The Genius of Barry Lyndon

Factual and Theoretical Approaches to Kubrick’s Masterpiece

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About the Book

This is a comprehensive analysis of Barry Lyndon, one of the most visually compelling films ever made and, the author argues, Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece. Topics covered from both a practical and theoretical perspective include the unique way in which Kubrick photographed the film, Kubrick’s subtle understanding of cinematic storytelling, the deliberate upturning of generic expectation, and the eclectic use of music. It also provides a more rigorous reading of the film from a diverse range of theoretical approaches: structuralist, feminist, psychoanalytical, Marxist and postcolonial readings.

About the Author(s)

Patrick Webster is a musician, writer and university lecturer. A graduate and postgraduate of the University of Leeds, he has written on subjects including the films of Stanley Kubrick, the songs of Bob Dylan, the television drama, The West Wing</>, as well as other issues such as ecology and dyslexia. He lives in Leeds, in the North of England.

Bibliographic Details

Patrick Webster
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8997-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5087-6
Imprint: McFarland