Darryl Wiggers' quotes from Kubrick's interview brought a film to mind: > A: I believe Thackeray used Redmond Barry to tell his own story in a > deliberately distorted way because it made it more interesting. Instead of > the omniscient author, Thackeray used the imperfect observer, or perhaps it > would be more accurate to say the dishonest observer, thus allowing the > reader to judge for himself, with little difficulty, the probable truth in > Redmond Barry's view of his life. This technique worked extremely well in > the novel but, of course, in a film you have objective reality in front of > you all the time, so the effect of Thackeray's first-person story-teller > could not be repeated on the screen. It might have worked as comedy by the > juxtaposition of Barry's version of the truth with the reality on the > screen, but I don't think that BARRY LYNDON should have been done as a > comedy. Like the opening scene of _Signin' in the Rain_ perhaps? Sincerely, Edward R. O'Neill General Education Program UCLA ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.