The Luck of Barry Lyndon by Thackeray, was published in 1844 and based on the life and exploits of the Anglo-Irish rakehell Andrew Robinson Stoney. Stanley Kubrick adapted Thackeray's novel, making Barry Lyndon.
Each minute of the film delivers art.
Whether it is 18th century costume, interiors- or landscape- the camera is recording a perfect canvas.
Kubrick wanted to create the most authentic period film ever made.
He shot on location- no studio sets and attempted to use only natural sunlight and candlelight.
and so it is with Barry Lyndon.