Kubrick: dead man griping
Everyone has an eccentric friend who thinks Eyes Wide Shut – that useless sex thing with Cruise and Kidman – is one of Stanley Kubrick’s best films. Well, the great man has returned from beyond the grave to put such oddballs in their place. R Lee Ermey, scene-stealer in Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, has revealed that the director, who died during post-production on Eyes Wide Shut, felt the film was doomed.
“Stanley called me about two weeks before he died,” Ermey told Radar Online. “We had a long conversation about Eyes Wide Shut. He told me it was a piece of shit and that he was disgusted with it and that the critics were going to have him for lunch. He said Cruise and Kidman had their way with him – exactly the words he used.”
So take that, Shutters (as I’ve just decided to call them).