Kubrick: dead man grip­ing

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

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).

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