Monday 16 December, 12:00 - 6:00pm
Tuesday 17 December, 9:15am - 6:30pm
20 years since its release, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut remains a complex, visually arresting film about domesticity, sexual disturbance, and dreams. This was the final enigmatic work from its equally enigmatic creator. It has left an indelible mark on our popular culture and remains as relevant as ever. Much maligned and much misunderstood when it first came out, Eyes Wide Shut has since been the subject of an animated debate and discussion among critics and academics. It has been explored from a wide variety of disciplines and methodological perspectives. This symposia will bring together scholars and fans from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, as well as those who worked on the film itself, to explore Eyes Wide Shut twenty years since its release, discuss its impact and consider its position within Kubrick’s oeuvre and the wider visual and socio-political culture.
Eyes Wide Shut – origins, influences, production, aesthetics, publicity, reception, afterlife
Where does Eyes Wide Shut sit in Kubrick’s oeuvre?
What is the cultural/film-making legacy of Eyes Wide Shut?
What is the position of Eyes Wide Shut within the wider visual culture?
Eyes Wide Shut and parenthood
Eyes Wide Shut and race, ethnicity and otherness
Eyes Wide Shut and Arthur Schnitzler
Eyes Wide Shut and psychoanalysis
Eyes Wide Shut as a dark comedy
Eyes Wide Shut, audiences, fandom and ‘cult’
Eyes Wide Shut and the conspiratorial imagination.
Ticket Prices: (Prices include refreshment breaks and a light sandwich lunch on both days)
Student/Concession: £25 (please show a valid NUS card at registration)
UAL + Bangor Students & Staff: there are a limited number of complimentary places on a first come first served basis!
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This event is brought to you by the UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre in collaboration with Bangor University.
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