This one however, is witty and charming – but quite dark under the microscope. And as you mentioned Jer, although the film is lengthy and is often viewed as "tedious" - there are indeed new and creative layers of details used by Kubrick and his team that can be peeled back every single time the film is viewed.
I guess, Jer, that what I really like about Barry Lyndon is the fact that it is so “novel”-like. The script writing is sincere, eloquent but is in now way mushy. In fact, this may very well be the best written of all of the Kubrick films even though the script is adapted from the novel “The Luck of Barry Lyndon” in 1844 by William Thackeray.