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As a follow-up to the recent Kubrick query, and an earlier one regarding
the Hindu chant music on EWS, here are Katarina's original answers to these
questions from alt.movies.kubrick (and in case you doubt the source, the
official Eyes Wide Shut website has a link to the web site of his wife,
Christiane -- http://eyeswideshut.warnerbros.com/ck/ck.htm -- and it
specifically states "This is to confirm that Katharina Kubrick Hobbs is a
regular reader of and occasional contributor to alt.movies.kubrick")

Subject: What killed Kubrick?
Date: 08/16/1999
Author: RemarQ User

He had a massive heart attack in his sleep.
Katharina.

Subject: The Hindu Chant Question Answered
Date: 09/04/1999
Author: RemarQ User

Hello Everybody!
I've come back from Venice, to loads of questions regarding the Hindu
chant.

Here goes:
It was a mistake. Joclyn Pook told me,that originally the singer was
singing words from the Koran !!
Also, she recorded it some time ago, Stanley simply heard it and liked it.
NO-ONE realized that the text was the equivalent of the Lord's Prayer!
Stanley would have changed it IMMEDIATLY, if he had realized. My Mother,
Christiane, argued hard and long. There is no way that we would EVER wish
to offend the Hindu religion,or to cause offence in any way what so ever.

I can tell you , that the film has NOT been edited. Joclyn has re-recorded
that section of music, with the same singer, using some neutral text that
will offend no-one. I saw the film in Venice and there is no difference,
unless you speak fluent Hindi I guess.

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By the way, in my opinion,everybody should visit Venice. It's probably the
most wonderful place in the world. A triumph of man's ingenuity against all
odds.A magical, mysterious place.
And the food!! There's now 7lbs. more of me !!

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