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Eyes wide open

VATICAN RADIO has thrust its steeltoed Doc Marten into the debate over the late film-maker Stanley Kubrick. In a somewhat surprising move given the director's penchant for the graphic depiction of rape and murder — it has praised Kubrick for his highminded "ethical and philosophical questioning". A Clockwork Orange, it opines, is nothing less than "the presentation, in all its gruesomeness, of the theological doctrine whereby man is responsible for the choice between good and evil". Let's see if it finds the same combination of moral rectitude and theological analysis in Kubrick's posthumous (and, lest we forget, sexually-explicit) thriller Eyes Wide Shut, starring our very own Nicole Kidman and hubby Tom Cruise (above).

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