Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 drama film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Dream Story. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It was his last film, as he died six days after showing his final cut to Warner Brothers studios. The story, set in and around New York City, follows the sexually charged adventures of Dr. Bill Harford, who is shocked when his wife, Alice, reveals that she had contemplated an affair a year earlier. He embarks on a night-long adventure, during which he infiltrates a massive masked orgy of an unnamed secret society.
Victor Ziegler: Sorry to call you out so late tonight.
Dr. Bill Harford: That's OK, I was out anyway.
Victor Ziegler: How about a drink?
Dr. Bill Harford: Are you having one?
Victor Ziegler: Sure! What would you like?
Dr. Bill Harford: Uh, I'll have a little scotch.
Victor Ziegler: Good. How do you take it, neat?
Alice Harford: When she is having her little TITTIES squeezed, do you think she ever has any fantasies about what handsome Dr. Bill's DICKIE might be like?
(a tall stranger drinks from Alice's wine glass)
Alice Harford: Umm, I think that's my glass.
Sandor Szavost: I'm absolutely certain of it.
|Release Date||13 July 1999|
|US Box Office||$56,000,000|
|Tagline||Cruise. Kidman. Kubrick.|
|Genre||Drama, Mystery, Thriller|
|Filming Locations||Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, England, UK|
|Sound Mix||DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS|
|Film Class||Marriage Drama, Erotic Drama, Psychological Drama|
|Themes||Voyeurs, Amateur Sleuths, Crumbling Marriages|
|Tones||Deliberate, Enigmatic, Moody, Atmospheric, Lavish, Dreamlike, Sexual|