I most likely would have never heard or watched this movie if it wasn't for "A Unicorn in Captivity". I really dont watch a whole lot of movies. It's a real interesting movie. Just another thank you I owe to the VB.
Watched the former because of a tweet reco that included the sex cult ritual scene. I liked that creepy shit, the plot and how Kubrick built up the suspense till Tom Cruise's character Dr Bill Harford became investigative, etc. but I hoped for more at the end, literal reaction was: "That's it???" Waited 2 hours for nothing lol. Or maybe I shouldn't have expected much.
Also watched The Shining (another one of Kubrick's) a few months ago and although I liked how Jack Nicholson's psychotic behavior was portrayed, the entire movie was dragging and made me fall asleep. Needless to say there were rumors that Shelley Duvall was traumatized behind the scenes, which makes it more disappointing.
Well, drop your thoughts, I guess? Would love to read them and maybe you'd like to suggest other films. I'm also planning to watch A Clockwork Orange (1971) also by Kubrick, as someone said it's more interesting.
Imagine wearing the tom cruise style mask and telling the whole foods greeter, 'the password is fidelio.' (has anyone thought the password was fidelio because the word is close to fidelity?)
Recently got to watch Eyes Wide Shut and it was unlike anything I've seen. And one prominent aspect I was completely attracted to was it's very dream like nature. As a viewer I felt like I was gliding along those streets of New York at the whims of the protagonist, and not that it felt necessarily unreal but was that weird sensation of magical realism. And the closest film I can remember in terms of familiarity with it is Birdman and ever since I've really wanted to watch something that gives a similar sensation of magical realism. I think another similarity I found was the way it latches onto the perspective of their respective protagonists. So do you know of any similar films and do thinks there's more to the parallels of the films, or even lack thereof?
hello, before like two years, i stumbled across a video in youtube that was describing how the number 13(not sure) plays a major role on eyes wide shut. then i realized that it was a playlist so i saved it for watch later. now i tried to look for it, couldn’t see it. anyone knows anything? thank you!
I want to watch Eyes Wide Shut for the first time in one sitting with no distractions. I think it’s preferable to watch all movies this way, but it’s especially important for Kubrick movies. However, I’m having a difficult time figuring out what constitutes a “distraction.” Of course, external interruptions that take away from your full attention should be avoided. For example, the sound of a dog barking can take your attention off a movie. I have no problem with avoiding external distractions.
My problem is with internal distractions. For example, if you suddenly remember during the middle of a movie that you forgot to turn the oven off, that’s a distraction. In order to avoid these types of distractions, you need years of meditation practice which most of us do not have time for. An easier way to avoid internal distractions is to think of things that may distract you and deal with them individually. Check to make sure the oven is off right before the movie starts. Check your facebook messages too. Subdue any potential distractions that you can think off.
But what if it’s unclear whether or not you should subdue the potential distraction? For example, if you are watching a horror movie is it better to make sure your door is locked or does your paranoia enhance your viewing experience?
This takes me to my question about Eyes Wide Shut, which I’ve read is an erotic thriller. Now, I know the difference between pornographic movies and erotic movies. However, just because the filmmaker does not intend for the viewer to masturbate during the movie does not mean that the viewer should avoid arousal. There are several non-pornographic movies that are enhanced by the viewer’s horniness. There are also movies where the viewer’s horniness takes away from the viewing experience. Having not seen Eyes Wide Shut yet, I was wondering which category this movie falls into. Should I masturbate before my first viewing in order to avoid my horniness becoming a distraction? Or should I intentionally refrain from masturbating before my first viewing to enhance the viewing experience? Thank you.
Battle 1 : nacho libre , esqueleto , rameses vs all members
Battle 2 : prep time against each other
Battle 3 : help from Napoleón dynamite for nacho and jack torrance for the cult
I am 90% sure it's Nicole Kidman movie. Could be wrong. But the movie is pretty popular big mainstream film about couple moving to suburban area. And there is like millions of mysteries about the neighborhood, weird things happening, weird behavior and they build up into this weird secret society where the neighborhood actually wants the couple's children / child for something like secret society. They are grooming them.
Sounds exactly like Eyes Wide Shut I know :D but it's actually not. It's also not The Others. Could it be different actor or did Nicole Kidman soak up all these types of movies really in the 1990s and early 2000s?
I believe changes were made to the orgy sequence of EWS after Kubrick's death. Not to it's footage, which is the commonly discussed alteration. But rather it's dialogue. Specifically between Cruise and the masked woman, which comes off as awkward and melodramatic. At times doesn't really make any sense.
It's recently been reported that the dubbing was done after Kubrick's death, and Kate Blanchett was secretly used to dub over the masked woman Cruise talks with.
>AG: When all the other girls left, I was in this amazing position of being able to work with two incredible artists. I was on the set with Tom and Stanley, finding things on our own. Stanley asked my opinion a lot. Me and Tom were among the last people he ever filmed; Stanley died before the dubbing was done. And I always wondered before the film came out whether they were going to dub me, because I didn’t have an American accent.
I have a feeling that the dialogue gave more context as to the nature of the party, and thus was changed after his death. According to an article by Roger E Bert, the higher ups at Warner Bros were furious when they saw the film:
>if we can believe a report by Neal Travis in the New York Post, Semel and Daly resigned because big Warner's stockholder Ted Turner hated the movie.
The well-connected columnist wrote on July 16: "My sources say that when Turner finally got to view the late Stanley Kubrick's last film . . . he exploded. I'm told he `couldn't believe' that Daly and Semel would give Kubrick final and absolute control of the movie, right down to the marketing strategy. One source claims that Ted . . . demanded of Daly and Semel that they have it drastically recut and shortened, arguing that since Kubrick was dead, all former agreements were canceled. Th
While not a clear horror per se like Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange or The Shining, I definitely found Eyes Wide Shut to be low key sinister and horrifying. Bill Harford's life seems to go from normal and affluent to nightmarish all in the space of an evening, and the creepy and ritualistic sex cult definitely made me feel uneasy.
To top it all, I would say there was a level of ambiguity that is far more suited to horror than to thriller, the latter where people often want a neater conclusion. For example >!was Mandy killed on Bill's behalf, what became of Nick, and so on!<. It definitely reminded me of David Lynch's work quite strongly in the unsettling dreamlike tone, and a fair few people look at some of David Lynch's movies as horror.
I would highly recommend it, particularly if you like Kubrick's more conventionally horrifying movies. Any lovers? Any haters?
Hey r/stanleykubrick! I host a podcast called Mind Theater, where I analyze works of tv and film in the form of audio essays. I recently released an episode on Eyes Wide Shut, where I explored the symbiotic relationship between dreams and reality. If this interests you at all I suggest you give the episode a listen. Thanks!
Please don't give me shit for only now realizing this, but I just watched this movie I know I'm not the first to bring it up here, and we all know how DRM's heavily inspired by Krubick, but holy shit I never realized just how heavily inspired till I watched this. The film is a masterpiece and insanely similar to UTSL not just in the plot, but themes of sex, the occult, and discerning reality objectively vs subjectively. The film even has these random introductions to seemingly random characters or references that make their way back into the story and push the plot deeper, which was probably one of my favorite aspects or UTSL and watching all these random pieces start to connect. Not to take away anything from UTSL because it really is its own masterpiece and I'd watch it any day over Eyes Wide Shut, but in my opinion UTSL is really just a modern adaption of Eyes Wide Shut. Seriously go watch it!