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(Updated with Video) Eyes wide shut references to other films and Illuminati
11-25-2012, 09:41 AM (This post was last modified: 08-26-2013 11:14 PM by Hal9200.)
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(Updated with Video) Eyes wide shut references to other films and Illuminati
UPDATE EDIT: NEW VIDEO ANALYSIS (famous Critic Michel Ciment on Kubrick and Illuminati)

Absolutely great video analysis on the very topic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WAjdhWOMGI


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UPDATE 2: Comprehensive frame by frame analysis of EYES WIDE SHUT from Idyllopuspress website (not related to conspiracy aspect buy to more general themes): http://www.idyllopuspress.com/idyllopus/...ws_one.htm

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Eyes Wide shut has many complex connections and meanings with other films by Kubrick:

1) Shining/Eyes wide shut connection?
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2) 2001/Eyes wide shut connection?
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4) Barry Lyndon/ Eyes Wide Shut connection?
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5) Clockwork orange/Eyes wide shut connection?
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The part where Bill is being led by the two women to “where the rainbow ends…” is kind of a parallel to the scene in Lolita (Kubricks film) where Lolita in the play with another girl drags the Horned boy and says “ Look, Semiramis, look! Yes, the goat removeth his horns.Let us take him to the Dark Kingdom. Yes. To the Dark Kingdom, away, away!” ===“Why, good evening, Dr. Humbert! Miss Starch! Good evening!- Did you enjoy the performance? – Very much. I enjoyed every minute of it.I wondered if the symbolism wasn’t heavy-handed at times.”

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A nice little Easter egg by Stanley Kubrick to parralelel those two scenes and movies particularly as both lolita and eyes wide shut both share the same themes in terms of sexual exploits (also nice nod to Milichs daughter).


other findings in eyes wide shut

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who is the mysterious stranger on the bench looking at the bill and Alice's window seen twice in the film, is it a Kubrick doppelgänger watching his own film?

The shot is interesting for another reason, because it is used again near the end of the movie. One can see it is the same image as the first because a man sits, slouching on a street side bench (screen left). The message seems to be a playful reference to the movies source material, Traumnovelle, which means dream-book. and such is the normal assessment of this apparent editing redundancy, that Kubrick implies the entirety of Bill’s misadventure is only a bad dream, and that he has not even ventured outside the walls of his own home.

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11-25-2012, 12:10 PM
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RE: Eyes wide shut references to other films
Now you point it out, you are correct. The Monolith/carpet in EWS is a fine catch indeed Sir.
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11-25-2012, 01:18 PM (This post was last modified: 11-25-2012 01:19 PM by Scatterbrain114.)
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RE: Eyes wide shut references to other films
(11-25-2012 11:39 AM)lightningscream1 Wrote:  That guy on the bench is a shadow figure much like jack in the shining after he leaves room 237. That shot IS split in two just like u said. Kubrick never did that this is the first time I'm unsure why he did it. it comes after we see Nicole nude and after Toms adventure. its the shadow self! I put this in my film i made on kubrick id like to post parts of it. Every kubrick film has a shadow figures in it!

Who's the shadowy figure in A Clockwork Orange?
Oh wait, I remember the figures being shadowy when the droogs go to beat up the old drunk...

Another shadowy figure in The Shining is at the part where Wendy is reading Jack's book, and Jack slides away from the dark pillar.

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11-25-2012, 08:47 PM (This post was last modified: 11-28-2012 01:24 AM by Hal9200.)
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RE: Eyes wide shut references to other films
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devils food says it all really

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11-26-2012, 03:45 AM
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RE: Eyes wide shut references to other films
Milich/Jack EWS/Shining connection seems to be spot on. Great finds.
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11-27-2012, 11:50 PM
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RE: Eyes wide shut references to other films
(11-25-2012 11:33 PM)lightningscream1 Wrote:  you got it! in ACO also in Barry lyndon there are some shots after they gamble also in 2001 the apes look like shadow figures being dark against a light backround.


