Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.
- Category:Drama, Animation, Fantasy
- Stars:Anna Bertheau, Antonio Wannek, Tim Sander, Carmen Simone Birk, Michael Krabbe, Nora Tschirner, Luise Helm, Aaron Hildebrand, Andreas Hoppe, Karin Mikityla, Hermann Beyer, Kathrin Waligura, Joachim Schweizer, Roland May, Roland Kuchenbuch, Lorelei Linklater, Wiley Wiggins, Glover Gill, Lara Hicks, Ames Asbell, Leigh Mahoney, Sara Nelson, Jeanine Attaway, Erik Grostic, Bill Wise, Robert C. Solomon, Kim Krizan, Eamonn Healy, J.C. Shakespeare, Ethan Hawke, Trevor Jack Brooks,
- Director:Richard Linklater,
- Writer:Richard Linklater
Transcending the boundaries of technology and imagination, "Waking Life" is a revolutionary breakthrough in film animation. It tells the story of a man who shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(mx) wrote: I was first introduced to the work of Terrence Malick when I was in university. The film was his second feature sitting in the director's chair - DAYS OF HEAVEN. It starred the then relatively unknown Richard Gere but I went to see it because it also starred Sam Shepard, whose talent as both a playwright and an actor I greatly admire. An hour and a half later, I was a Terrence Malick fan. He not only tells a story with incredible poetry, he also knows how to get his actors to convey a world of emotions with just a simple glance. And he knows how to pick his cinematographers. Nestor Almendros went on to win an Oscar (R) for his work filming the beauty and wonder of Alberta, Canada (standing in for the Texas panhandle). The film remains one of my all-time favourites.Over the next 34 years, Malick directed just four films, the most recent being TO THE WONDER, starring Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko and Javier Bardem. Like Malick's other films, this one is light on talk and heavy on visuals.An American environmentalist (maybe, we're not sure) meets a Frenchwoman in Paris and they fall in love. He asks her and her daughter to return with him to Oklahoma but, while life in their new home starts out well, problems ultimately arise and the women return to France. Meanwhile, a Spanish priest in the same Oklahoma town has a crisis of faith. The American man renews a relationship with his childhood sweetheart who is recently divorced but that ends abruptly when the Frenchwoman returns.Although I want to remain a Terrence Malick fan, the director makes it very difficult with this piece of tediously ethereal garbage. If spending 112 minutes watching the back of Ben Affleck's head is your idea of a good time, then this film is for you. You can count in the single digits how many seconds his face is seen full on during the film. Olga, for her part, does a great job twirling and prancing around - in their backyard, at the supermarket, on the beach at Mont Saint-Michel (which was once known in France as the Wonder) - but, really, her character whose name we only know from the end credits is in serious need of a dose of Focusyn. She did give up custody of her daughter to her husband (or ex-husband, maybe, we're not sure) so perhaps there were some psychological issues that were never explored. That's the thing with Malick's films. So much is never explored. Everything is in the moment.The dialogue, which is really just a series of monologues or shared thoughts, wafts in the air for a brief moment before dissipating. Half the time you can barely hear what anyone is saying. Between the combination of Olga speaking in French and the film's spacious shots of Paris, Normandy, and later, Oklahoma, you could be excused for thinking you're watching one very long, boring TV commercial for something like Chanel No. 5. In fact, if think of that awful spot Brad Pitt did last year for the product and extend it to almost two hours, you have this film.It has been suggested that TO THE WONDER is autobiographical. Malick apparently had a romance with Michele Morette in France in the 1980s. They married in 1985 and they moved to Texas together. After their marriage ended just three years later, he reconnected with and married Alexandra Wallace, whom he dated when they were both students in Texas. Is this movie about the loss of love and faith then? If Malick sees himself as Ben's character (whose name, Neil, we also only find out from the end credits), then he's quite the brooder.As with most of Malick's films, there was no formal script. Malick would describe the characters and the actors would improvise. That much is quite evident. At least a half a dozen actors, including Rachel Weisz, Jessica Chastain, Michael Sheen, Amanda Peet, Barry Pepper and Michael Shannon had scenes in the film which ended up on the cutting room floor. They are the lucky ones.Unless you're a masochist, give this film a huge miss. It's deadly boring. Better yet, get a copy of DAYS OF HEAVEN and watch that.
