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Magican

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Date: Apr 30, 2011
Barry Lyndon DVD


...some spoilers may be included.

 

When I was young, I didn't quite appreciate Kubrick the way I do now. When I watch his movies and I see one scene, it's like a moving painting with hidden information, which is sometimes quite disturbing.

 

I watched Barry Lyndon last weekend and it left an odd feeling. There should be a better DVD for this with extras, but at least the movie was there.

 

Barry Lyndon is one of his lesser known movies, but I thought it was very well done, and I suppose that anti-snob attitude from last weekend was still there when Prince William and Kate Middleton got married. I just told a friend of mine that Elton John sold out because he was there at the wedding. Being knighted equals the ultimate rock sellout.

 

Anyway...

In the movie Barry leaves to seek out life in the realms of upper class and once he gets there he still isn't accepted by the bloodline elites with the exception of his melancholic wife. Perhaps this is something that Stanley Kubrick felt in the movie world. He was the outcast and did the movies in his own personal style without compromises until the elite stood in his way when Eyes Wide Shut was shown to them.

 

Some of his isolated scenes are just very well set. Moving paintings... that's really what they are and if you look at some classic art from 18th century and then look how Kubrick set his camera, you understand what he was trying to accomplish. Every one of his 60's and 70's movies have that slow motion painting style which moves and has an undertone of hidden weight.

 

Well... as one of the common folks on this cursed planet I did feel somewhat sympathy for Barry even though I just didn't like his choice of cheating his gorgeous wife. He really wants to get accepted, but never isn't, because the royals are complete douches. If you watched the wedding yesterday, there's still a lot of douches out there and they aren't anything like you or me or Barry Lyndon. They have their club of elites and you ain't in it.

 

Visually, Barry Lyndon is one of the most rich historical movies. Not just the costumes, but the way Stanley Kubric and his crew used the camera and the details.

5 out of 5

 



-- Edited by Kasari on Saturday 30th of April 2011 05:59:15 AM

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I haven't seen that one but have seen a number of his films. I like his movies. 2001 is a fave and I even like the Spielberg/Kubrick mashup AI.

As for Elton John, didn't you know he is a wedding singer these days. He performed at US radio talker Rush Limbaugh's forth wedding last year for some big cash.

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Magican

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artcinco wrote:

I haven't seen that one but have seen a number of his films. I like his movies. 2001 is a fave and I even like the Spielberg/Kubrick mashup AI.

As for Elton John, didn't you know he is a wedding singer these days. He performed at US radio talker Rush Limbaugh's forth wedding last year for some big cash.


Elton John is a huge letdown. The guy did some brilliant rock and roll piano music in the seventies and right now he has Bono's left testicle pushing forward in his cheek.

 

He wa supposedly a friend of Diana, so why on earth was he there in the wedding last Friday? Got some new audience, I suppose.

 

Kubrick is a fantastic visualist. I can't figure out how he did 2001, or some scenes in his movies.

 



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