"And he thought: I’m a seed.
He suddenly saw how fertile was the ground into which he had fallen, and with this realization, the terrible purpose filled him, creeping through the empty place within, threatening to choke him with grief."
No one can agree on what EYES WIDE SHUT is actually about. This...thing cracks open so many potential reservoirs of meaning only to neatly deny them all, one by one, that it’s easy to come away thinking that’s the whole point. That message delivered primly to our hero through the gates of power is meant for us as well as him: “Give up your inquiries, which are completely useless.” There’s nothing to see here. Nothing happens in EYES WIDE SHUT,…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“We want to be free! We want to be free, to do what we want to do! And we want to get loaded, and we want to have a good time. That’s what we’re going to do!”
It’s a line from THE WILD ANGELS, delivered at a funeral by a friend. But in the context of THE WORLD’S END, it is first and foremost from “Loaded,” the Primal Scream song which samples the film dialogue. “Loaded” is itself a remix…