History YMMV / EyesWideShut

4th Jan '18 11:55:41 PM Omniquestions
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* InspiredBy: A very rare case of inversion. The closing credits state that the film was "inspired by" the Arthur Schnitzler's novella, but it is in fact a rather faithful adaptation (down to the key pieces of dialogue).
25th Sep '17 6:08:41 PM DocStone
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* NightmareFuel: The iconic gathering of the secret society. As mentioned above, the music is disturbing, as is the mysterious nature of the event.
** During the opening ritual of the gathering, a masked couple on the balcony stare down at Bill suspiciously. Done in POV, it arguably gives the illusion that they're staring right at the viewer.
** The tense scene at the end of the gathering when [[spoiler:Bill is outed as an uninvited guest.]]
2nd Aug '17 1:22:15 PM benda
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* EndingFatigue: After TheReveal, the film still goes on for some time. Probably [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as it highlights that the mystery, captivating and intriguing though it is, [[MocksteryTale is ultimately of secondary importance]] compared to the issues of lust, trust and fidelity. [[MindScrew And then there's a possibility that the reveal was false anyway...]]


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* InspiredBy: A very rare case of inversion. The closing credits state that the film was "inspired by" the Arthur Schnitzler's novella, but it is in fact a rather faithful adaptation (down to the key pieces of dialogue).
31st Jul '17 9:26:25 PM KingClark
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* HarsherInHindsight: When the wife tells her tale to the protagonist, what you get to see is the face of Creator/TomCruise listening at Creator/NicoleKidman - his wife - describing how he doesn't understand women. The couple's real-life successive break-up makes this almost prophetic.

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* HarsherInHindsight: When the wife tells her tale to the protagonist, what you get to see is the face of Creator/TomCruise listening at Creator/NicoleKidman - -- his wife - -- describing how he doesn't understand women. The couple's real-life successive break-up makes this almost prophetic.



* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: You'd think a film with a plot as simple as "a man discovers his wife contemplated an affair a year ago, and contemplates having one himself," would be a simple enough experience. [[MindScrew You would be dead wrong]].
** Then again, many would say this is par for course when it comes to Creator/StanleyKubrick.

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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: You'd think a film with a plot as simple as "a man discovers his wife contemplated an affair a year ago, and contemplates having one himself," would be a simple enough experience. [[MindScrew You would be dead wrong]].
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wrong]]. Then again, many would say this is par for course when it comes to Creator/StanleyKubrick.
Creator/StanleyKubrick.
8th Mar '17 9:21:42 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The average person doesn't know much in the movie aside from nude Creator/NicoleKidman (at times kissing naked Tom Cruise, as seen on the poster) and the infamous masked orgy.

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The average person doesn't know much in the movie aside from nude Creator/NicoleKidman (at times kissing naked Tom Cruise, Creator/TomCruise, as seen on the poster) and the infamous masked orgy.
14th Oct '16 1:42:38 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Par for the course in a Kubrick film:

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Par for the course in a Kubrick Creator/StanleyKubrick film:



* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The average person doesn't know much in the movie aside from nude Nicole Kidman (at times kissing naked Tom Cruise, as seen on the poster) and the infamous masked orgy.

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The average person doesn't know much in the movie aside from nude Nicole Kidman Creator/NicoleKidman (at times kissing naked Tom Cruise, as seen on the poster) and the infamous masked orgy.



* HarsherInHindsight: When the wife tells her tale to the protagonist, what you get to see is the face of Tom Cruise listening at Nicole Kidman - his wife - describing how he doesn't understand women. The couple's real-life successive break-up makes this almost prophetic.
* HypeBacklash: It was really hyped for being Kubrick's swan song, and having an attached campaign of secrecy that had been going strong for nearly half a decade. [[BrokenBase Many]] ended up disappointed.

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* HarsherInHindsight: When the wife tells her tale to the protagonist, what you get to see is the face of Tom Cruise Creator/TomCruise listening at Nicole Kidman Creator/NicoleKidman - his wife - describing how he doesn't understand women. The couple's real-life successive break-up makes this almost prophetic.
* HypeBacklash: It was really hyped for being Kubrick's Creator/StanleyKubrick's swan song, and having an attached campaign of secrecy that had been going strong for nearly half a decade. [[BrokenBase Many]] ended up disappointed.



** Then again, many would say this is par for course when it comes to Kubrick.

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** Then again, many would say this is par for course when it comes to Kubrick.
Creator/StanleyKubrick.
18th Oct '15 4:34:34 AM TrollBrutal
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHXx80JuZKM Musica Ricerata no. 2]] is used to great effect.

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** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHXx80JuZKM com/watch?v=hV_qPnsYIaA Musica Ricerata no. 2]] is used to great effect.
29th May '15 10:57:40 PM RushLimborg
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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99zB8RdFHdQ background music]] to the infamous masked orgy ritual, which also doubles as NightmareFuel.

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** The [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99zB8RdFHdQ com/watch?v=CoZJdil0_HI background music]] to the infamous masked orgy ritual, which also doubles as NightmareFuel.
8th Apr '15 3:52:46 AM LahmacunKebab
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* HarsherInHindsight: When the wife tells her tale to the protagonist, you get to see is the face of Tom Cruise listening at Nicole Kidman - his wife - describing how he doesn't understand women. The couple's real-life successive break-up makes this almost prophetic.

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* HarsherInHindsight: When the wife tells her tale to the protagonist, what you get to see is the face of Tom Cruise listening at Nicole Kidman - his wife - describing how he doesn't understand women. The couple's real-life successive break-up makes this almost prophetic.
2nd Oct '14 8:45:01 PM Willbyr
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** Then again, many would say this is par for course when it comes to Kubrick.

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** Then again, many would say this is par for course when it comes to Kubrick.Kubrick.

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