Saturday, 7 February 2009

Quote for the Week

Earlier this week I went to see the new print of Barry Lyndon which is currently enjoying an extended run at the BFI Southbank as part of their complete Kubrick retrospective. It's a film which just keeps getting better and better with each subsequent viewing, and is also, in my opinion, one of the greatest films ever made. It feels fitting, therefore, that I should choose a quote from Kubrick's masterpiece as my Quote for the Week. However, in keeping with the power of Kubrick's images, and the emphasis he placed on them in all of his films, it seems only right that it should be a visual quote. And so I leave you with this, one of the most beautiful and striking opening images in cinema:

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