Eyes Wide Shut (1999) – Esoteric Analysis

Jay's Analysis

Mirror image film poster showing Nicole’s ‘open’ eye in the midst of sex: the characters’ inner pysches and problems are about to be mirrored in the ‘real’ world, as they realize they have been blind and ‘profane.’

By: Jay

Eyes Wide Shut is a film that failed to live to the expectations of many. It was supposed to be an edgy thriller that made statements about upper echelon decadence, while also utilizing the real world sex life of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as a kind of doorway bridging the gap between reality and fantasy – something that does come up in other Kubrick films, such as 2001: A Space Odyssey.  In this Kubrick film, however, we have a statement about who runs the “show.”  The show is both the film itself, as well as reality, and Kubrick wants viewers to realize that reality is run by our present showmasters of the…

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2 Comments on Eyes Wide Shut (1999) – Esoteric Analysis

  1. the Original Larry // September 16, 2015 at 8:36 pm // Reply

    Jay, I really enjoyed hearing you on Caravan to Midnight last night, and many others did also.
    Hope JB has you on again soon.

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