The gambling in Barry Lyndon, of course, refers to the fact that Lyndon lives his life according to chance, hence, there are many games of chance being played in the film.

I'd like to see you do a post about shadow figures in Kubrick's opus.

Also, to the poster(s) above, I think that if you are going to lift ideas and/or images straight off the blogs of others, you should give credit where it is due.

That is all!

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11-28-2012, 12:07 AM (This post was last modified: 11-28-2012 12:09 AM by Cionster.)
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RE: Eyes wide shut references to other films
(11-25-2012 11:33 PM)lightningscream1 Wrote:  you got it! in ACO also in Barry lyndon there are some shots after they gamble also in 2001 the apes look like shadow figures being dark against a light backround.

Pardon me, I hit the 'edit button' instead of 'reply'.

Gambling and games of chance in Barry Lyndon hint at the theme of chance, which governs Barry's life.
Have we any idea what Miss Kidman is watching on the portable TV beside her in that still? It looks sort of like a grown up Danny Torrance (adult boy?!)
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11-28-2012, 01:29 AM (This post was last modified: 11-28-2012 01:41 AM by Hal9200.)
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RE: Eyes wide shut references to other films
Full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/world/...wanted=all

Here are some interesting quotes:
“That defense and the investigation, which is facing a critical judicial hearing in late November, have offered a keyhole view into a clandestine practice in certain powerful circles of French society: secret soirees with lawyers, judges, police officials, journalists and musicians that start with a fine meal and end with naked guests and public sex with multiple partners.”

“The investigation into the prostitution ring in Lille ultimately swept up 10 suspects, including Mr. Strauss-Kahn (former IMF Chief). They knew each other largely through their membership as French Freemasons, according to Karl Vandamme, a defense lawyer who represents Fabrice Paszkowski, the owner of a medical supply company who played a crucial role in organizing the sex parties.”


Maybe Kubrick was trying to reveal what the elites and politicans were up to?

Ziegler: “Who do you think those people were? Those were not just some ordinary people. If I told you their names- I’m not going to tell you their names- but if I did, I don’t think you’d sleep so well.”

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ALSO:

Eyes Wide Shut could be seen as an semi autobiography to Stanley Kubrick’s life during the 50s. Here is a quote from wife in a newspaper article: http://partners.nytimes.com/library/film...rofile.htm

CHRISTIANE KUBRICK: “He saw me on television in Munich. He called my agent and hired me. I met him at a studio, and then he went to an enormous masked ball where I was performing. He was the only one without a costume. He was quite baffled.”

He met his wife in an actual “masked ball” similar to Eyes wide shut.
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11-28-2012, 06:22 AM
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RE: Eyes wide shut references to other films
LOL, The article on Kahn reads like the plot of EWS.
The newspaper article on SK is also interesting.
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12-04-2012, 09:19 AM
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RE: Eyes wide shut references to other films
There was also something looking like A Clockwork Orange in 2010. A picture of Liliane Bettencourt, one of the wealthiest people in the world, with some « very important work of art » on the table.
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Note that she's wearing orange. There's just some cat missing. Big Grin
It's unrelated but the picture was published during a political affair.


(11-28-2012 12:07 AM)Cionster Wrote:  Have we any idea what Miss Kidman is watching on the portable TV beside her in that still? It looks sort of like a grown up Danny Torrance (adult boy?!)

I think she's watching « Blume in Love » (1973)
Quote:This film contains in-joke references to almost all of Stanley Kubrick's films, including his first feature Fear and Desire. At one point we see a scene from Blume in Love on a TV set. "Blume" was directed by Paul Mazursky, who made his acting debut in Fear and Desire.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120663/triv...=tr0798162
Maybe a hint about the story in Eyes Wide Shut, or the relationship between Cruise and Kidman at the time :
Quote:Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069808/
An actor is divorcing but has to play a character in love/married with is wife. A paradoxical situation.
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