Redmond Barry is an Irish country boy who falls in love with a well-to-do local girl (Gay Hamilton) and is subsequently tricked by her family into leaving town. Disillusioned with love, the brokenhearted youngster then embarks on an adventure which sees him serve in the Seven Years War, earn a living as a professional gambler, and eventually move into the higher ranks of society when he meets and marries the beautiful Lady Lyndon. However, despite the luck which has brought him such riches, it is this final move, the cynical choice to marry for social advancement rather than love, which brings about Barry’s downfall.
For more about Barry Lyndon and the Barry Lyndon Blu-ray release, see Barry Lyndon Blu-ray Review published by Dr. Svet Atanasov on October 15, 2017 where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick, William Makepeace Thackeray
Starring: Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Steven Berkoff, Gay Hamilton
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