"I’m not sure if I can say that I have a favourite Kubrick picture, but somehow I keep coming back to Barry Lyndon. I think that’s because it’s such a profoundly emotional experience. The emotion is conveyed through the movement of the camera, the slowness of the pace, the way the characters move in relation to their surroundings. People didn’t get it when it came out. Many still don’t. Basically, in one exquisitely beautiful image after another, you’re watching the progress of a man as he moves from the purest innocence to the coldest sophistication, ending in absolute bitterness – and it’s all a matter of simple, elemental survival. It’s a terrifying film because all the candlelit beauty is nothing but a veil over the worst cruelty. But it’s real cruelty, the kind you see every day in polite society." 
— Martin Scorsese on Barry Lyndon

"I’m not sure if I can say that I have a favourite Kubrick picture, but somehow I keep coming back to Barry Lyndon. I think that’s because it’s such a profoundly emotional experience. The emotion is conveyed through the movement of the camera, the slowness of the pace, the way the characters move in relation to their surroundings. People didn’t get it when it came out. Many still don’t. Basically, in one exquisitely beautiful image after another, you’re watching the progress of a man as he moves from the purest innocence to the coldest sophistication, ending in absolute bitterness – and it’s all a matter of simple, elemental survival. It’s a terrifying film because all the candlelit beauty is nothing but a veil over the worst cruelty. But it’s real cruelty, the kind you see every day in polite society." 

Martin Scorsese on Barry Lyndon

499 notes

Show

  1. torumekia reblogged this from beatifictypewriter
  2. beatifictypewriter reblogged this from wandrlust
  3. wheres-harvey reblogged this from wandrlust
  4. bonerboy-stuff reblogged this from wandrlust and added:
    I agree with you,marty
  5. timmy73 reblogged this from wandrlust
  6. elsuperfuzz reblogged this from lapetitesurrealiste
  7. lapetitesurrealiste reblogged this from wandrlust
  8. vitorhscineart reblogged this from wandrlust
  9. goodpeoplearedead reblogged this from wandrlust
  10. visualpoett reblogged this from kevandrea
  11. mrscalvinjcandie reblogged this from wandrlust
  12. blunderfuzz reblogged this from wandrlust
  13. kevandrea reblogged this from wandrlust
  14. navycorpsman reblogged this from wandrlust
  15. christiannoiseband reblogged this from stanleypuberick
  16. stanleypuberick reblogged this from admiralfellpromises
  17. paradoxicalsentiments reblogged this from wandrlust
  18. syderos reblogged this from wandrlust
  19. dictatedbutprobablynotread reblogged this from wandrlust
  20. sketchesfromthealbum reblogged this from wandrlust
  21. codeorangedanne reblogged this from wandrlust
  22. twayned reblogged this from wandrlust
  23. letitbleh reblogged this from wandrlust