Vigilant Citizen — Vigilant Citizen August 16, 2013
In the third and final part of this series, Vigilant Citizen examines Stanley Kubrick’s final movie ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
More than just an average blockbuster laced with sex and murder, the story revolves around how Bill (played by Tom Cruise) inadvertently stumbles across what appears to be some high-powered players who indulge in group sex. Or wife swapping, at the very least.
Drawn in to their elaborate parties, which have strong elements of occult ritual, Bill soon discovers that there is far more going on that just brief sexual encounters; when one of the women he meets at the gathering ends up dead and he finds himself framed for her murder.
Was Kubrick trying to hint at what goes on behind the scenes at the higher reaches of power in his final movie?