May 10th, 2012
Warning: Spoilers ahead – ‘Behind the Curtain’, unlike any other movie review show. Listen to Gareth and Alex as they dissect their favourite films in true Mind Set style. Asking the questions other shows are afraid to ask and revealing what’s hiding in plain sight.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
“Please, step forward. May I have the password?”
Dr ‘Bill’ Harford (Tom Cruise) is rich, successful and married to the beautiful Alice (Nicole Kidman). Yet with his last film, Stanley Kubrick shows us how thin the veneer is within this ‘perfect life’. Using sexual tension to draw us in we are exposed to the couple’s secret worlds away from prying eyes.
With one veil being seductively removed after another we follow the Doctor along the path until we suddenly find ourselves lost and alone, in a dark and far more sinister place.
Is this purely a work of fiction or was the Director, as some have said, showing us through the looking glass to a hidden society that exists within the shadows of our own?
Link: Philip Jackson Web Site