Barry Lyndon
1975
*****
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Steven Berkoff

A long but magnificent period film from William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon about an 18th century Irishman who leaves home to seek fortune and acceptance. Kubrick used groundbreaking techniques to capture stunning images in low lighting, and produced one of the most beautiful films ever made. This impeccable fusion of visuals and classical music won Academy Awards for cinematography, art direction, costume design and score.