Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut

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Director: Stanley Kubrick

Cast: Stanley Kubrick, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack

     
 

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The final work of legendary director Stanley Kubrick, who died within a week of completing the edit, stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, at the time Hollywood's most bankable celebrity couple, and was shot on a open-ended schedule (finally totaling over 400 days), with closed sets in London standing in for New York City. Cruise and Kidman play William and Alice… See more details below

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The final work of legendary director Stanley Kubrick, who died within a week of completing the edit, stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, at the time Hollywood's most bankable celebrity couple, and was shot on a open-ended schedule (finally totaling over 400 days), with closed sets in London standing in for New York City. Cruise and Kidman play William and Alice Harford, a physician and a gallery manager who are wealthy, successful, and travel in a sophisticated social circle; however, a certain amount of decadence crosses their paths on occasion, and a visit to a formal-dress party leads them into sexual temptation when William is drafted into helping a beautiful girl who has overdosed on drugs while Alice is charmed by a man bent on seduction. While neither William and Alice act on their adulterous impulses, once the issue has been brought into the open, it begins a dangerous season of erotic gamesmanship for the couple, with William in particular openly confronting his desire for new sexual experiences. What didn't make the final cut of Eyes Wide Shut may have been as fascinating as what finally appeared on screen: Harvey Keitel was replaced almost immediately by Sydney Pollack, while Jennifer Jason Leigh was replaced by Marie Richardson after she had shot all her scenes and left town.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Stanley Kubrick's first film in more than a decade, Eyes Wide Shut had already attracted attention before Kubrick's death several months prior to its release sent the hype into overdrive. As the closely guarded production dragged on for a year and a half, rumors swirled over cast departures and what Kubrick was doing with Hollywood's premier young married couple. Kubrick's death several days after screening a "final cut" spurred speculation over whether Eyes Wide Shut was truly in the form the notoriously particular filmmaker wanted, a controversy compounded by the studio's decision to digitally alter the orgy scene for an R rating. Finally opening after numerous press tributes and the digitalia brouhaha, Eyes Wide Shut divided critics over whether it was an artistically challenging exploration of marital fidelity and boredom, or a hopelessly dated Freudian fever dream. Regardless of questions about the transposition of the 1920s Viennese milieu in Arthur Schnitzler's Traumnovelle to 1990s Manhattan, Kubrick's command of his craft was still formidable. The grainy, richly colored cinematography, Steadicam shots, and ornate production design sleekly evoked the waking dream world of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's sexual searchers. Though it fell off at the box office and was shut out of year-end awards, Eyes Wide Shut's defenders suggested that it may still find a place in the Kubrick legacy.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2007
UPC:
0012569806733
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:39:00

