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#744: Eyes Wide Shut at 20 / Top 5 Kubrick Scenes

Back in 1999, it was hard to watch EYES WIDE SHUT without thinking about Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as a real-life married couple participating in some sadistic form of therapy. Twenty years later, it's maybe still a little distracting, but it's easier to see the pair's performances in the greater contexts of their respective careers – and, in particular, how effective the casting of the cocky, entitled Cruise is as Dr. Bill Harford, a man who sees his confidence reduced to rubble by the end of the film. For their 9 From '99 review of Kubrick's final, controversial masterpiece, Adam and Josh talk about the brilliance of Kidman's few, powerful scenes, and the film's subtle formal brilliance. And how about that orgy scene, huh?

Plus, Adam finally gets to share his Top 5 Kubrick Scenes six years after a late-breaking case of dysphonia kept him from joining Josh and Michael Phillips for their Kubrick picks (back on episode #459).

This episode of Filmspotting is sponsored by Gravitas Movies.

0:00 - Billboard
1:17 - 9 From '99 Review: "Eyes Wide Shut"
Chris Isaak, "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing"
54:36 - Next Week / Notes
1:05:30 - Massacre Theatre
1:12:11 - Donations
1:13:56 - Top 5 Kubrick Scenes
1:33:42 - Close


- Did Adam really say Room 227 instead of 237? Indeed, he’s a huge Jackée fan.


- Amy Nicholson on the making of “Eyes Wide Shut”


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