Waltz No. 2, Suite for Variety Orchestra - Dmitri Shostakovich
Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)
According to Kubrick’s brother-in-law and longtime assistant Jan Harlan, the director considered his final feature to be his “greatest contribution to the art of cinema.” Completed just days before his death, Eyes Wide Shut ranks among Kubrick’s most fascinating pictures — a dreamlike study of sexual repression at millennium’s end, and the perfect denouement to a body of work devoted to the absurdity of the human condition.
“Observancy is a dying art. The essence of dramatic form is to let an idea come over people without it being plainly stated.”
— Stanley Kubrick (26 July 1928 - 7 March 1999)