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.