This has now settled deep into my top ten favourite scenes of all time and it sets the tone for one of the best film sequences I’ve ever seen: the whole take through the mansion used for the mysterious sex extravaganza was simply perfect - aesthetically, musically, atmospherically. I’ve seen A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey, admired but didn’t love both, but have now found my Kubrick masterpiece. There are just so many elements to love here…
Almost thirty years before “Eyes Wide Shut” premiered, a befriended journalist of Stanley Kubrick bought the rights to the book “Traumnovelle” by Arthur Schnitzler. So Kubrick had the idea for this film for almost three decades. This shows how much of a perfectionist he is. And when he started filming, it took him another two and a half years to finish the project.
Stanley Kubrick managed to create an oppressing atmosphere, and it’s not so much because of the sex…
And sixteen years later, at 8:30 on an August morning, he finally saw it.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Film #14 of the "Scavenger Hunt #5" Challenge.
Task #12: A director's final film (RIP).
I still have the score playing in my head from 2 weeks ago; that's something. Music doesn't usually make that much of an impact on me but the score in this film was the atmosphere, the story, the emotion, the fear. It was wonderful.
The story wasn't what I expected, which I've read is the case for a lot of audiences. The film is…
1. the village really doesnt look like that like wtf kubrick i thought you were such a perfectionist i guess fucking not you should’ve got over your irrational flight fear like excuse me.
2. the part in the costume shop is A+++ SEXY STUFF!!!
3. i like when nicole kidman smokes the marijuana and talks about how girls think about sex too
4. baby did a bad bad thing……
5. why does it get so fucking boring after they leave…
For how long I've heard about the extremity of this one, I was expecting way more insane sex scenes. It wasn't nearly as extreme as I thought it would be. No more so than A Clockwork Orange. But I liked this one pretty well, and thought that both actors were good, and it was a bit easier to follow than a lot of Kubrick can be for me.
I figure I would offer my own opinion of the movie since I've actually wanted to talk about it for a while, considering that I am a big fan of Kubrick (although unlike his purist, I do not think he is perfect and some of his films I do not like). The best way to sum up my thoughts on this film to to quote Kubrick's own words to R. Lee. Ermey, "it was a piece of shit". As much…
I think Sigmund Freud put it best when he said, and I'm paraphrasing a bit, "sometimes old white dudes fucking is just old white dudes fucking."
Some filmmakers make a final farewell, Stanley Kubrick made a final "fuck you." This is perhaps the most unsettling conflation of the realistic and artificial in all of cinema. The acting is naturalistic to a T and the mise-en-scene is as strange and carefully constructed as any Kubrick film, but the lighting is garish,…
I found this film to be VERY fascinating but also VERY confusing after it was all over haha. Tom Cruise is excellent in the film and Stanley Kubrick's use of long-take shots is brilliant. I loved the use of Christmas lights to set the mood, and the dialogue was fascinating. I just wish I understood the film a little bit better.
"No dream is ever just a dream."
Eyes Wide Shut was Stanley Kubrick's final film, and in many ways, his most complex and disturbing, being a disturbingly voyeuristic psychological study of infidelity and human sexuality and marriage.
Its interesting to note that, in many ways, marriage is a topic that Kubrick had touched upon indirectly in several of his past films. The marriage of convenience in Barry Lyndon; the marriage marred by abuse in The Shining; and the marriage as a way to hide the illicit, like…