Cruise. Kidman. Kubrick: "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999), a film by Stanley Kubrick

Posted by Theia - Sunday, July 29th, 2012

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Starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Madison Eginton, Jackie Sawiris, Sydney Pollack and Leslie Lowe, «Eyes Wide Shut» (also known as "Traumnovelle", "EWS", "Rhapsody") is a Drama/Mystery/Thriller film directed by Stanley Kubrick, and written by Stanley Kubrick, Frederic Raphael, and Arthur Schnitzler, released on July 13 of 1999 in the USA.

Storyline:
Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) and his wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman), go to a Christmas party, given by one of his wealthy patients Victor Ziegler. Before going, Alice complains Bill is paying no attention to her appearance. At the party, Bill runs into an old friend, Nick Nightingale (Todd Field), who dropped out of medical school and now plays piano in a band for night clubs and parties. A Hungarian man tries to pick up Alice. Two young models try to take Bill off for a tryst telling him they are going to "where the rainbow ends". He is interrupted by an urgent call from his host, Victor Ziegler (Sydney Pollack), upstairs, who has been having sex with a young woman who has overdosed on a speedball. Ziegler asks Bill to keep the encounter confidential.

The following evening at home, Bill and his wife are smoking marijuana and she asks him if he had sex with the two girls. After Bill reassures her of his fidelity, she asks if he is ever jealous of men who are attracted to her. As [...]

Nicole Kidman as Alice Harford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Nicole Kidman as Alice Harford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Tom Cruise as Dr. William Harford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Tom Cruise as Dr. William Harford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut

Nicole Kidman (Alice Harford) and Tom Cruise (William Harford) in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Nicole Kidman (Alice Harford) and Tom Cruise (William Harford) in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Tom Cruise as Dr. William Harford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Tom Cruise as Dr. William Harford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut

Tom Cruise as Dr. William Harford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Tom Cruise as Dr. William Harford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Tom Cruise as Dr. William Harford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Tom Cruise as Dr. William Harford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Tom Cruise (William Harford) and Nicole Kidman (Alice Harford) in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Tom Cruise (William Harford) and Nicole Kidman (Alice Harford) in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

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