Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut (1999), directed by Stanley Kubrick.

In his earlier films -- say The Killing (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Lolita (1962) and Dr Strangelove (1964) -- I feel that I understand what Kubrick is thinking, what he intends. Things change with 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and his films become big cinema events, real head-scratchers as to what he is after: A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975) and The Shining (1980).

In this his last film I am again not sure what he is about. It is an erotic thriller plus scenes from a marriage plus absurd semi-comic night-time adventures close to the wild side.

As is the case with most of his films, I liked it better with a rewatch than originally. Some thoughts scribbled during a recent viewing:

Available on Blu-ray.

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