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Naked (mike leigh)

Naked (mike leigh)
April 08, 2011, 01:43:36 AM
Not a movie fan at all, but this was incredible...



I'd hand out a free copy to everyone if i could.


Re: Naked (mike leigh)
April 08, 2011, 05:20:08 AM
...incredible? No lie, it did manage to keep me glued to the screen while it was on. Which makes it about as good as porn and cute kitten videos.

Re: Naked (mike leigh)
April 08, 2011, 07:32:59 AM
Just under half way through.  This would be a fantastic film to show to intelligent people who haven't yet grasped a number of the more fundamental aspects of the understanding and beliefs professed by the majority of the users of this forum/this website.

Re: Naked (mike leigh)
April 08, 2011, 10:00:31 AM
I've been a huge, huge fan of this movie for some years now. If I'm not mistaken, a lot of this dialogue was improvised, which makes it all the more brilliant to me. Rarely have I seen a movie with this kind of substance; it was practically shocking to see for the first time a film that's sole purpose wasn't to entertain or make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. I definitely recommend this to anyone sick of the typical Hollywood diarrhea, but also more specifically to users of this forum who probably will identify with the protagonist in more than a few ways. Here's one of my favorite quotes from it:

Quote
Was I bored? No, I wasn't fuckin' bored. I'm never bored. That's the trouble with everybody - you're all so bored. You've had nature explained to you and you're bored with it, you've had the living body explained to you and you're bored with it, you've had the universe explained to you and you're bored with it, so now you want cheap thrills and, like, plenty of them, and it doesn't matter how tawdry or vacuous they are as long as it's new as long as it's new as long as it flashes and fuckin' bleeps in forty fuckin' different colors. So whatever else you can say about me, I'm not fuckin' bored.

Re: Naked (mike leigh)
April 08, 2011, 02:22:21 PM
(Prozak makes a guest appearance at 1:25:40)

Haha, oh wow.

Re: Naked (mike leigh)
April 08, 2011, 11:40:26 PM
I've been a huge, huge fan of this movie for some years now. If I'm not mistaken, a lot of this dialogue was improvised, which makes it all the more brilliant to me. Rarely have I seen a movie with this kind of substance; it was practically shocking to see for the first time a film that's sole purpose wasn't to entertain or make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. I definitely recommend this to anyone sick of the typical Hollywood diarrhea, but also more specifically to users of this forum who probably will identify with the protagonist in more than a few ways. Here's one of my favorite quotes from it:

Quote
Was I bored? No, I wasn't fuckin' bored. I'm never bored. That's the trouble with everybody - you're all so bored. You've had nature explained to you and you're bored with it, you've had the living body explained to you and you're bored with it, you've had the universe explained to you and you're bored with it, so now you want cheap thrills and, like, plenty of them, and it doesn't matter how tawdry or vacuous they are as long as it's new as long as it's new as long as it flashes and fuckin' bleeps in forty fuckin' different colors. So whatever else you can say about me, I'm not fuckin' bored.
that quote is great... i've quoted the ever living shit out of this movie
In day to day life people pity characters like johnny. They would recommend him a case worker, or some meds, or expect a mass shooting to come out of him. Not understanding a character of his sort is a line of thinking born out of late capitalism. It should make people sad about the state of mainstream thought, but instead they'll just think about how he should get a girlfriend, get a job, marry, have some kids, put them throgh college, retire, and die. He should strive to have his life play out like every feel-good movie out there.
Johnny, similar to the main character Sartre's "Nausea" understands existence, and the peculiarity of existence. Once that hits you, there's almost no way out of it except to create your own reality, or maybe transform this into art somehow.This could mean a very hard life of social rejection, socio-economic hard ships, uncontrollable mind states  and people looking down on you.

Re: Naked (mike leigh)
April 09, 2011, 05:20:02 AM
someone uploaded the whole thing to youtube if anyone's interested
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG2dkTUPzPI

Re: Naked (mike leigh)
April 14, 2011, 09:34:31 PM
(Prozak makes a guest appearance at 1:25:40)

Haha, oh wow.
Describe it, I'm going to watch it later, haha.

Re: Naked (mike leigh)
April 15, 2011, 12:01:58 AM
(Prozak makes a guest appearance at 1:25:40)

Haha, oh wow.
Describe it, I'm going to watch it later, haha.

AIDS.

Re: Naked (mike leigh)
April 15, 2011, 05:05:26 PM
What movies do you guys know that are similar to this one?