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The day-to-day life on set can only be inferred from facts and hints. The most major fact: Eyes Wide Shut was exhausting. Kubrick had asked Cruise and Kidman to commit to six months.
Eyes Wide Shut is a erotic mystery psychological drama film directed, produced and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. The film follows the sexually charged adventures of Dr. Bill Harford, who is shocked when his wife, Alice, reveals that she had contemplated having an affair a year earlier.
Something curious happened in New York around Christmastime This was a fate no one could have predicted back in Julywhen it was released to dismissive reviews and disappointing box office, owing in part to a fully revved-up Hollywood hype machine that touted the sex appeal of stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman and prepared audiences for a much different film. Eyes Wide Shut was accused of being out of touch at the time, but Kubrick was clearly after something stranger and more captivating.
By William Neuman. The steamy teaser, exhibited at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas, was chosen by Kubrick, who died at 70 Sunday at his home in England. Cruise, shown nude from the waist up, caresses and kisses her urgently.
The controversy was prudish and ridiculous back in It is not an erotic thriller, as so many reviews suggested. Two decades have passed and it is time to start being honest: Eyes Wide Shut is an excellent film, but it is not erotic, sexy, or even titillating.
Source Warner Bros. External links youreyeswideshut. In movies as in life, much of what we see is determined by what we have seen and what we wish to see.
Is it Barry White? The answer is some of the darkest, most experimental music to ever appear in a Kubrick film. Most famously in the movie, Dr.
To suggest that one of his films is anything less than a masterpiece or that the man himself was even a brick short of unadulterated genius means setting yourself up for ridicule as a philistine. Even casual moviegoers who wouldn't know a wide-angle lens from a box of Milk Duds are ready to pipe up and say nobody can touch Kubrick. It's been pounded into their heads for so long, there's no point in suggesting otherwise. Judging from the initial reviews, the ducks are waddling right into line once again for "Eyes Wide Shut," the sexually charged farewell from a director who was brilliant, unyielding in his personal vision and wholly capable of making suspect films.