From the above video, we see how artificial intelligence is able to create a video image of a human being to near perfection. As of now, a few bugs need to be worked out, but how long will it take before gov’t techies are able to produce a lifelike video of Joe Biden – without the real Joe Biden? (Consider the implications.)
As viewed, the commentator believes the video of Biden is A.I. (Why doesn’t he blink? Why does he appear so mechanical?) The video had to be edited and re-edited until Biden’s handlers got the desired results.
The A.I. of Hillary Clinton is better than the real thing.
January – February 1999. World acclaimed director Stanley Kubrick has completed filming of “Eyes Wide Shut”. It is now in its editing phase.
In those last days, his personal assistant Emilio D’Alessandro witnessed an exhausted Kubrick busy editing right up to the very end. Warner Bros. had a deadline and Stanley Kubrick intended to keep it.
The Preliminary Version. Kubrick’s editor brought the director’s cut for viewing by Warner Bros. executives and the stars (Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.)
Stanley Kubrick with Tom Cruise
March 5. A private showing of “Eyes Wide Shut” occurred at the director’s home.
Where Stanley Kubrick lived and died. (Childwickbury Manor)
Emilio D’Alessandro recounts the last time he saw his employer and friend: “We walked slowly and shakily along the corridor. It was as if he had lost control of his limbs for a moment and couldn’t get it back. Stanley struggled up the stairs, one step at a time.” (from Stanley Kubrick and Me: Thirty Years at his Side byEmilio D’Alessandro.)
March 7. Stanley Kubrick is found dead by his wife Christiane. Cause of death: heart attack.
WHAT DOESN’T ADD UP
Following his death, Emilio recalls what happened afterward. “I heard noise from the Avid Room. (The editing room.) Nobody had asked me for the keys. I saw shadows of people rummaging through drawers, among papers and notepads, as well as the filing cabinets and Stanley’s personal computer. The keys were still in my pocket. So how did they get in? Someone must have taken copies from the key room and used them to go where they shouldn’t.” I told them, “If you weren’t allowed to do certain things before, you’re not allowed to do them now either.” There was no answer. Outside, they continued to search through Stanley’s Rolls Royce.” From Stanley and Me by Emilio D’Alessandro.
Reportedly, director Steven Spielberg completed editing “Eyes Wide Shut”. If so, what ended up on the cutting room floor? What did Warners want removed and why didn’t they use Stanley’s cut? Isn’t Kubrick’s death coincidental occurring right at the time of the movie’s completion?
“A.I. Artificial Intelligence”
For many years, Stanley Kubrick worked on the pre-production of his proposed next film titled “A.I. Artificial Intelligence”. Various writers had been hired to work on the script, artist’s conceptual drawings were ready. “A.I.” was ready to roll.
Emilio D’Alessandro recalls a conversation about his next film…
Emilio: “Before you start back on A.I., let’s take a break.”
Stanley: “Right. Let’s do that as soon as we finish Eyes Wide Shut.”
Emilio or Kubrick make no mention of Steven Spielberg. Not one word. Why is this important?
Steven Spielberg claims “his friend Stanley” wanted him to direct “A.I.”
Why, after all those years of work would he give up this project? Evidence suggests Kubrick had vastly different ideas of what “A.I.” would be about. The style of Kubrick and Spielberg are hardly the same. Would a control freak like S.K. turn over his movie to someone else at the last minute? Nevertheless, Stanley’s papers and notes were given to Spielberg based on a supposed phone conversation he had with his late friend.
In 2001, Steven Spielberg’s version of “Artificial Intelligence” was released to lukewarm reviews.
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In the special features section, on the “Eyes Wide Shut” DVD, there are three interviews, labeled under “Cast & Crew”. Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg. (Why is Spielberg listed as a crew member? Because he helped cut the missing 29 minutes.)
Contrary to what Warner Bros. execs said at the time, they were not “delighted” with the original version of “Eyes Wide Shut”. They didn’t like it, didn’t understand it and wanted cuts. Director Stanley Kubrick said “no,” (he had final authority), until he was found dead four days later from a heart attack.
Edited scene: Originally, Alice does have a brief sexual encounter with Sander Szavost at the Christmas party. (Song follows, titled “Baby did a Bad Thing”.)
Sky du Mont as Sander Szavost with Nicole Kidman as Alice.
Edited: Victor Ziegler (Sydney Pollack) is betraying Bill Harford (Tom Cruise.) Alice (Nicole Kidman) is being used as a sex slave by the Illuminati-like lodge, and by Ziegler himself.
Probably the most interesting sequence rumored to be cut is Alice Harford’s dream, which Nicole Kidman mentions indirectly. The interviewer asks her why did she laugh while sleeping? Kidman replies, “I was laughing at the imagery of the dream.” Apparently, her character is a victim of a secret society (the Illuminati) and she’s remembering her MK-Ultra programming thru the dream.
Warner Bros. were especially disturbed by whatever was in this scene.
Further proof of the cut dream sequence occurs at the film’s conclusion. At the toy store, Helena Harford (Madison Eginton) picks up a Barbie doll with wings. In the edited dream, Alice is seen “flying”. [ILLUMINATI BUTTERFLY SYBOLISM.]
Helena Harford shows mother an image of her other half.
Not edited, but not easily understood are the final scenes. The daughter appears separated from her parents, while Alice keeps Bill occupied in conversation. (As their daughter is being taken away by the secret society.)
Nicole Kidman said she’s seen the movie twice. Is this a hint, i.e., once the original, twice, the cut version?
Of the three interviewed, she’s the only one who cries, saying Kubrick’s death “seemed wrong” and “that he had more to say.”
Tom Cruise describes his director as a “magical, wonderful guy.”
Tom Cruise with director Stanley Kubrick.
“Eyes Wide Shut”, three years in the making, was wearing on Cruise, who both “dreaded and looked forward to ending” the Dr. Bill Harford character. Kubrick said, “Every scene, every moment, has to be earned.” Cruise asks, “Just tell me how long is this gonna take? Two years?” Kubrick laughed, saying, “Tom, if it took that long, then everything they say about us is true!” When asked about his death, Cruise replies that he had great concern for the movie – another indication that he was telling us something happened to “Eyes Wide Shut” after the director died.
Stanley Kubrick & Steven Spielberg
The Salieri of the piece is Steven Spielberg, who doesn’t talk about “Eyes Wide Shut” at all. He mentions that he didn’t like “The Shining” at first, that Jack Nicholson’s performance was “Kabuki theater”; however, “Stanley’s films grow on you over time.” For him, Kubrick’s best gifts were “his friendship” and “his impeccable craft, his compositions, and his films.”
Sketches for Kubrick’s concept for “A.I.”
In another interview, not on this DVD, Spielberg claims that Kubrick wanted him to direct “A.I.” (Artificial Intelligence.) Kubrick would produce it. What most people aren’t aware of is that Spielberg completely rewrote the script Kubrick wrote. “A.I” (based on the short story “Summer Toys Last All Summer Long” by Brian Aldiss.) “A.I.” was headed for darker themes, something Steven Spielberg wanted no part of. Thus, with “A.I.” we have a Disneyized version of an unrealized Stanley Kubrick film.
As for any hope for the missing “Eyes Wide Shut” footage reappearing, it ain’t gonna happen. The cast, the crew and Kubrick’s family have been sworn to secrecy. Warners denies there ever were any major cuts. (There is what is called the “European Version” containing 90 seconds more of orgy footage.)
A positive note: only Stanley Kubrick would’ve dared make this movie and there are still clues to what can be learned from it.