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Barry Lyndon
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Steven Berkoff, Hardy Krüger, Gay Hamilton, Godfrey Quigley, Leonard Rossiter, Leon Vitali

In the 1750s, young man named Redmond Barry is forced to leave his home in Ireland and embark on a quest to find wealth, social status and happiness. Stanley Kubrick's long and sprawling but majestic period film is one of the most beautiful films ever made. Every exterior shot is like a painting. For the interior scenes, the director used innovative techniques to capture images in low lighting. This impeccable fusion of visuals and classical music won Academy Awards for cinematography, art direction, costume design and score. Based on William Makepeace Thackeray's 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon.