Saturday, 24 January 2009
Barry Lyndon (1975)
This movie set in the Seven Years War is being rereleased for the cinema - check your local listings. I used to be quite obsessed with this film and have always been interested in hearing stories about it. Some of my friends finished up with some of the uniforms - one had the Prussian officer's stuff worn by Hardy Kruger and someone else had the clothes worn by Leonard Rossiter. It's not the authenticity of this film that makes it so great - as it's not really that accurate - but the feel of it - the atmosphere that made this so influential.