Kubrick’s Grandest Gamble

TIME magazine on Barry Lyndon and its director.

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. Read the Full PDF

Barry Lyndon screens December 7, 8 & 10.

“This vision of the past, like Kubrick’s vision of the future in 2001, invites us to experience an alien world not through its characters but with them – sensorially, viscerally. Stanley Kubrick’s idea of what constitutes historical spectacle does not coincide with may people’s – least of all, those in Warner’s sales department.”

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