Eyes Wide Shut (1999) – Review by Janet Maslin [The New York Times]

2019-11-10T11:25:34+00:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Given the grippingly bizarre settings and situations that Stanley Kubrick's films favored, what could be more startling than the scene that opens "Eyes Wide Shut"? It's only the sight of two people who resemble glamorous movie stars getting ready for a black-tie party.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999): The 90-Second Trailer

2019-11-22T21:58:07+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , |

Nicole Kidman is dawdling before the mirror, naked except for her eyeglasses and an earring that's giving her trouble. She fusses with it, but languorously, as might be expected amid her gilded surroundings. They suggest the kind of hotel where each room is a scaled-down version of the queen's bedchamber at Versailles. The lamps bathe Ms. Kidman in flattery...

Faithfulness: A “Vision” of Stanley Kubrick’s Last Three Films – by Richmond B. Adams

2018-12-18T08:46:21+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

Stanley Kubrick, it appears, has raised many of the same questions through his films as Nathaniel Hawthorne did with his writing. In fact, they seem to share similar psychologically based images despite being separated by 100 years and Kubrick’s use of a medium that Hawthorne never experienced.

Stanley Kubrick: La Soggettiva Del Cadavere – di Vito Zagarrio

2019-03-24T09:34:53+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , |

La Storia, diceva ancora Baudrillard, è uno scenario rétro, è un “cadavere” che si può mettere in scena, un "fossile” che può essere rappresentato e “simulato”. «La Storia fa così il suo ingresso trionfale nel cinema a titolo postumo». Baudrillard no­tava come questa riapparizione della Storia non avesse un valore di presa di coscienza, ma di nostalgia di un referente perduto.

EYES WIDE SHUT: GHOST SONATA – By Richard T. Jameson [Film Comment]

2017-12-30T14:23:17+00:00December 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: , , , |

How are we supposed to watch Eyes Wide Shut? Really, how are we supposed to watch any Stanley Kubrick movie? Apprehension of so many of them has shifted between initial reviewing and years of re-viewing, of reconsideration from the vantage of a culture changed, often as not, by the films themselves.