Eyes Wide Shut

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I still think this is an extraordinary film

akm, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:04 (two months ago) link

The most.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:04 (two months ago) link

todd Holland?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:05 (two months ago) link

Directed most of the Larry Sanders episodes.

clemenza, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:09 (two months ago) link

What a weird oral history. These two things jumped out at me:

One of the problems was that they had to be totally natural. No Botox, no breast enhancements, anything like that. I made it very clear to everybody who came and their agents.

And that was because Stanley wanted this very particular body type, a sort of Barbie-doll type.

So everyone had to be "totally natural," but Kubrick wanted "Barbie-doll" types? OK. That whole scene is so dumb, and would have been better had it been more surreal or whatever word they kept throwing around. Like, I dunno, the sequence at the end of Gaspar Noe's "Love" or something. Because what hurts that whole scene in EWS is that, from memory, it is so cheesy Red Shoes Diaries or whatever. So ... mission accomplished? And failed?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:16 (two months ago) link

My wife and I saw this movie on our honeymoon on a hot day in Hawaii. Actually, we saw a third of it before the projector broker. Then we kind of looked at each other, shrugged, and went out to dinner instead.
ā€• Josh in Chicago, Monday, June 25, 2012 12:23 AM (seven years ago)

perhaps it's a film about how marriage attracts the mutually tasteless
ā€• Ward Fowler, Monday, June 25, 2012 3:12 AM (seven years ago)

It still plays beautifully.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:25 (two months ago) link

Eh, you know what? Fuck all y'all.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:38 (two months ago) link

I'll never marry, which makes sense because I don't understand the appeal of this movie even after three viewings.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:38 (two months ago) link

It's tantamount to understanding the appeal of ILX after 16 years tbh.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:39 (two months ago) link

borad 7 is where the bad silly and boring orgies take place

mark s, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:44 (two months ago) link

Tantamount Pictures Presents

ILX Wide Shut

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 14:14 (two months ago) link

By far his scariest movie

flappy bird, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 16:46 (two months ago) link

Thought this bump was going to be related to the Laura Branigan thread.

same here

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 16:47 (two months ago) link

I saw this 4 times in the theater in 99. The last time (this was back when movies would play for a while) was probably in late summer in the Angelika in downtown Houston with just me and an elderly couple. I wonder what they made of it.

ryan, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 18:35 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

In Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Tom Cruise gives us a complete, devastatingly accurate catalog of the crumbling defensive postures that a nude or semi-nude man can take while trying to retain a tone of "level-headed" condescension during a boudoir argument with their partner or spouse. pic.twitter.com/VQ3DBvYorz

— ā„‘ š”‡š”¬š”«'š”± š”…š”©š”žš”Ŗš”¢ š”œš”¬š”² (@NickPinkerton) September 7, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 September 2019 01:19 (one month ago) link

rethinking some of the plot elements now that we've revived the thread yet again

I'm not sure Dr. Bill's sexual jealousy is as much about the fear of his wife's infidelity as much as it is a realization he's incapable of imagining his own sexual fantasy scenarios. Alice's is both visceral and straightforward. He stumbles into this effete circle of elites who have concocted an elaborate ritual that has the trappings of eroticism but ends in what Morbs correctly described as mechanical, non-erotic sex

there's a sideline in the current HBO series Succession about people who are born moneyed being unable to participate in, or at least find joy in, a myriad of human experiences -- but they try to compensate by spending lots of money or going off script

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 9 September 2019 15:28 (one month ago) link

if they could just buy an ice cream cone and have it mean something

j., Monday, 9 September 2019 15:31 (one month ago) link

buying an ice cream company and feeling a half second of ennui

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 9 September 2019 15:33 (one month ago) link

I assume this movie is just on a loop at Morbz' house

ĪŸį½–Ļ„Ī¹Ļ‚, Monday, 9 September 2019 15:36 (one month ago) link

Give up your inquiries which are completely useless, and consider
these words a second warning. We hope, for your own good, that
this will be sufficient.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 September 2019 16:06 (one month ago) link

the irritation in "which are completely useless" is palpable

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 9 September 2019 16:09 (one month ago) link

orgies plausibly run by Trump

Shakey, it's at best my 6th-favorite Kubrick film, ya doof

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 September 2019 16:10 (one month ago) link

*bangs staff*

flappy bird, Monday, 9 September 2019 16:59 (one month ago) link

this would make a great double feature with Three Days of the Condor

flappy bird, Monday, 9 September 2019 17:00 (one month ago) link

Interesting that it seems to have had some critical rehab in these last few years

https://filmschoolrejects.com/best-movies-1990s/9/

piscesx, Monday, 9 September 2019 17:04 (one month ago) link

it's been several years since I've seen it, but does EWS ever get compared to Vanilla Sky (itself an adaptation of a 1997 film called open Your Eyes)?

frame casual (dog latin), Monday, 9 September 2019 17:49 (one month ago) link

I was going to rewatch that the other night, was one of my favorites as a kid. yeah, I never thought about it really but there's tons of stuff in common: the mask, male insecurity/impotence, an ordinary powerful man in extraordinary circumstances, marital/spousal anxiety, forces beyond our control/out of sight, mysterious organizations...

flappy bird, Monday, 9 September 2019 18:05 (one month ago) link

I was somewhat enthusiastic about that movie for a moment when it was released, but once you get past the surface it's Cameron Crowe doing the same shit about relationship dynamics, who gets to be trustworthy in what ways, with his record collection playing a little too loudly over the sountrack

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 9 September 2019 18:14 (one month ago) link

it's been several years since I've seen it, but does EWS ever get compared to Vanilla Sky (itself an adaptation of a 1997 film called open Your Eyes)?

at the time quite a lot, iirc.

ryan, Monday, 9 September 2019 18:28 (one month ago) link

Shakey, it's at best my 6th-favorite Kubrick film, ya doof

Who's calling whom the doof here?

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Monday, 9 September 2019 18:57 (one month ago) link

well i know you dont like Strangelove cuz it's funny, honeybunch

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:09 (one month ago) link

Given that and 2001 aren't allowed to NOT be in the top 5, that still leaves three whole slots and aside from Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining and Barry Lyndon, what else is there?

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:50 (one month ago) link

Nothing, that's what.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:51 (one month ago) link

Paths of Glory and The Killing, wisenheimer

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:52 (one month ago) link

there's a reason Welles said Kubrick was "a giant" in the early '60s

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:53 (one month ago) link

I'm glad we all agree that this is Kubrick's shittiest movie

ĪŸį½–Ļ„Ī¹Ļ‚, Monday, 9 September 2019 19:55 (one month ago) link

you have always been the caretaker, Mr Collier

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:56 (one month ago) link

this is prob my favorite kubrick movie bc i'm a dumbass. barry lyndon #2

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 9 September 2019 20:34 (one month ago) link

my boring opinion is that kubrick's films are all at least good

i mean, even fear and desire isn't really that bad for what it is

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 9 September 2019 21:02 (one month ago) link

Iā€™m with Brad

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Monday, 9 September 2019 21:19 (one month ago) link

'fraid so

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 September 2019 21:30 (one month ago) link


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