Kubrick's rural Irish odyssey

Reviewed this week: Castles, Candles And Kubrick, Newstalk 106-108; Drivetime, RTE Radio 1.

20th October, 2013
Barry Lyndon is one of those films which sum up the 1970s as well as any number of Alan J Pakula conspiracy thrillers.

Barry Lyndon is one of those films which sum up the 1970s as well as any number of Alan J Pakula conspiracy thrillers. Opulent and audacious, it still moves the soul. (The soundtrack's stately banquet of baroque classical and slivers of trad-arr from Sean O'Riada's pen and the Chieftains' strings is every bit as good.)

It's 40 years since Stanley Kubrick came to Ireland to shoot William Makepeace Thackeray's novel for the big screen, an...

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