The Movie: Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
What Is It?: Stanley Kubrick’s epic of unrequited infidelity in an imaginary NYC and orgies on a Long Island much more interesting than it actually is (trust me; I grew up there) is the master’s final film and a lot funnier than you remember.
Why Today?: On this day in 1955, the Vienna State Opera reopened after being bombed in WWII with a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio… the title of which is the password to get into a certain orgy in a certain film.