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A scene from Stanley Kubrick's 1975 movie "Barry Lyndon," with Leon Vitali, standing left, and Ryan O'Neal.
During the filming of "Barry Lyndon," Kubrick would compose shots based directly on 18th century paintings. He even carried around pages torn from art books. "I created a picture file of thousands of drawings and paintings for every type of reference that we could have wanted," he once told French critic Michel Ciment. "I think I destroyed every art book you could buy in a bookshop."