Friday, June 5, 2009

Have a Serendipitous Weekend!!!

I made a serendipitous discovery of these stills from Kubrick's 1975 film "Barry Lyndon" right after a discussion with a friend today on the pros and cons of Kubrick's films [I don't like 2001/ but, LOVE Lolita]...now I desperately need to see this! It definitely seems to fulfill my quota for giant coiffures, feathered hats, and fake moles...





6 comments:

Sam said...

These stills are ravishing! I love "Lolita" too! So funny apart from anything else! I love "A Clockwork Orange" too - although I've seen it soooo many times it's kinda lost its meaning for me now. "2001" has its moments but really a bit boring I find...Gosh - I could go on forever! Apologies for the ramble!

Jessica Turnbow said...

I think I love you! These pics are amazing and I too, am obsessed with the same things! Marie Antoinette is my favorite movie, this is on my list of must see's for this week, thanks so much!

Mary-Laure said...

I must try to watch this movie again. My parents took me to see it when I was 9 and it seemed just SOOOOOO boring!

ambika said...

It's very....slow, given the scope of the plot. I've read that Kubrick's goal was to replicate a lot of the paintings of the period. & while it is visually amazing, it was far from compelling.

[Tara] said...

Sam -- Never apologize for rambling ;) Lolita was a truly beuatiful and subtle film.

Jessica -- You are too sweet! I watched it this weekend, and while I didn't like it as much as M. Antoinette, it was still beautiful and sad.

Mary -- I can't imagine how boring it must have been at 9! I'm going to be honest, it was a bit too long for me, but I made it through finally!

ambika -- I watched it and agree with you on this. The funny thing is that I found Lady Lyndon fascinating, but Kubrick chose to focus on Barry instead, which I think kind of did the film a disservice. His character was far from sympathetic to me.

~M~ said...

Great stills, love them.
I don't think I've seen the film though, I must check it out.