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EYES WIDE SHUT

EYES WIDE SHUT

  • Directed by STANLEY KUBRICK
  • Starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field
  • w/ 'NEVER JUST A DREAM' short film
  • 1999 | 167mins | USA, UK | rated (18)

NEVER JUST A DREAM: STANLEY KUBRICK AND ‘EYES WIDE SHUT’

[8 min Short Film, which runs before EYES WIDE SHUT]

Stanley Kubrick looked for decades for a way to tell the story of Eyes Wide Shut before finally making it. Then, within, days of completing the film, he died suddenly. Never Just a Dream: Stanley Kubrick and ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ is a short documentary in which those who knew Kubrick best tell the story of the project and recall this final chapter of his career in moving detail.


EYES WIDE SHUT

Stanley Kubrick's daring last film is many things. It is a compelling psychosexual journey. A haunting dreamscape. A riveting tale of suspense. A major milestone in the careers of stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. And "a worthy final chapter to a great director's career" (Roger Ebert).


Cruise plays Dr William Hartford, who plunges into an erotic foray that threatens his marriage - and may even ensnare him in a lurid murder mystery - after his wife's (Kidman) admission of sexual longings. As the story sweeps from doubt and fear to self-discovery and reconciliation, Kubrick orchestrates it with masterful flourishes. Graceful tracking shots, controlled pacing, rich colours, startling images: bravura traits that make Kubrick a filmmaker for the ages are here to keep everyone's eyes wide