Naked States details
|Format:||15 LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Genres:||Documentary - General, Special Interest|
|Collections:||Something Saucy, Weird and Wonderful|
|1hr 13 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 13 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Abandon your inhibitions and become liberatedBy lele_poco (46 reviews) from Croydon , 02 Sep 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]This documentary follows artist Spencer Tunick who was an unknown photographer at the time of this documentary. Spencer travels all 50 states of America finding models to pose for him, some states are more repressed than others and it is charming seeing him win over some people with promise of a 'liberating experience'.
This documentary is about freedom, passion, the beauty of the human body, acceptance and celebration!
Spencer attempts to gain recognition in the world of art and is helped by the overwhelming amount of people willing to shed their clothes and pose nude to make his visions a reality.
It was inspiring to see Spencer achieve his dream
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Naked Fun.By Loopgrinder (119 reviews) , 11 May 2013Only shocking and provocative if the human form upsets you - and it would seem that it does upset some, certainly the authorities. A good little behind the scenes documentary following photographer Spencer Tunick and his crew as he tries to encourage the public to remove their clothes for the sake of art. And in doing so not only creates some iconic images but also helps some of his subjects become liberated along the way.
The human condition and liberationBy wildthing22 (13 reviews) , 12 Jan 2013This is a great documentary about the human sense of themselves naked. Humbling,funny,inspiring and though provoking. I was in tears during the photo shoot of the young black woman and young white woman standing on the American flag,so beautiful and humbling. The only annoying point for me was Spencer Tunick himself,I found him whiny,a boring artist as 90% of his photo's were of the people laying down on mass,the most interesting shots were when there were only a few people in the shot in a wider range of poses. The real stars of this film are all the amazing human beings who posed nude for him.
Pubic LibraryBy Chuquai (32 reviews) from London , 29 Oct 2012It's an interesting behind the scenes look at producing art with a view to public display, also a lot of views of pubic display.
Exploration of art or just advertisement of an artist?By NikM (23 reviews) from Portsmouth UK , 19 Oct 2012As a naturist I was initially drawn to what views would be presented on the public naked form, then my interest in photography as an art genre and to explore the work of Spencer Turnick, who I had read about briefly but nothing more.
In my opinion not enough in this documentary explores the artists choice to specialize in this subject matter.
We constantly hear the word 'liberating' from the participants, a word that is used in all activities that include the naked form so no great insight here.
The documentary does present Spencers work and get it to a larger audience but then I was left feeling it was motivated by that and that alone, financially opportunist rather than exploring motive and ideals and art.
I did enjoy the documentary and did gain exposure to his work which I liked; although I think he over played the naked masses laying down looking away from camera shots in this tour.
It did get me looking for other pieces of Spencers work online, which in my view showed his growth within his art, so to that end the film achieved its goal.
Do not switch off at the credits though. Other documentaries are advertised and right at the end is another piece of Spencers work which many I fear would have missed.
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Peeling the morals offBy a customer , 25 Aug 2012The work of art presented in this documentary is great. Besides natural beauty of human beings, it also reveals the power and pleasure of individual and collective freedom versus the emptiness and non-sense of moralistic systems. Well done to the artist's persistence. The documentary itself could have been better, though, if it explored more deeply the moral issues around the work and shared more of the participants' experiences.