Seeing and Believing 208 | Ari Aster’s Midsommar and Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon


Seeing & Believing reaches the top of its Summer season of Stan sequence this week, as the fellows dig into Barry Lyndon, Kubrick’s usually underappreciated follow-up to A Clockwork Orange. Kubrick’s pet theme of humanity’s capability for inhumanity is cloaked this time within the gentility of British excessive society as he follows the travails of a younger man making an attempt to make his fortune among the many powdered wigs and “gentlemanly” warfare of the late 1700s. Wade and Kevin additionally check out a distinct imaginative and prescient of savagery with their overview of Ari Aster’s bonkers horror thriller Midsommar, a sunny story of terror and cults within the picturesque Swedish countryside.

Music interlude by Artemus, “My Little Remorse.” Used below Inventive Commons license 3.0.

Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used below Inventive Commons license 3.0.


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