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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Barry Lyndon

I finally got around to seeing Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975), which is perhaps the most visually beautiful film I've ever seen. The cinematography by John Alcott is famous for its use of natural light (often candlelight), and the Zeiss lens he used contained the largest aperture in cinema history. The result were film images that resembled the flattened perspective of 18th century paintings.

And of course, the film itself is powerful, sad, and completely engrossing. But those images... damn.


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