The Cinematography of Barry Lyndon


Considered by Martin Scorsese to be “the most beautifully filmed movie ever made in history,” Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Barry Lyndon’ (1975) is a remarkable feat of cinematography and directing. Kubrick went to great lengths to film only using natural light, which was complicated by the fickle nature of Northern England’s weather. In concert with Kubrick’s legendary scene-framing and composition skills, the natural lighting used in Barry Lyndon gives the film a unique look…with each frame almost looking like a 18th-century painting. Watch CinemaTyler’s excellent breakdown of how Kubrick achieved the cinematography behind this masterpiece!


The special NASA lens Kubrick used to shoot ‘Barry Lyndon’

Show More
Show Less
Please contact us if you have any questions