Special Features

Disc 1: ; Digitally remastered movie selectable in both rated and - for the first time in North America - unrated versions; ; Disc 2:; 3-part channel four documentary; The Lat Movie: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut; New featurette Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick; Interview gallery featuring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg; Kubrick's 1998 Director's Guild of America D.W. Griffith award acceptance speech; Theatrical trailer & tv spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Cruise William Harford
Nicole Kidman Alice Harford
Sydney Pollack Victor Ziegler
Marie Richardson Marion
Rade Serbedzija Milich
Todd Field Nick Nightingale
Vinessa Shaw Domino
Alan Cumming Desk Clerk
Sky Dumont Sandor Szavost
Fay Masterson Sally
Leelee Sobieski Milich's Daughter
Thomas Gibson Carl
Louise J. Taylor Gayle
Stewart Thorndike Nuala
Julienne Davis Mandy
Carmela Marner Waitress at Gillespie's
Jackie Sawiris Roz
Leslie Lowe Illona
Peter Benson Bandleader
Michael Doven Zielger's Secretary
Randall Paul Harris
Lisa Leone Lisa
Kevin Connealy Lou Nathanson
Mariana Hewett Rosa
Dan Rollman Rowdy College Kid #1
Gavin Perry Rowdy College Kid #2
Chris Pare Rowdy College Kid #3
Adam Lias Rowdy College Kid #4
Christian Clarke Rowdy College Kid #5
Kyle Whitcombe Rowdy College Kid #6
Gary Goba Naval Officer
Florian Windorfer Maitre D' -- Cafe Sonata
Togo Igawa Japanese Man #1
Eiji Kusuhara Japanese Man #2
Sam Douglas Cab Driver
Angus MacInnes Gateman #1
Abigail Good Mysterious Woman
Brian W. Cook Tall Butler
Leon Vitali Red Cloak
Phil Davies Stalker
Cindy Dolenc Girl at Sharky's
Clark Hayes Hospital Receptionist
Treva Etienne Morgue Orderly
Colin Angus Masked Party Goer
Karla Ashley Masked Party Goer
Kathryn Charman Masked Party Goer
James Demaria Masked Party Goer
Anthony Desergio Masked Party Goer
Janie Dickens Masked Party Goer
Laura Fallace Masked Party Goer
Vanessa Fenton Masked Party Goer
Georgina Finch Masked Party Goer
Peter Godwin Masked Party Goer
Joanna Heath Masked Party Goer
Lee Henshaw Masked Party Goer
Ateeka Poole Masked Party Goer
Adam Pudney Masked Party Goer
Sharon Quinn Masked Party Goer
Ben De Sausmarcz Masked Party Goer
Emma Lou Sharratt Masked Party Goer
Paul Spelling Masked Party Goer
Matthew Thompson Masked Party Goer
Dan Travers Masked Party Goer
Russell Trigg Masked Party Goer
Kate Whalin Masked Party Goer
Rade Sherbedgia Actor

Technical Credits
Stanley Kubrick Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Margaret Adams Production Designer
Marit Allen Costumes/Costume Designer
Denise Chamian Casting
Paul Conway Sound Editor
Brian W. Cook Asst. Director,Co-producer
John Fenner Art Director
Nigel Galt Editor
Jan Harlan Executive Producer
Lisa Leone Set Decoration/Design
Jocelyn Pook Score Composer
Frederic Raphael Screenwriter
Larry Smith Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Edward Tise Sound/Sound Designer
Leslie Tomkins Production Designer
Leon Vitali Asst. Director,Casting
Roy Walker Production Designer
Terry Wells Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Eyes Wide Shut: Movie
1. Not Even Looking [2:41]
2. Nick Nightingale [3:43]
3. The Art of Love [3:47]
4. Rainbow's End [2:39]
5. Between You and Me [7:51]
6. "Those Two Girls...;" "I'm Sure of You" [10:39]
7. The Naval Officer [5:55]
8. House Call [4:25]
9. "I Love You" [3:48]
10. Taking a Walk [1:25]
11. In Domino's Hands [4:01]
12. "Shall We?" [3:47]
13. Sonata Café [6:36]
14. Rainbow Fashions [3:49]
15. No Sense of Decency [3:26]
16. Country House [3:23]
17. The Abyss [3:34]
18. First Warning [3:45]
19. Voyeurs [2:53]
20. Mysterious Woman [1:52]
21. "Kindly Remove Your Mas" [3:10]
22. No Turning Back [2:38]
23. Home [2:54]
24. Alice's Dream [5:36]
25. Looking for Nick [2:42]
26. The Desk Clerk [3:36]
27. "It Needn't Be a Costume" [2:45]
28. Second Warning [4:24]
30. On His Mind [3:27]
31. Sally's News [6:01]
32. Followed [3:14]
33. Looking for Mandy [5:43]
34. No Games [4:31]
35. "What Can I Say?" [4:00]
36. Life Goes On [5:09]
37. "I'll Tell You Everything" [3:35]
38. Forever [5:49]
39. End Credits [5:23]

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