In , Stanley Kubrick sent the screenwriter Frederic Raphael a novella about a doctor who embarks on a dark odyssey of the soul after learning that his wife has fantasized about fucking another man. The story took place in Hapsburg, Vienna; Kubrick wanted to know if Raphael could adapt it into a screenplay set in contemporary New York. As Raphael later recalled in an essay for The New Yorker , he was initially skeptical. The film they eventually collaborated on, Eyes Wide Shut , came out twenty years ago to mixed reviews. One of the most consistent complaints about it was that its attitude toward sex seemed badly dated. But had they really?
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Fatal Instinct came out just a year after Basic Instinct , which shows how quickly and pervasively that film swept through popular culture. But as I watched, I found it hard to tell precisely what Fatal Instinct was spoofing. Fatal Attraction and Basic Instinct , sure. But the movie also contains references to Chinatown , Double Indemnity , and countless Alfred Hitchcock pictures. And why were there so many of them between and ? Success spawns imitators, and Basic Instinct was a big enough blockbuster to inspire a hundred copycats.
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Eyes Wide Shut is a erotic mystery psychological drama film directed, produced and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. The film follows the sexually charged adventures of Dr. Bill Harford, who is shocked when his wife, Alice, reveals that she had contemplated having an affair a year earlier. He then embarks on a night-long adventure, during which he infiltrates a massive masked orgy of an unnamed secret society.
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