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    Redmond Barry's White Rabbit

    Pramaggiore, Maria (2019) Redmond Barry's White Rabbit. The Cine-Files: A Scholarly Journal of Cinema Studies, 14. ISSN 2158-8724

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    Based on the serial novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon (Thackeray 1844), Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation was an extravagant over-budget box office flop: recognized with eight Academy Awards including cinematography, art design, costumes and score, Barry Lyndon’s aura of high-brow Video Essay: “Redmond Barry’s White Rabbit” (2019, Maria Pramaggiore), 3962 The Cine-Files, Issue 14 (spring 2019) 2 pretentiousness was resisted not only by a public that had embraced a New Hollywood aesthetic but also by Kubrick fans in subsequent decades. 40th anniversary celebrations in 2015 brought renewed attention to the film, which accumulated credibility when contemporary media luminaries including Martin Scorsese, Lenny Abrahamson, and David Chase, referred to it as a masterpiece or a personal favorite.1 Nevertheless, the film’s overwrought mannerism remains something of an anomaly when situated within the auteurist context of Kubrick’s seemingly macho—but equally theatrical—combat films, Paths of Glory (1957) and Full Metal Jacket (1986). Barry Lyndon balances the martial with the marital, its first half emblazoned wit

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Pramaggiore, M., Redmond Barry’s White Rabbit.
    Keywords: period film; Seven Years’ War;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > Media Studies
    Item ID: 16288
    Depositing User: Maria Pramaggiore
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2022 12:43
    Journal or Publication Title: The Cine-Files: A Scholarly Journal of Cinema Studies
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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