(ag) wrote: Took me awhile to finally get to this, but I'm glad I did! Donnie Yen stars as Ip Man. A renowned martial artist that never trains anyone. After a turn of events the Japanese take over his city forcing Ip Man to change his ways and train others in order to protect themselves. Led by a General that enjoys martial arts Ip Man see's this as an opportunity to give hope to the Chinese people when he challenges the General to a tournament style match. The movie's plot is ok, but its really the martial arts and fight scenes that steal the show here. It's just some fantastic stuff and you really have to watch it to get a feel for what I'm talking about. Overall, great movie with some heart any kung fu fans should definitely give this one a look!
(de) wrote: Probably the best quote ever created: "My mother always said, if Allah wanted us to ask questions, he would have made us men"An interesting look at the life of an arranged marriage 'mail-order' wife from the villages of Bangladesh living in London's Brick Lane 'Banglatown'. The story gets a bit confusing, at one part, when it is revealed that Nazneen's sister is a prostitute, I thought Chanu had known about her wifes adultery, but as it turns out he had no idea. The movie shows the hipocrasy of extremist youth Islam. Karim who changes from a rebellious youth to a fully bearded warrior of Islam sleeps with married women, whom he tries and makes his wife.
(au) wrote: Arguably one of the best concert movies ever. From the very start, the movie is practically the filming of Scorsese's love for the Stones and his attempt to prove that these guys, despite the age, still know better how it's done. And it is a really great attempt.
(gb) wrote: I actually watched Crank 2 before this one. And do believe No.2 is slightly better. But this is still superb five Star stuff. Jason is brilliant. This film is brilliant
(nl) wrote: Urghhh I loved the first two but this one urghh it's freaking shit it has a decent storyline but no thank u this is the WORST URBAN LEGEND FILM EVER!!!!
(us) wrote: The movie is okay it is definitely morass good as many other zombie movies I've seen. There are also too many "shaking my head"unbelievable moments and actions. As other have said this is very forgetable movie and I totally agree with them. So for this being an okay comeback for director Romero and seeing his style if zombie movies again. I give "Land Of The Dead" a solid C.
(mx) wrote: Richark Linklater must be fond of elongated mind-bombarding conversations.It seems to me that he creates the characters he would like to actually meet in life (instead of the ones he actually meets; even a therapist if he goes to one) and holds the conversations he wishes he can hold in real life with them in movies! Completely mind blowing!!Can you imagine holding up a conversation with someone for almost 2 hours; non-stop? no way, you'd get bored, sleepy, hungry, or any other human need would emerge, regardless of how close this person is or how harmonized you two are. Well, Mr. Linklater puts you in that situation, and you don't feel bored, nor do you feel anything but drowning in "his" conversations. Actually, at some points, you'd want them to go on forever; don't ask me why or how!Producing this movie as an animation is a brilliant take on the idea. You are in the dream, swerving with it, feeling out of breath while not actually moving or exerting any efforts.The idea itself, while it may make you feel nervous or give you the feeling of being trapped (intentionally i believe!) is a total mind f**k. Especially the conversation the main character has near the end of the movie. Tell me that this didn't get your jaw to drop, and kept exploding with probabilities in your head long after the movie was over! The soundtrack is brilliant as well. Great job Glover Gill. This movie will do things to your mind, but it surely is worth every second spent with it.
(gb) wrote: Film "Animal Factory" with greats such as Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo, Willem Dafoe and the film's protagonist Edward Furlong played all just cool!!!Movie quite reveals about the life of prisoners in jail!!! this film main hero lucky to have met directly with the authority, or have been all bad for the main character!!!My score to the film 4 out of 5!!
(us) wrote: I love this movie. The fight scenes hold up very well and it has a great story!
(nl) wrote: love this movie.. so sad when the boy dies
(fr) wrote: Want to see, looks funny