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Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very much like his own.
How to review your favourite film, or even worse, how to review your favourite film when that film is Mike Leigh's Naked?
Naked starts of rough and only gets bleeker. But that's only a small part of what makes this a masterpiece.
First and foremost Naked is abouth David Thewlis' character Johnny, unenmployed both by choice and by circumstance, who personifies the ugly side most commonly shoved under the carpet in favour of the success stories. Yes, we're talking post-Thatcher Britain, but as far as I can tell there's many similairities to present time, and the world Leigh shows us is not limited to a certain era. But it might be limited to big cities.
Johnny is a man who…
Naked couldn't be more apt a title. Each character is stripped down to their core, sheerly acting out of impulse, and unable to hide behind any realm of theatrics. Urges come to their externally once simply well-posed selves and consume them, but not out of a blatant choice, more so just a dwindling down respect for conformity. Beings mope around the streets East London, unafraid to vent because Thatcher's era has ended and the aftermath is an individually segregated bustle. There Mike Leigh sets Johnny to his bleak Salinger-esque odyssey into the peeled-back essence of brokenness.
The nakedness isn't limited to strictly the people. Leigh seems to take everything down to an encapsulation to bareness; the walls inside the seedy…
It's difficult to figure out where to begin with Naked as there's so much to be unpacked within each of its chapters. To strip it down to the basics, the film is about an everyday philosopher named Johnny who both questions and embodies life's endless hardships. A whiskered and skinny David Thewlis plays this deep-thinker whose bad life choices are etched onto his scruffy, unwashed face. He's a thoroughly beaten down individual and a vagrant but his lack of definitive back-story makes him all the more enigmatic.
Mike Leigh's films have a kind of anti-realism to them. They're so ripped around the edges and grimy that they transcend the worst lifestyle you can possibly comprehend. This sounds like the most…
Years ago, the first time I saw this, I watched it dozens and dozens of times in a row because I loved it so much. It took me awhile to get over my little Naked addiction. I take that back, not an addiction, but It's an obsession I'll admit.
I think that obsession has returned but can you blame me?
Ok you can blame me, but whether it's the first time or the the 100th time (it's probably the 666th time I've seen this, just a guess) I've always loved this film. I love the philosophy within the rich dialogue. I love how no matter how many times I see this, I still get lost in the dialogue. Always manages…
Naked is the perfect specimen of a film where the sum equals the parts. That may sound easy to do, but I've never seen a film do it better than this one does. When I say that, I don't mean that it's exactly as good as the camera work, the script, the acting, directing and so forth lead to. I mean that every aspect of this film perfectly reflects the character and the world he sees.
The camera work is fairly straightforward and stays pretty much out of the way. It's involved enough to create the sense of motion in the dialogue or pacing of the mind of the character but without ever being distracting. Thewlis, for his part, plays…
Comedy-drama is one of my favorite genres in any medium because it allows room for a tense, dramatic story to unfold while simultaneously giving respites of humor that allow a more humanistic feeling to overtake the story. Instead of a film being overflown with melodramatic moments of tension and depression, comedic scenes and dialogue allows things to lighten up more frequently than a straight drama would probably allow. The comedy in Mike Leigh's Naked, in particular, is thought out and natural, gently sliding into bits and pieces of the script without feeling forced or like a sudden shift in tone for the film. There's always a dark and brooding atmosphere surrounding these characters and their predicaments, but there's always a…
Entrevista larga con un hombre repulsivo. David Thewlis está más allá de increíble y Leigh capta perfectamente la manera de hablar de determinados ingleses y eso me parece más allá de difícil pero, oye, me tengo que bajar y decir que no tengo ni idea de qué me quiere decir la película, que de momento me queda grande. Tampoco pasa nada.
In the film Naked, Mike Leigh employs a camera that feels, well, naked. It's stripped down, handheld, anything but omniscient. Despite this, Mike Leigh manages to keep track of every single witty, quick interaction the characters have in the film. These interactions are extremely funny despite the exceptionally dark subject matter. The tone, however, manages to never feel overshadowed by either extreme; it balances very well, and the humor just helps you get through it. It's Requiem for a Dream with more subtlety, nuance, and humor, lacking the absolute directness that Requiem employs. And while Requiem is certainly an effective film in the way you will remember it directly after, it will fade out of your memory after a time.…
Director: Mike Leigh
Director Count: #1 of 5
Challenge Count: #2 of 25
Fucking bleak, dreary, detestable, sickening, infuriating, relatable, exhausting, irritating, tiring, enlightening and philosophical. Never have I felt so beaten and bruised by a film before seeing this.
Thewlis gives one of the greatest performances I have EVER seen. It's so incredibly physical and psychological; he not only embodies the character of Johnny, but rather engulfs him.
I'm really fascinated by Leigh's version of post-modern kitchen sink realism and can't wait to see more.
- Have you ever seen a dead body?
- Only me own.
can't stop thinking about the scene in which david thewlis (aka LUPIN!!!) jokes about being a werewolf
would you like some beans?
"Mike Leigh's method of working is well-known. He gathers his actors, suggests a theme, and asks them to improvise situations. A screenplay develops out of their work. This method has created in "Naked" a group of characters who could not possibly have emerged from a conventional screenplay; this is the kind of film that is beyond imagining, and only observation could have created it. Are there people like this? Yes, a great many, who have the ability and intelligence to lead functioning lives but lack the will and - in particular - the opening. Somehow they have slipped out of the picture. It is not easy to slip back in."
I like Sandra. In 1993, they hadn't yet invented the concept of being unable to even, but Sandra was ahead of her time. She simply could not even.
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