Fate had determined that he should leave none of his race behind him, and that he should finish his life poor, lonely and childless.
Sorry for the short fuse but if you're in town, and impulsive like me, try and catch Stanley Kubrick's, Barry Lyndon at the Film Society Lincoln Center here. The last showing is
Kubrick also gave the scenes plenty of time. Film has become this world of quick cuts and edits to entertain the 18 - 24 year old attention span. Watch a recent film on TV, turn down the sound and read a book and the TV turns into a disco strobe light.
Lyndon is like a couple 'ludes in a disco. Everything slows down...And it's amazing to watch. Nothing looks out of place. Not even Ryan O'Neil. I've written about Barry Lyndon before here. And there are those of you who will think I write of nothing but sad movies. Aye, and that may be true, but there's beauty in the dark.
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street bet. Broadway & Amsterdam