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Thread: Eyes Wide Shut: 20 years on, Stanley Kubrick’s most notorious film is still shrouded

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    So you don't know wtf you're talkin about do 'ya.

    As usual.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    So you don't know wtf you're talkin about do 'ya.

    As usual.


    The uninformed voter...

    Troll much?

    Why do you find it necessary to interject yourself into any interesting thread and turn it into a $#@! slinging fest?

    Why don't you grow up and realize this wasn't about Trump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbforrest45 View Post
    Troll much?

    Why do you find it necessary to interject yourself into any interesting thread and turn it into a $#@! slinging fest?

    Why don't you grow up and realize this wasn't about Trump?

    Foolish one.
    It's not about Stanley Kubrick either. It's written by a guy like you. Eyes Wide Shut is being shrouded in ignorance: there was nothing notorious about it, nor Stanley Kubrick.

    It's disinformation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    After seeing the film, I sought out and read an English translation of the 1926 novella 'Dream Story' and was struck by the almost scene-for-scene transposition of the story from '20s Vienna to '90s NYC. It was truly remarkable. The film's realistic depiction of the jealousies and resentments that sometimes visit the best of marriages was excellent. The notorious "sex orgy" scenes were about as far from erotic as it's possible to get, which of course was no accident - the odd masks the participants wore reinforcing the sense of mechanical joylessness.

    Many of Kubrick's works have become fodder for the conspiracy lovers. I was re-watching 'The Shining' a couple of days ago and followed it up with reading about some of the goofy rumors and conspiracy theories surrounding that movie - as an example the theory that Kubrick slipped several clues into the movie pointing to his having participated in the filming of the "fake moon landing" of Apollo 11.

    The article cited in the OP reads, quite honestly, like something a staffer on 'Us Weekly' might have slipped through on a day his Editor was out sick.
    For me it was Kubick's technical expertise. The tracking shots he made famous, his abilities with light and lenses, going wide angle a great deal. His stories have always been secondary to me, except for Barry Lyndon. The eighteenth century portrayal of history had me paying more attention to surrounding characters.

    The OP is a bottom feeding exercise: secrets of the Templar treasure... Kubrick wouldn't even look up.

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    Eyes Wide Shut dropped Kubrick off at the curb. It sucked.
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    The more $#@!ed up $#@! is the scientology and what they did to kidmann

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    Eyes Wide Shut dropped Kubrick off at the curb. It sucked.
    Why do you think that?
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    Too dark. Too occult. Too vague.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    Too dark. Too occult. Too vague.
    Yes, that was the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    For me it was Kubick's technical expertise. The tracking shots he made famous, his abilities with light and lenses, going wide angle a great deal. His stories have always been secondary to me, except for Barry Lyndon. The eighteenth century portrayal of history had me paying more attention to surrounding characters.

    The OP is a bottom feeding exercise: secrets of the Templar treasure... Kubrick wouldn't even look up.
    Kubrick's films are not the standard, cookie-cutter Hollywood product, and of course that upsets a lot of people who are only looking for that kind of thing. Like certain other filmmakers, he's accused of being "obscure" or confusing for the sake of being different, or because he wasn't somehow talented enough to make the sort of movies that don't require much thinking on the part of the audience. Or, as we've seen, that his films must contain clues to some unspoken truth about some real world world wrongdoing or conspiracy.

    Don't get me wrong - I love mindless action movies and other examples of the "cookie-cutter Hollywood product"; but I recognize that there can be legitimately great films that don't fit that mold. You can appreciate a complex dish, prepared by a master chef, with so many ingredients you really don't fully know what you're eating, and still love and even prefer a good cheeseburger.

    I can remember being on vacation in St. Louis with the family when I was fourteen and going to see 2001: A Space Odyssey at a Cinerama theater. If you've never seen the movie, it ends with what I think can fairly be described as some very jarring and, yes, confusing images. As the credits rolled, my father loudly expressed his belief, in so many words, that "they" - whoever had made the movie - obviously hadn't known how to end it and had just put in anything that came to mind. Of course I didn't really understand exactly what had happened, either, and wouldn't until I read Arthur C. Clarke's novel adapted from the movie, but my father's reaction didn't seem right or appropriate to me.
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