|Plot Summary of Eyes Wide Open|
|" Frederic Raphael is an Academy Award winning screenwriter hired by the late great director Stanley Kubrick to write the screenplay of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick's last movie. Raphael scrupulously details the ups and downs of his professional relationship with director Kubrick, as well as his fledgling friendship with the notoriously reclusive "Stanley".
Raphael chronicles the difficulties he encountered as a Hollywood screenwriter working with a genius but obsessive and controlling film director. Raphael also provides generous portions of conversations between the two men about moviemaking, sex, war, and great historical figures.
While far from being an exhaustive biography of a well known Hollywood director, Raphael's short book is a window into the labrynthine mind of Stanley Kubrick.
Timothy Lusch, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Eyes Wide Open|
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Story of entertainer?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Genius (really!)
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- Fancy Mansion
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Commentary on society?
- wicked men
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 26-50% of book
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