanley Kubrick. La recensione è apparsa in «Rivista del Cinematografo», nel 1976