3rd and Sullivan, New York – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux


3rd Street and Sullivan – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux


3rd Street and Sullivan (2) – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

In Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick gives us a Greenwich Village view as an anchor as Bill leaves Marion Nathanson’s apartment and begins his odyssey, but the little that’s shown in the view gives no identity landmarks and we can’t read the streetsign (or I couldn’t) though we vaguely see it through the dark. I could tell, however, there were two Ls in the sign. Having earlier discovered that another Greenwich anchor that Kubrick gives us was The Back Fence, I looked for neighboring streets with 2 Ls and reasoned Sullivan might be the one. I then easily found this corner where we had the white brick beside a red brick building on the corner and a dark brick building on the opposite corner.


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Juli Kearns

Juli Kearns is the author of Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine and Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World (or) In Search of the Great Penguin. She is also an artist/photographer, and the person behind the web alter of "Idyllopus Press".

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