Eyes Wide Shut

Trivia: The strange incantation heard at the beginning of the orgy scene is a fragment of a Romanian Orthodox Church sermon played backwards. If you play it backwards you'll notice that there are two main voices (in the movie is supposed to be only one - the voice of the "great priest") and a choir.

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Trivia: Christiane Kubrick, Stanley's wife, has a cameo as the woman sitting behind Dr. Harford at Café Sonata.

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Trivia: The actor who played Nick Nightingale (Dr. William 'Bill' Harford's medical school dropout friend), played a medical school dropout in "Gross Anatomy" (1989).

Trivia: This was Stanley Kubrick's last film. It was released after his death in 1999.

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Trivia: The room of the morgue visited by Bill in this film is in wing C, room 114 - a reference to C-114 which was name of the decoding machine in Kubrick's film "Dr. Strangelove".

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Trivia: Kubrick pushed Sydney Pollack to his limits while filming Eyes Wide Shut. Pollack asked how Kubrick wanted him to walk across a room to answer a door. Kubrick said "I don't know, you decide'. Pollack kept trying different ways for the next two days, waiting for Kubrick to approve. Eventually, exhausted, Pollack said he was satisfied, and Kubrick replied 'I wondered how much longer it would take you'.

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Trivia: During the scene where Tom Cruise is talking to Nick at the Sonata Cafe, you can see the director Stanley Kubrick sitting at a nearby table.

Visible crew/equipment: In a scene not too long after Tom Cruise attempts to revive a hooker who has OD'd, he is speaking with an older gentleman. The three are in a bathroom and the hooker is passed out on a chair. One of the shower or light fixtures toward the left of the screen is shiny, and in a shot during which the camera briefly tracks in reverse, you can see the camera, cameraman and the focus puller reflected. It's pretty clear and not all that fast.

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Alice Harford: ...And at no time did he ever leave my mind.

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Question: Tom Cruise is a Manhattan doctor living on Central Park West. We can see in the movie it's a large, beautiful apartment. To buy a Central Park West apartment of this type is in the range of 5 to 12 million dollars. Being a doctor he's highly educated. Why don't the rich people in the naked group want him as a member? He the perfect recruit.

Answer: Perhaps the group is full or bans certain groups of people. It is also possible that they excluded him because in New York, physicians are mandatory reporters and they were afraid of being found out.

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