Barry Lyndon in the Arclight's Dome. Ryan O'Neal plays the title character, a mischievous Irishman who flaneurs his way around 18th century Europe, breaking hearts and taking names as he hobnobs with everyone from aristocrats to lowlifes.
character of Barry Lyndon is an intriguing mix of naivete and
roguishness and though the narrator relates the incidents in Barry's
life almost as pure circumstance, one is left to determine for oneself
how much more likely they are the result of his many personality
Breathtakingly gorgeous with an incredible score, the
film flopped at the box office but went on to win four Academy Awards
including Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design. The sets are
deliciously decadent and often lit by candlelight. --Kim
Trivia from IMDB:
"Production was moved from Ireland to England after Stanley Kubrick received word that his name was on an IRA hit list for directing a film featuring English soldiers in Ireland."
"According to Stanley Kubrick's biographer, Robert Redford was the original choice for the role of Barry Lyndon but turned it down."