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Like any film that is carefully constructed Eyes Wide Shut is the sum of its elements and of the ways by which these interact with each other The most significant elements of the film are color particularly red blue and yellow sound such as voices plus external and internal music and the repeated figures of the Female Nude and Masks Eyes Wide Shut can be divided into three parts each of which contains the elements mentioned above Part I introduces the main characters and their relationship towards each other Dr William Harford and his wife Alice attend a party where pianist Nick Nightingale Todd Field an old acquaintance of Bill and a pivotal character for the plot provides the music The Harfords friend and host Victor Ziegler Sydney Pollack introduces his wife to his guests and later solicits Bills medical attention to save the overdosed prostitute and beauty queen Mandy Julienne Davis who is sprawled naked on a divan in an upstairs room of the mansion while Ziegler nervously gets dressed On the wall behind her hangs a large painting of a female nude In this manner the figure of the Female Nude is introduced as having a dual significance as a measure for risk and fatality Mandy and as a representation of aesthetic beauty the painting This is a modern representation of the medieval view of women who were once stereotyped into one of two roles The first was Eve the temptress who was associated with the serpent and the fall of Man and the second was Mary the mother who was associated with redemption and the birth of Christ In the meantime Alice drinks several glasses of champagne and dances with a pressing suitor Upstairs Bill in a demanding staccato calls out to Mandys dying ear Mandycan you hear me Can you hear meMandy Look at meMandy In both cases Alices drunkenness and flirtatiousness and Bills tense yet hopeful tone produce slowness in
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