Kubrick’s final film was Eyes Wide Shut (1999), starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as a Manhattan couple on a sexual odyssey. Tom Cruise portrays a doctor who witnesses a bizarre masked quasireligious orgiastic ritual at a country mansion, a discovery which later threatens his life.

The story is based on Arthur Schnitzler’s 1926 Freudian novella Traumnovelle (Dream Story in English), which Kubrick relocated from turn-of-the-century Vienna to New York City in the 1990s. Kubrick said of the novel: “A difficult book to describe—what good book isn’t. It explores the sexual ambivalence of a happy marriage and tries to equate the importance of sexual dreams and might-have-beens with reality.”

 

Alice Harford: Millions of years of evolution, right? Right? Men have to stick it in every place they can, but for women… women it is just about security and commitment and whatever the fuck else!

Dr. Bill Harford: A little oversimplified, Alice, but yes, something like that.

Alice Harford: If you men only knew…

 

[last lines]

Alice Harford: I do love you and you know there is something very important we need to do as soon as possible.

Dr. Bill Harford: What’s that?

Alice Harford: Fuck.

 

What I’m Watching

What I’m Watching… ’Masters of Sex – Season 3′

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

According to Robert Lloyd, the Los Angeles Times television critic, the show is a "handsome thing, another well-dressed romp through the American mid-century, when things (we imagine) were simpler and (so we like [...]

What I’m watching…François Truffaut documentary: ‘La Leçon de Cinema’

June 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

  The documentary examines Truffaut’s life and career in astonishing totality, highlighting selected clips from many of his best and most-loved films, including under-appreciated gems like his crackerjack movie-within-a-movie, Day for Night, and [...]

What I’m Watching… ‘Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht’

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Nosferatu the Vampyre is a 1979 West German art house vampire film written and directed by Werner Herzog. Its original German title is Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht ("Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night"). The film is [...]

What I’m Watching…’Three Colors: Red’ Krzysztof Kieślowski

April 26th, 2016|0 Comments

An incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life intersects with that of a bitter retired judge, played by Jean‑Louis Trintignant. [...]

What I’m Watching… ‘Trois Couleurs : Bleu’

April 15th, 2016|0 Comments

    Another film I revisit often. This time to closely observe the cinematography by Slawomir Idziak. Amanda http://www.amazon.com/Three-Colors-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray   Most Popular Posts in 2016 Recent Comments 'This [...]

What I’m Watching – ‘Blow Up’ Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni 1966

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

From an article by Roger Ebert: Michelangelo Antonioni's "Blow-Up" opened in America two months before I became a film critic, and colored my first years on the job with its lingering influence. It [...]

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Sharing the viewfinder

October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

"The “gaze” is a term that describes how viewers engage with visual media. Originating in film theory and criticism in the 1970s, the gaze refers to how we look at visual representations. These include advertisements, [...]

Werner Herzog – Lo And Behold: Reveries of the Connected World – Official Trailer

September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

  Legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Working [...]

18 Photos Of Celebrities Before And After Photoshop

September 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Celebrities already have an arsenal of image improvement tricks, like make-up, the best personal trainers, plastic surgery, and the list goes on. That list also includes tweaks and touch-ups using Photoshop software.   Read more [...]

Emily Ratajkowski poses nude and gets all feminist again

September 13th, 2016|0 Comments

From buro24/7: On women enjoying sex: "Sex is normal. Desire is normal. Attention is normal, and that's okay. That's really what slut shaming is, right? You talk about this in your book Promiscuities. A woman talks [...]

The 45 most seductive women of all time

July 31st, 2016|0 Comments

From the article at buro24/7.com.au: "What makes a woman seductive? If you ask Leonardo da Vinci, it's the mysterious, beguiling smile of a certain Mona Lisa. For Botticelli, it was tendrils of golden locks swirling [...]

The great art cover-up: Renaissance nudity still has power to shock

July 28th, 2016|0 Comments

From the article by Jonathon Jones in The Guardian: Sistine Chapel buttocks are veiled, while Leonardo’s Leda was so saucy she was destroyed. But prudish censorship only confirms the pulling power of art. You never [...]

Quotes of the Day

Quote of the Day – January 15 2017

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

"Sex ought to be a wholly satisfying link between two affectionate people from which they emerge unanxious, rewarded, and ready for more." Alex Comfort

Quote of the Day – January 14 2017

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

“It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.” Paul Strand

Quote of the Day – January 13 2017

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

"The difference between porn and erotica is the lighting." Gloria Leonard