posted on May, 19 2005 @ 02:27 PM
I think "Eyes Wide Shut" was highly underrated, as well. It was classically Kubrick, if you know what I mean--completely captivating, both visually
and narratively. The sexual content is what doomed the film critically, because so many folks can't get beyond that component and frankly, the
genius that marks "Eyes Wide Shut" could have been just as effective on any script of equal quality, especially with that cast.
It is fitting, though, that this was Kubrick's last film--a tour de force that pushed the boundaries of sexual content in mainstream film with such
ease, where so many have failed so miserably in the past. For myself, the nudity and sexuality of the film are hardly noticeable, partly because of
my jaded nature, even though nudity and sexuality in mainstream film usually offend me because they are almost always so blatantly gratuitous.
In Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick was able to bring his signature qualities to a film that pushed the envelope in so many ways without insulting either my
sensibilities or my intelligence. That's a fine line to walk, indeed.
[edit on 05/5/19 by GradyPhilpott]