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Eyes Wide Shut & Dream Story

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  250 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Being released to tie in with the top-secret and long-awaited film from the late director, the book includes both the screenplay and the classic novel in one volume. 16-page photo insert.
288 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Warner Books (first published July 1st 1999)
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Bob Wake
[Reviewed in 1999]

Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut was shrouded in secrecy and hype for so long (and compounded by Kubrick’s unexpected death last March) that it was probably destined to disappoint critics and moviegoers. Predictably, the film had a stupendous opening weekend, but the few positive reviews it garnered weren’t enough to overcome bad word-of-mouth that sent the box-office grosses plummeting 70% within two weeks.

Warner Books has now published the screenplay (by Kubrick and Frederic
Feb 12, 2013 amy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: to-swap
I really enjoyed Dream Story and it's exploration of ideas of fidelity and the main character's feelings of trying to break out of middle age. He wasn't a wholly likable character, but engaging, and the internal dialogue was reminiscent of Milan Kundera's Unbearable Lightness of Being (which of course, came later--but I read Kundera first).

I saw Kubrick's rendition of this a couple of years after it was in theaters (so... c.2001)and thought it was crap. Now, after reading the original story, I K
johnpaul jaramillo
This edition included the script and the novella by Arthur Schnitzler and I was surprised at how faithful Kubrick and co writer Frederic Raphael were to the novel. Form-wise the novel was in a third person limited omniscience and explored the narrator's thoughts and insights on marriage, fidelity and sex. I have always believed Kubrick adapted novels or established works in order to create an even more immersive experience for the audience between literary text and performance text and also betw ...more
Arthur Schnitzler,
So many happening in a short time, (New York area), almost unbelievable, at he same time interesting, also boring …
به احتمالی اغلب فیلم را دیده اند، و رمان را نخوانده اند. خواندن اثار آرتور شنیتسلر حوصله و حواسی جمع لازم دارد، با این همه این رمان مانند دیگر آثار او چنان جذبه و شکوه ندارد. با این همه زبان شیرین رمان در وصف پستی ها و بلندی های رابطه، بر روند قصه در فیلم استانلی کوبریک ارجحیت دارد. این همه واقعه برای یک زوج، در یکی دو شبانه روز، بنظر می رسد کنار هم چیده شده اند،
Faranak Bakhshipour
اغلب کسانی که این فیلم را دیدند تنها برداشتشان یک فیل سکچوال خیلی هات بوده ...
اما برای من منظرهای دیگری داشت ... اول از همه رسوخ موریانه وار و بیمارگونه سکس به زندگی و پول و سیاست و اجتماع که در این فیلم نشان داده میشد بی نهایت آزارم داد.
دوم معصومیت پنهان و فلاکت عریان زنان فاحشه این فیلم بود ... قربانیان اصلی که خواسته یا ناخواسته سلاخی میشوند.
و چه ملموس بود بعضی وقایعش در اجتماع ایران خودمان !
من با این فیلم فاصله انسان بودن و نبودن را میدیدم.
Oct 11, 2008 Elizabeth rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: persons interested is issues of conformity
Recommended to Elizabeth by: I am reading and watching all Kubricks movies
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Both frustrating and fulfilling in its restraint.
Aug 06, 2008 Saman added it
Shelves: screenplay

در صورت تمایل، جهت مشخصات فیلمی که بر اساس این کتاب ساخته شده‌ است؛ می‌توانید از لینک زیر استفاده بفرمایید
Read after seeing the film - believe the story belongs in period Vienna, not comtemporary New York City -
Was very interesting to read the screenplay and compare it to Traumnovelle.
Fours hours of life lost that I won't be getting back ... dull.
فیلم کوبریک ! فیلمی که مثل بقیه آثارش مبهم بود
چه زود رفت
Feb 15, 2008 Kiana added it
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faghede hargune mohtava!
Best to read Schnitzler original
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Stanley Kubrick was an influential American filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. He directed a number of highly acclaimed and sometimes controversial films. Kubrick was noted for the scrupulous care with which he chose his subjects, his slow method of working, the variety of genres he worked in, his technical perfectionism, and his reclusiveness about his films and personal life.

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