In the picture above do you see: a) a scene from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining?; b) a sly clue that the director of the film helped fake the Apollo moon landings?; c) an abstract phallic symbol denoting the mechanization of even man's most organic actions?; d) a preoccupation with the genocide of the American Indian?; or e) Hitler--the answer is always Hitler.
Tag: Stanley Kubrick
I do not want to give the impression, however, that Eyes Wide Shut is only about sex. Most great films are about more than one thing. The film is also about marriage, inhibitions, original sin, power, responsibility, and a host of other things
The Criterion DVD had an interview with Neil Labute talking about how Rohmer influenced him, but I confess that towards the end of Love in the Afternoon, the film I kept thinking about was Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.