The Excellently Exquisite Adventures of The Chevalier de Balibari, Professional Gambler and Suspected Spy in the Service of the Empress of Austria, as Portrayed in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon

Observing The Chevalier de Balibari, expat Irishman, professional gambler and suspected spy in the service of the Empress of Austria, as he cheats at card games, assisted by fellow conniving countryman and social climbing, would-be nobleman, Barry (formerly Redmond) Lyndon, Esq., in the 1975 film Barry Lyndon, the Outstanding cinematic masterpiece, starring Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, and Patrick Magee, loosely based on William Makepeace Thackeray’s 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon, directed by His Excellency Stanley Kubrick. Upon their meeting, says the movie’s narrator, “The Chevalier was as much affected as Barry at thus finding one of his countrymen. For he too was an exile from home, and a friendly voice, a look, brought the old country back to his memory again.”

The luck of the Irish: Fellow conniving countrymen The Chevalier de Balibari (Patrick Magee) and Mr. Barry Lyndon, Esq.(Ryan O'Neal) in an Excellently lit gambling scene from Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick's Outstandingly exquisite 1975 cinematic masterpiece.

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