Kubrick was able to shoot Barry Lyndon in candlelight and natural light by adapting old Mitchell BNC rear projection cameras to take big Zeiss f/0.7 lenses, originally manufactured for NASA for satellite photography. He shot wide open which gave him virtually no depth of field.
Barry Lyndon (1975, UK) “Gentlemen may talk of the age of chivalry, but remember the ploughmen, poachers and pickpockets whom they lead. It is with these sad instruments that your great warriors and kings have been doing their murderous work in the world.”
Director: Stanley Kubrick Cinematographer: John Alcott
Vivian Kubrick’s cameo in Barry Lyndon: she is seated behind Marisa Berenson in the top image (smiling girl on the right), and following the birthday cart in the second image (cheering girl holding her hat).