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Eyes Wide Open

It has been argued that the dramatic climax of the novella is actually Albertina's dream, and the film has shifted the focus to Bill's visit to the secret society's orgy, whose content is more shocking in the film. Strangelove represents the worst of the American national security establishment, Charles Grady represents the worst of Jack Torrance in The Shining , and Clare Quilty represents the worst of Humbert Humbert in Lolita.

Similarly, the dead woman whom Bill suspects of being the woman at the party who saved him is a baroness that he was acquainted with earlier, not a hooker at Ziegler's party.

More significantly, in the film, Ziegler gives a commentary on the whole story to Bill, including an explanation that the party incident, where Bill is apprehended, threatened, and ultimately redeemed by the woman's sacrifice, was staged.

Whether this is to be believed or not, it is an exposition of Ziegler's view of the ways of the world as a member of the power elite. This is left unexplained in the film and left to the viewer's interpretation. Casting[ edit ] When Warner Bros. After that meeting, the director awarded them the roles. Due to scheduling conflicts, both had to drop out [20] — first Keitel with Finding Graceland , [21] then Leigh with eXistenZ [22] — and they were replaced by Sydney Pollack and Marie Richardson in the final cut.

Kubrick's perfectionism led to script pages being rewritten on the set, and most scenes requiring numerous takes.

The shoot went much longer than expected; Vinessa Shaw was initially contracted for two weeks but ended up working two months, [24] while Alan Cumming , who appears in one scene, was required to audition six times throughout the filming process.

Kubrick's perfectionism went as far as sending workmen to Manhattan to measure street widths and note newspaper vending machine locations.

Eyes Wide Open

Production was followed by a strong campaign of secrecy, helped by Kubrick always working with a short team on set. Kubrick refused to use studio lighting, forcing Smith to use the available light sources visible in the shot, such as lamps and Christmas tree lights.

When this was not adequate, Smith used Chinese paper ball lamps to softly brighten the scene. The color was enhanced by push processing the film reels, which helped bring out the intensity of color. Costume designer Marit Allen explained that Kubrick felt they fit in that scene for being part of the imaginary world, and ended up "creat[ing] the impression of menace, but without exaggeration".

Many masks as used in the Venetian carnival were sent to London, and Kubrick separated who would wear each piece. The director died six days later. Kubrick then called the composer and asked if she had anything else "weird" like that song, which was reworked for the final cut of the scene, with the title "Masked Ball". Pook ended up composing and recording four pieces of music, many times based on her previous work, totaling 24 minutes.

The composer's work ended up having mostly string instruments — including a viola played by Pook herself — with no brass or woodwinds as Pook "just couldn't justify these other textures", particularly as she wanted the tracks played on dialogue-heavy scenes to be "subliminal" and felt such instruments would be intrusive.

The original cut had a scriptural recitation of the Bhagavad Gita , which Pook took from a previous Yogeswaran recording.

It is classified as such in the book The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema, by Linda Ruth Williams , [50] and was described as such in news articles about Cruise and Kidman's lawsuit over assertions they saw a sex therapist during filming. Michael Koresky believed Kubrick did this because of the rejuvenating symbolism of Christmas. For desire is like Christmas: it always promises more than it delivers.

Eyes Wide Open

While virtually every scene has a Christmas tree, there is "no Christmas music or cheery Christmas spirit. Nelson notes that the sex ritual combines elements of Venetian Carnival and Catholic rites, in particular, the character of "Red Cloak" who simultaneously serves as Grand Inquisitor and King of Carnival.

Its symbolic meaning is represented through its connection to the characters in the film; as Tim Kreider points out, this can be seen through the masks in the prostitute's apartment and her being renamed as " Domino " in the film, which is a type of Venetian Mask. TV spots featured both Isaak and Ligeti's music from the soundtrack, while revealing little about the movie's plot. The numbers put it as Kubrick's second highest-grossing film in the country, behind A Space Odyssey, [81] but were considered a box office disappointment.

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In Italy, it was a huge hit. The website's critical consensus states, "Kubrick's intense study of the human psyche yields an impressive cinematic work. Kubrick's brilliantly choreographed one-take scenes create a near-hypnotic atmosphere of commingled desire and dread. Club was also highly positive, arguing that "the film's primal, almost religious intensity and power is primarily derived from its multifaceted realization that disobeying the dictates of society and your conscience can be both terrifying and exhilarating.

The film's depiction of sexual depravity and amorality could easily venture into the realm of camp in the hands of a lesser filmmaker, but Kubrick depicts primal evil in a way that somehow makes it seem both new and deeply terrifying. Most people will find the maths section illuminating, especially if they've struggled with maths concepts or feel anxiety just thinking about math don't worry, you don't need to learn everything about math, but you'll learn how to see, often at a glance, if someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

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