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Eyes Wide Shut

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Eyes Wide Shut

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
159 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/16/99
performer:
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Alan Cumming, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack, Marie Richardson, Rade Sherbedgia, Leelee Sobieski
director:
Stanley Kubrick
Producers:
Pole Star, Warner Bros.
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Stanley Kubrick, Frederic Raphael
genre:
Drama, Erotic

We gave it an A-

At a time when pop-tune parades pass for film scores, it’s a treat to hear another of Stanley Kubrick’s eclectic musical mixes. The soundtrack to his last film, Eyes Wide Shut, is framed by the cerebral modernist rigor of Gyorgy Ligeti (also on 2001) and includes Shostakovich, Chris Isaak, Oscar Peterson, moody evocations by Jocelyn Pook, and pianist Brad Mehldau’s languid read on ”Blame It on My Youth.” Kubrick had a keen musical ear, matching sound to sight in ways just right and weird enough to keep our ears wide open. A-