Warner Bros. executives are fuming because a British film critic and longtime associate of the late director Stanley Kubrick has published a detailed review that discloses the plot of "Eyes Wide Shut," the erotic thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, which the studio has been shrouding in secrecy.
And the folks at Warner are also upset that the rave review, written by Kubrick confidant Alexander Walker, film critic of London's Evening Standard, states that Cruise kisses a dead woman in a morgue and discovers "the taboo pleasure of necrophilia."The movie is scheduled to open July 16.
The review has been reprinted in newspapers worldwide and on the Internet. -- Anthony Scaduto