“It’s like a tw@!ty English version of the can-can”
The panel of peril hold their flintlock pistols outwards ready to fire when instructed, which could happen at any point during this week’s film Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975).
The Kingdom of Ireland – 1750: Redmond Barry (Ryan O’Neal) is a young whelp whose infatuation with his cousin leads to him having to flee his town, setting off a series of unlikely events. Fighting and gambling his way across Europe, Barry is determined to better his lot in life, but at what cost?
Eventually worming his way into the bed chamber of Lady Lydon (Marisa Berenson), Barry takes the vacant position of husband, formerly belonging to Sir Charles Lyndon (Frank Middlemass). But his position and fortune are not secured unless he can acquire the title of Lord from the toffs of high society. Only the wimpish Lord Bullingdon (Leon Vitali), Sir and Lady Lyndon’s heir, stands in his way…
Just what did the panel think of this week’s movie, pray tell? How can they improve upon the villain’s masterplan? And who will be christened this week’s most diabolical?