Contributors: Jul. 5, 1999

This week's cover stories on Stanley Kubrick's controversial Eyes Wide Shut were produced by movie critic RICHARD SCHICKEL and Los Angeles bureau chief CATHY BOOTH. Both saw a private screening of the film in New York City. Schickel first met Kubrick during a four-hour, late-night interview for a TIME cover story on the director's 1975 film, Barry Lyndon. From the seeds of that conversation a friendship blossomed, and over 24 years Schickel came to know the filmmaker as anything but the "reclusive nerd" perceived by the rest of the press. The label of "weird hermit" was resented by Kubrick's widow Christiane...

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