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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by grimslade
Eyes Wide Shut is a brilliant, misunderstood and underrated film. IMNSHO.

You are most correct.
post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by Tuerney1
Actually, I don't know that Tom Cruise's popularity has declined that much at all.

I agree - I never heard anyone say that they didn't go see a movie because the star was acting little nutty. I think most hollywood star's popularity is directly related to their ability to pick good films to be involved in. It has relatively little to to do with their mental stability.
post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by Soph
Eyes Wide Shut was not a convential film, It was filmed with great care, an erotic thriller/drama.

Thriller ? I was bored out of mind watching that movie , with the only interesting thing being the shots of Ms Kidman. If the lady I was with would have let me go , I would have left in the first 30 mins and would have gone to look at suits for a more interesting time.
post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by grimslade
Eyes Wide Shut is a brilliant, misunderstood and underrated film. IMNSHO.
One of Kubrick's best.
post #35 of 43
*********One of Kubrick's best.********


Its just plain wrong to speak ill of the dead.
post #36 of 43
Eyes Wide Shut, did not click for me. Offthread, but I think Kubrick's finest film, was SPARTACUS.
post #37 of 43
I prefer Dr. Strangelove. But I haven't seen all of Kubrick's works - just A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, and 2001. Seen parts of Spartacus, but not the whole thing. Saw parts of Eyes Wide Shut, got bored with it and turned it off. I think I saw Full Metal Jacket, but can't remember. There were a ton of Vietnam movies coming out in that time frame.
post #38 of 43
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
Maybe people here are sick of Tom Cruise, too. His name doesn't come up as often as those of other celebrities with a signature look.

Here's a thought: his "peacock" style (black suits, flashy shirts, and "trendy" hair) has contributed to the decline of his popularity among the common man (or woman). What do you think?

No. I like to think most celebrities dress rubbishly off-screen. His decline of popularity amongst the common man (was he ever REALLY that popular amongst men?) is entirely due to his ability to embarass himself in several ways:

- The Oprah fiasco
- Purchasing of a baby sonogram machine
- Refusal to marry Katie Holmes, mother of his child, until she has "properly" adopted Scientology
- Public dismissal of Matt Lauer's intelligence
- Public dismissal of prescription psychiatric drugs as a valid method of treatment
- Public dimissal of Brooke Shields' usage of such drugs
- Recent announcment from Paramount that they have dropped his production studio from any future deals

The list will undoubtedly grow. On a fashion note, I never thought he was that snappy of a dresser anyway. Off-screen that is. On-screen, I would say Collateral is probably his best film fashion-wise.
post #39 of 43
I think its all a backlash from the realization that he lost Penelope Cruz!
post #40 of 43
Born on the Fourth of July was the last good Cruise movie. Edit: I guess Magnolia was pretty good too.
post #41 of 43
I really enjoyed Vanilla Sky, though it would have been better without Cruise and perhaps Jude Law instead. The story was fantastic.
post #42 of 43
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Originally Posted by grimslade
Eyes Wide Shut is a brilliant, misunderstood and underrated film. IMNSHO.
If Stanley Kubrick had asked me to kill for him, I would have gladly done it. That said, Eyes Wide Shut was boring and pretentious. IMHO anyway. I never thought Tom Cruise really had any style to begin with, either on- or off-screen. As someone mentioned earlier, outside of the gray suit in Collateral, what impression has he made sartorially? Tight T-shirts and wearing a suit without a tie is hardly groundbreaking.
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- Public dismissal of Matt Lauer's intelligence
That may have been the only thing he got right. At the risk of being glib, journalists think themselves far smarter than they really are. I know, I worked seven years in the profession.
post #43 of 43
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Originally Posted by mrchapel

- The Oprah fiasco
- Purchasing of a baby sonogram machine
- Refusal to marry Katie Holmes, mother of his child, until she has "properly" adopted Scientology
- Public dismissal of Matt Lauer's intelligence
- Public dismissal of prescription psychiatric drugs as a valid method of treatment
- Public dimissal of Brooke Shields' usage of such drugs
- Recent announcment from Paramount that they have dropped his production studio from any future deals

and don't forget:

- saying this line in topgun
Iceman: You can be my wingman any time.
Maverick: Bullshit! You can be mine.
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