Ahh, so there are 2 fans of Eyes wide shut then, I thought I was the only oneI'm really hoping Eyes Wide Shut gets a 4k makeover, which I think, is the superior of these two films.
I think age when you have first seen something and maturity change our taste in film. Also the process of watching more varied films makes us appreciate a greater variety too. There is no doubt the older films are slower paced, but then they have other compensations. I sometimes think the art of good dialogue is missing from modern films. The ability to drink in an atmosphere. Also where you saw a film. I saw Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen in 89 after its first major restoration and I was blown away. I had never seen a film shot in 70mm projected in 70mm. The image was beyond real. The same with 2001.I’ve yet to see Barry Lyndon, I never had much love for Dr S, watched it last week and can’t understand why I didn’t get on with it, it has fantastic performances and so funny. While the humour was expected from Sellers, I now see George C Scott in a new light.
Mind you same could be said for Lawrence of Arabia, was always “ok”, again, watched in 4K and was stunned.
Maybe age, maybe transfer, maybe mood...not sure, probably age...
Always had a soft spot for FMJ, as a student we all went through a Nam period and it was this along with Platoon and The Deer Hunter that cycled weekend after weekend.
I haven’t seen Clockwork since the same period when I first watched Dr S, so maybe will have more love for it too.
The Shining, 2001 and Eyes have been adored from the start, still need to watch Dr Sleep...
Not just us! Its one of those films that got panned back in the day but in later years, people have come to appreciate it for the near classic that it is. I ignored it for years myself thinking it was some kind of romcom (yeah I know - I'm stupid!) and then when I finally watched it I loved it on first watch. A lot more than the film of this thread in fact.... (yeah come at me haters! )Ahh, so there are 2 fans of Eyes wide shut then, I thought I was the only one
I’ve honestly never seen many comment positively about it.
Hoping for a 4K release too