Atmospheric dream journey through emotions and our need for sex. Excellent edited and directed with the usual fantastic use of classic music that Kubrick could use to great effect in his movies. Great acting. too. The funniest thing with this film was how the censors tampered with sex scenes and added CGI in front of the orgy sequences. Now 10 years later, we have "worse" sex in one single cable TV episode.
10/10. Kubrick's late masterpiece. EYES WIDE SHUT is an odd, entrancing nightmare about emasculation. Tom Cruise's Dr. Bill is consistently and hysterically occupied with money, status, and the women he should want to sleep with, all the while terrified by his wife's admission of sexual desire. Possibly my favorite Nicole Kidman performance. A must-see film, whose cryptic nature improves on rewatches.
Exploration of intimacy that resides in the bedroom - and creeps among halls, chambers and headquarters - is told in a kafkaesque, almost surreal fashion. Christmas lights and interior warmth operate as an aesthetic paradox to a sinister environment where one can be "checked out" over a course of one night. What is distinctly frightening is that below everything mentioned above, lies the imitation of life.
Needs to be revisited, but a recent analysis video by Nerdwriter1 on Youtube has totally changed my perspective on the film. One of Kubrick's most ambitious. If he hadn't created a string of perfect movies before this, it would be remembered as a masterpiece.
Em EWS somos alvo das parafilias embutidas na sociedade moderna. Este voyeurismo Kubrickeniano é típico do seu cinema, ainda que com mais razão que o habitual. O casal sexualmente frígido seria um bom pretexto, não fossem as orgias venezianas a única (pseudo)ideia em toda a narrativa. Todas as outras caricaturas pouco contribuem para o perfeccionismo. Ressalvam-se as cenas de festa.
A curious coda to Kubrick's career akin to a portrait awaiting final touches - what's missing (or may never have been) more interesting than what is in view. The end result - if one can call it that - is a highly suggestive and discursive exercise that hints, skirts and meanders around very dark territory indeed. At face value a rather dreary psycho-sexual drama but as a jigsaw of other concerns, rather fascinating.