Followed by the Bald Man – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Nicon House – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Bill first realizes he is being followed as he passes the Nicon House.

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Hatton Garden – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Diamond House, Hatton Garden – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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He passes number 38, then Val D’Or LTD, Imperial Pearl Co. In real life, The “Diamond Jewelry” shop is on the first floor of a large building bearing the name of “Diamond House”. Also located in that building is Manyhill Ltd. which in the movie is instead Val D’Or. In real life it is at 24 Hatton Garden.

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Val D’Or, Hatton Garden – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Leaving Domino’s the Second Time – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Wooster and Grand Streets, New York – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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When Bill leaves Domino’s apartment the second time, just before his realization he is being followed by the bald man, we see him at the intersection of Wooster and Grand Streets in New York, the Soho area.

Located this through pure dumb luck due the cobblestone street. Did a search for neighborhoods in New York with brick streets and came up mainly with places in Queens and Brooklyn. That wasn’t going to work. Then I wondered if perhaps the street only looked like it was paved in brick due the street lights. So I did a search instead for cobblestone streets and an article came up mentioning Soho. I zoomed over Soho in Google maps and this was my second drop. Whew. Like I said, pure dumb luck.

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Possible Inspiration for the Jason Hotel – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Washington Square Hotel – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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At 101-105 Waverly Place, off McDougal, we’ve a possible inspiration for the Hotel Jason. Notable is the 101 address. Previous to this, Kubrick had used the anchor of East 11th Street and University Place and East 13th Street and University Place, both shots featuring Bowlmor Lanes pin banners prominently. As the East 11th street shot is facing toward the East 13th Street, and the East 13th Street shot is facing East 11th Street, the film seems to be suggesting these streets bookend something notable between, such as Bill visiting the neighborhood. Because of the prominent bowling pin banners, a natural focal point is the Bowlmar address of 110 University Place. This may seem absurd but the number 10 is associated strongly with the Rainbow costume shop, which Bill visits and finds closed after the first University Place anchor. The second University Place anchor precedes Bill’s visit to the Jason Hotel, which we see here is inspired by the Washington Square Hotel which has an address of 101.

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Mentmore, Elveden and Highclere Gates – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Mentmore Towers Gates – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Mentmore Towers Gate – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Mentmore Towers Street – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

The orgy in Eyes Wide Shut occurs at a place called Somerton. I read it was filmed partly at Highclere Castle, partly at Elveden Hall, and partly at Mentmore Towers, the gates of which bar Google maps and us (these aren’t the gates in the film). Obviously, Google, for all its power, doesn’t possess the password.

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Elveden Gate – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Highclere Gate – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Highclere Gate – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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The Road to Jericho and Oyster Bay – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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495 Exit – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

In Eyes Wide Shut, Bill gets his costume then sets out for the address given him by the pianist. We view the exit for 495.

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The next shot is in Oyster Bay. This was a tough one to find. We have just the briefest glimpse of a 106 Route sign. Then an illegible sign for a store that reads Wagner, and beyond that a sign for a Getty gas station which for all intents and purposes can’t be seen. But in the distance is a brightly lit side of a building with two gables. My thoughts? The only place on a road like this that will be that large and have two gables is likely to be a funeral home. And that’s how I located the Oyster Bay funeral home, which is the one seen in the film. The Wagner store and the Getty gas station have since been trashed and replaced.

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Oyster Bay – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Possible Inspiration for The Rainbow – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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L’Impasse – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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With L’Impasse (which, I read, has been in business twenty years) we have perhaps the inspiration for the Rainbow costume shop. It is on West 8th Street, facing the end of MacDougal Street.

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The Sonata Cafe – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Madame Jojo’s – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Madame Jojo’s – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Madame Jojo’s – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

The interior of Madame Jojo’s, in London, UK, was the set of the Sonata Cafe in Eyes Wide Shut.

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Possible Inspiration for the Facade of Domino’s Building and Next Door the Rainbow – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut”

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Possible Inspiration for the Facade of Domino’s Building – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

Now that we’ve the two anchor points for Greenwich village in Eyes Wide Shut (3rd and Sullivan and the Back Fence on Bleeker), it’s easy to look around see some possible inspirations for set design. For instance, Domino’s building.

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A building next to the Rainbow seems to take its inspiration from a little further down McDougal.

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Possible Inspiration for a Building Next to the Rainbow – 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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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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