Eyes Wide Shut

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flappy bird, Monday, 9 September 2019 16:59 (eight months ago) link

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

flappy bird, Monday, 9 September 2019 17:00 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

Nothing, that's what.

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

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

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 September 2019 19:55 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

I’m with Brad

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

'fraid so

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

one month passes...

infilitrating one of those eyes wide shut secret masked sex parties but just for the music

— ▀▀▀▀▀▀ (@immolations) October 17, 2019

What a ridiculous clusterfuck of totally uncool jokers (jed_), Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:47 (seven months ago) link

lol "no you don't understand, I only go to those parties to see Nick Nightingale play"

flappy bird, Thursday, 17 October 2019 04:07 (seven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Paths of Glory and The Killing, wisenheimer

― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, September 9, 2019 2:52 PM (two months ago)

Posted just barely too early for "OK Boomer."

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:20 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

A recent meme:

Here are some photos of the Buttigieg fundraiser in Napa -- with the famous wine cave and the chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals -- hosted by a for-profit HMO billionaire. pic.twitter.com/JZhoMgtJHL

— Kompromatthew (@MattTheGweat) December 16, 2019

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 23:28 (five months ago) link

ok that is actually funny

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 23:33 (five months ago) link

Some intriguing points of intersection with another Frederic Raphael-written film about a floundering marriage: Two for the Road with Finney and Hepburn. For starters, its last dialogue is

"Bitch." "Bastard."

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 13:16 (five months ago) link

i thought this was a good point:
https://www.screenslate.com/features/298

Among Eyes Wide Shut’s strangest effects is that it feels like a video game: its dialogue is clumsily literal, repetitive, and expository; its plot is linear and structured like a quest; its protagonist encounters almost exclusively non-player characters, simple ciphers with no purpose beyond helping or obstructing him. Its simulacrum New York recalls the game-worlds traversed by Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh in eXistenZ (from the same year), where the plot stalls if the players don’t use the correct phrases.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 18:04 (four months ago) link

Really tempted to see the new year in watching this but not sure my wife would be up for it.

Alba, Tuesday, 31 December 2019 18:39 (four months ago) link

Somehow I only saw this film for the first time this year. I think I'd have enjoyed it more if it'd gone all Mulholland Drive in the last 20 minutes, instead of finishing on a total damp squib of a shopping trip.

AMM stands for Axe-Murdering Motherfuckers (Matt #2), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 19:22 (four months ago) link

that video game theory is p cool, eyes wide shut does kind of have an fmv horror game feeling about it

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 21:36 (four months ago) link

same Alba

YOU CALL THIS JOURNALSIM? (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 12:50 (four months ago) link

the whole simulacrum thing is just kubrick 101 post-lolita. there is a quote by him about how film is not a photograph of reality, but a photograph of a photograph of a reality.

tonga, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 17:21 (four months ago) link


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