Just watched the BluRay of the uncensored version of EYES WIDE SHUT last night. It's an interesting movie. It's also overtalky, awkwardly staged in spots and I enjoyed it, I can't tell if it was good or not, strange for me. The film (I was told) had something like a 400 day shoot which is crazy because it looks like it could have been shot in two weeks basically. If Kubrick took 50 takes of everything, why did he pick certain takes where the camera dolly actually bounced? The acting was (to me) just OK, the stars too good looking to be convincing (probably what Kubrick was going for, I guess, not sure why). The lighting was weird, no, not weird, impressive, actually, everything lit by natural light, the negative obviously dodged in post production to brighten up. A nice trick. Not sure why he felt it needed that touch, to make it more dreamlike, perhaps? Many scenes were just two people talking, staged with two shots, or just held with one static shot, like Bergman (or, I guess vintage Kubrick). Not sure what my feeling is on this film.. Do you like it? Was Kubrick a good director? He was a wonderful creator, no doubt. He had a vision but I'm not sure I'm as thrilled with the guy as most people are. I mean, I loved Strangelove, etc. but more for the story than the actual technique of telling it. Perhaps I'm full of it, possibly. Going to watch some more of his later films and see if my mind changes.. I think in EYES WIDE SHUT I liked her the best. I just wish he would have let her use her natural accent..