Painting a Film: An Analysis of Barry Lyndon

Much like the film’s pacing, Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 film Barry Lyndon gradually attained its deserving reputation as an entrancing and deliberate period masterpiece. In this video essay, Chris Clarke discusses Kubrick’s precise directing and his collaboration with John Alcott to create avant-garde cinematography, two of the chief components that have led to the film’s enduring success.


Period Drama

Stanley Kubrick

Barry Lyndon