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Ishtar (English pronunciation /ˈɪʃtɑːr/; transliteration: DIŠTAR; Akkadian: ￼ ￼; Sumerian) is the Mesopotamian East Semitic (Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian) goddess of fertility, love, war, sex, and power She is the counterpart to the earlier attested Sumerian Inanna, and the cognate for the later attested Northwest Semitic Aramean goddess Astarte, and the Armenian goddess Astghik. Ishtar was an important deity in Mesopotamian religion which was extant from c.3500 BCE, until its gradual decline between the 1st and 5th centuries CE in the face of Christianity.
Chaos magic, also spelled chaos magick, is a postmodern magical tradition which emphasizes the pragmatic use of belief systems and the creation of new and unorthodox methods.
Nightingale Name Meaning. English: nickname for someone with a good voice, from Middle English nighti(n)gale (Old English nihtegal, from niht 'night' + galan 'sing'). Probably a translation of German and Jewish Nachtigall, or cognates in other languages.
CEO and founder of United Pictures Group, Producer Michael Doven is a 25 year movie industry executive. He has Producing Credits on: The Squeeze & In Search of Fellini and Associate Producer credits on The Last Samurai, Minority Report, Mission Impossible II, Collateral and Vanilla Sky.
He was the Production Associate on Mission Impossible, Eyes Wide Shut, Magnolia and worked assisting Mr. Cruise on Jerry Maquire, The Firm, A Few Good Men, Far And Away, Interview With A Vampire.
You know how it is, once a doctor,
always a doctor.
In my case, never a doctor, never a
doctor. You _don't_ know how that is.
I never did understand why you walked
No? It's a nice feeling. I do it a lot.
The BAND LEADER comes over and gives NICK a nod and BILL an
Okay, we're off again. Listen, if I don't
catch you later, I'm down in the
Village for the next two weeks, at the
Cafe Sonata. Come by if you get a
Cafe Sonata, right. Okay, and listen, it
was great seeing you again.
Same here. Take care.
The band starts up again.
I think that's my glass.
I'm absolutely certain of it.
SZABO is a handsome man, in his mid-forties with a slight Central
He drinks slowly from ALICE'S glass and looks directly into her eyes
as he does so.
Did you ever read the Latin poet Ovid
on The Art of Love?
Didn't he wind up all by himself, crying
his eyes out in some place with a very
But he also had a good time first. A
very good time.
During the party, Bill and Alice go their separate ways and are both faced with temptation. Alice meets a man named Sandor Szavost who asks her about Ovid’s Art of Love. This series of books, written during the times of Ancient Rome, was essentially a “How to Cheat on Your Partner” guide, and was popular with the elite of the time. The first book opens with an invocation to Venus – the planet esoterically associated with lust. Interestingly enough, Ishtar (and her equivalents in other Semetic cultures) was considered to be the personification of Venus.
Don’t you think that one of the charms of marriage is that it creates a necessity for deception from both parties.
Sandor’s name might be a reference to the founder of the Church of Satan: Anton Szandor Lavey. Is this Kubrick’s way of saying that this man, who urges Alice to cheat on her husband, is a part of the occult elite and its decadent ways? The Hungarian man is apparently skilled in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) as he nearly hypnotizes Alice with well calculated phrases about the futility of married life and the necessity of pursuing pleasure.
Meanwhile, Bill is discussing with two flirtatious models who tell him that they want to take him to “where the rainbow ends”. While the meaning of this enigmatic phrase is never explicitly explained in the movie, symbols talk for themselves.
Do you know what's so nice about
Usually a lot less than people think.
They look so... knowledgable!
They are very knowledgeable - about
all sorts of things.
But I'll bet they work too hard. I bet
they miss out on a lot of fun.
You're absolutely right. Where we
Where the rainbow ends.
BILL slows down a little.
Don't you want to go where the
Do I want to go where the rainbow
Before he can answer, a big man who looks like he stepped right
out of _The Godfather_ walks up - HARRIS, Ziegler's _personal
In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupido, meaning "desire") is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars, and is known in Latin also as Amor ("Love"). His Greek counterpart is Eros.
Ziegler Name Meaning German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tiler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German ziegel ‘roof tile’ (Old High German ziagal, from Latin tegula), German Ziegel. In the Middle Ages the term came to denote bricks as well as tiles, and so in some cases the term may have denoted a brickmaker or bricklayer rather than a tiler.
Ziegler is a common German surname meaning "brick-maker" and may refer to the following people:
A domino mask (from Latin dominus, "lord", and Medieval Latin masca, "specter") is a small, often rounded mask covering only the eyes and the space between them.
There is a moment in Eyes Wide Shut, as Bill Harford is lying to his wife over a cellphone from a prostitute's apartment, when we see a textbook in the foreground titled Introducing Sociology. The book's title is a dry caption to the action onscreen (like the slogan PEACE IS OUR PROFESSION looming over the battle at Burpelson Air Force Base in Dr. Strangelove), telling us that prostitution is the basic, defining transaction of our society. It is also, more importantly, a key to understanding the film, suggesting that we ought to interpret it sociologically—not as most reviewers insisted on doing, psychologically.