This research project was born almost by accident and by a simple question: how come no one has ever tracked down the craftsmen who created the masks of the main movie Eyes Wide Shut? I was in Venice in August 2012, and I was determined to find a store that years before, I had discovered randomly. This shop had a sign in the window that contained this sentence: “Supplier of the masks of Stanley Kubrick’s film Eyes Wide Shut starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman”. Searching the internet, I found the address of a shop located near the Rialto, and more precisely in Campo de la Guerra. It was “Il Canovaccio” . It was not the store that I saw many years ago, but in light of what has happened since, it was good that it was not so.