The Back Fence – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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The Back Fence – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Looking the Other Direction from the Back Fence (2) – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

Another Greenwich anchor Kubrick gives us is a street corner that can be identified by the club The Back Fence. This live shot is between the scene in which Bill has his altercation with the frat boys, and the scene in which he meets Domino.

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Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – The Pink Pussycat – Google Maps Redux Art

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The Pink Pussycat – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Next to the Pink Pussycat – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Down the Road from the Pink Pussycat – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

After the Greenwich anchor of 3rd and Sullivan in “Eyes Wide Shut”, Kubrick has Bill walking through a set version of the village. He follows this with a green screen of Bill walking past The Pink Pussycat, which was an easy place to find. However, there is something interesting going on as far as a difference between the street we see in the film and what we see on Google maps.

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

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

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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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The Flatiron Building – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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The Flatiron Building – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

In Eyes Wide Shut, when Bill is on his way to Marion Nathanson’s, we are given a view of the Flatiron building. The view is no longer the same as there have been changes in the road.

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Lutton Hoo (Real Site of Victor’s Party) – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Lutton Hoo – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

The place where Victor’s party was actually filmed was not at the building which served for the facade, but at Lutton Hoo. The gate is a good long horse trot from the estate/spa, which Google maps apparently won’t be getting anywhere near. So all we have is the gate.

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Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Victor’s Mansion – Google Maps Redux Art

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Victor’s Ball – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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The Entrance to Victor’s Supposed Mansion – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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237 Madison, Behind Victor’s Supposed Mansion – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

Kubrick crossfades from Bill and Alice exiting the San Remo, in Eyes Wide Shut, to a 3/4 view of the building that will serve as Victor’s mansion. The location is the Polish Consulate General, in the Joseph Raphael de Lama house, at the corners of East 37th Street and Madison Avenue in New York. Behind it, we see a part of 237 Madison Ave. which is Morgan’s Hotel. 233 is the home of the Polish Consulate General.

The number 237 will have meaning for fans of Kubrick’s The Shining.

Below is a still from the film of Victor’s.

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Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – San Remo – Google Maps Redux Art

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San Remo – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

Bill and Alice live at the San Remo building at 145/146 Central Park West, though the exterior of the building doesn’t fit at all with the layout of the apartment but who cares. We’re twice given this anchor, between the scenes of Alice and Bill in the dressing room at film’s beginning, and later when Bill returns home from his second trip to Somerton.

The below image above is a side view of the building, from 74th Street.

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A Back Fence – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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San Remo Entrance – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

Above is the front of the San Remo.

The first shot of the building in the film, Kubrick cutting to Bill at the dressing room window, Bill is searching for something but also looking out the window. What he’s looking at, if anything, or out what side of the building we don’t know.

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The Benches – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

In the shot of the building a man is seated on the far left of these benches across the street in front of the park.

Below are a couple of bonus shots, just because I like them. One is a corner view of the building neighboring the San Remo, between it and the Dakota, and the other shows a view of the benches before that building and a worker looking up at it. A much better bench shot than the above, but not the right building.

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Dick Travels up the Mountain – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

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The Snow Cat to the Rescue – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

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Snow Covered Trees – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

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The Overlook/Timberline from the Road – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

In the 4 P.M. section of The Shining, Dick travels in the Snow Cat to the lodge. One shot has him on a fairly flat stretch hemmed with trees. I looked around for something corresponding to this and I don’t know if I might have lucked upon that exact stretch on the west leg of the Timberline Highway, which in the winter joins with the ski trails as part of that veritable maze before the Timberline, then links up with the Timberline Highway to enter from the east. I’d thought possibly that this scene was filmed at the studio as it was so eerily pristine, but seeing the Google Maps images, and knowing they had filming crew up here, it could have been a real location shot.

Wonderfully, Google Maps also provides an image that is very close to what Dick sees of the lodge as he approaches it from the road.

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The Timberline/Overlook Blanketed in Snow – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

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Best Way to the Lodge – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

In the 8 A.M. section of “The Shining” we get a brief look of a view of the studio lodge from the far west entrance, which was unobserved on Closing Day. Though the studio set is different from the real Timberline (which is viewed in aerials and from down the mountain), it’s interesting to compare the live Timberline/Overlook snowed in version with the studio Overlook.

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Dick in Denver – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

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The Airport – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

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Boulder and Westminster Exit from the North – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

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Boulder and Westminster Exit from the South – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

In the 8 a.m. section of The Shining, Dick flies to Denver from Miami. The Stapleton International Airport is now closed. In the film we see road shots of snow, the Boulder/Westminster exit and wreckage of a Mack truck and VW. I read that the film crew who shot at Glacier National Park was also shooting road scenes in Denver. If the shots of the Westminster/Boulder exit were made in Denver, the roads have changed greatly since then so there is no recognition factor.

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Miami – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

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Miami, Channel 10 – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

In the Wednesday section of The Shining, Dick “shines” the ongoing terror at the hotel while watching a Channel 10 newscast which shows few scenes from Miami, including the WPLG tower. It seems right to include it in the “Revisiting the Shining” Google map art.