Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Every once in a while there are movies that you just want to watch again. Of course, the reasons why may vary. That is the case with my next selection, Eyes Wide Shut. As icon Stanley Kubricks’ last film, there are so many different theories out there that remain unanswered due to his untimely death, and it is fun to watch, and re-watch this flick to see if any clues can be found.  

Plot/ A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous nightlong odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.

It is funny, this movie seems to pop up in many different arenas and conversations, and no, I really do not believe that it got Kubrick killed (could have, but…). Now after watching it again, it was definitely a lot better this time than when I watched it the first time years ago. There is no doubt that this is a Kubrick film, it had his attitude, atmosphere and edge. The storyline was interesting, the acting solid, the soundtrack amazing, and as always, the cinematography and direction were spot on. More importantly, it was a thought provoking movie, something that rarely exists anymore. In the end, this Kubrick entry is not for everyone, but it is a movie that should be seen and understood, of course the understanding may come at some later point. Check it out!

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