2. History as Palimpsest

Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975)

  1. Robert A. Rosenstone2 and
  2. Constantin Parvulescu3
  1. Maria Pramaggiore

Published Online: 19 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch2

A Companion to the Historical Film

A Companion to the Historical Film

How to Cite

Pramaggiore, M. (2013) History as Palimpsest, in A Companion to the Historical Film (eds R. A. Rosenstone and C. Parvulescu), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Caltech, USA

  2. 3

    West University of Timisoara, Romania

Author Information

  1. North Carolina State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 25 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337242

Online ISBN: 9781118322673



  • oriented films;
  • Kubrick's films;
  • technological systems;
  • Kubrick's historical trilogy;
  • Hollywood narrativity;
  • Barry Lyndon, erasure/revision;
  • written/visual


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Kubrick's Historical Trilogy

  • History as Palimpsest in Barry Lyndon

  • Narrative Undoing: Redmond Barry's Rise and Fall

  • Texts and Technologies: Film as a Visual Palimpsest

  • References