Three masterpieces from the legendary perfectionist par excellence – 2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon and Full Metal Jacket – available to stream at SBS On Demand.
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29 Jun 2017 - 4:36 PM  UPDATED 29 Jun 2017 - 4:36 PM

2001: A Space Odyssey

United Kingdom, 1968
Genre: Sci-Fi, Cult
Language: English
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: William Sylvester, Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea, Daniel Richter
What's it about?
Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer. 2001: A Space Odyssey is frequently regarded as Kubrick's crowning achievement, as well as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made; its ending still inspires debate and interpretation.

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Barry Lyndon

United Kingdom, 1975
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Language: English
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Hardy Krüger, Patrick Magee, Marisa Berenson, Ryan O`Neal
What's it about?
With a 300 day shoot, and a budget of $11 million (roughly $75 million if adjusted for inflation), Barry Lyndon was one of Kubrick's most ambitious undertakings - especially for its visual style, with most scenes using natural lighting (including candle-lit interiors) and custom-built lenses to give the film the look of an 18th century oil painting. This film details the adventures of Redmond Barry, a young farm boy from a small village in Ireland, who is in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin, but is robbed on the road. Without any other alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War.

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Full Metal Jacket

United States of America, 1987
Genre: Drama, War
Language: English
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Adam Baldwin, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Matthew Modine
What's it about?
An examination of the Vietnam War and the dehumanising process that turns people into trained killers. Joker, Animal Mother, Gomer, Eightball, Cowboy and more all are plunged into a boot-camp hell pitbulled by a leatherlung D.I. (Lee Ermey) who views the would-be devil dogs as grunts, maggots or something less. This was Kubrick's penultimate film, and there was a 12 year wait for his swansong, 1999's Eyes Wide Shut.

Full Metal Jacket review