Barry Lyndon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Barry Lyndon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Cinematography

The film—as with “almost every Kubrick film”—is a “showcase for [a] major innovation in technique.”[6] While 2001: A Space Odyssey had featured “revolutionary effects,” and The Shining would later feature heavy use of the SteadicamBarry Lyndon saw a considerable number of sequences shot “without recourse to electric light.”[6]Cinematography was overseen by director of photography John Alcott (who won an Oscar for his work), and is particularly noted for the technical innovations that made some of its most spectacular images possible. To achieve photography without electric lighting “[f]or the many densely furnished interior scenes… meant shooting by candlelight,” which is known to be difficult in still photography, “let alone with moving images.”[6]

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