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Friday, 18 March 2016

For the weekend: a favourite scene ...

I absolutely love this scene from Kubrick's BARRY LYNDON - 1975 - and could watch it over and over (my Blu-ray gets played frequently), for the stunning photography and visuals recreating that 18th century, the throbbing music as the Countess of Lyndon and Barry connect at the gambling table, watched by her son's tutor Reverend Runt (the great Murray Melvin) - and then when they touch and kiss in the moonlight, like two helpless puppets pulled by invisible strings .... the following scenes are wonderful too with more great sets and photography. (see O'Neal label for my full review a while back).
BARRY LYNDON is an award-winning period film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844) by William Makepeace Thackeray. It recounts the exploits of an unscrupulous 18th century Irish adventurer (Barry Lyndon nĂ© Redmond Barry), particularly his rise and fall within English society. 
I felt I should have the music soundtrack, but the CD is not available now, except for very silly prices. But what is the music here - is it Schubert's Trio Op 100  for violin, cello and piano? 


  1. I can't help you with the music but I agree about the scene and the film and again, time for a rewatch.

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