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I now understand "Waking Life"
    #1698060 - 07/09/03 01:32 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

So heres what i think. You know how the man and woman are talking in bed and the dude is like "theres a period right after you die where your body isnt alive but like 10-15 minutes of brain activity is still going on... and that a dream minute seems like eternity compared to a waking minute"... not exact quotes but something like it. Well i think that what the kid is going through is that 10-15 minutes after death and these people that he meets are preparing him for the afterlife or something like that. Tell me what you think on my hypothesis.


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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: LTBOOMER]
    #1698106 - 07/09/03 01:43 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Yea I thought about that...

I'm watching it right now actually, heheh, just bought it for 7$ such a trippy movie...

I think it might just be a dream that he keeps slipping in and out of lucidity.


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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: LTBOOMER]
    #1698113 - 07/09/03 01:46 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

what about the beginning where hes a kid and floats away? when he makes that phone call and says he just got back, maybe he did just die and hes back to wherever you go between lives? i've watched it a fiew times, but never tried to figure out the story, just watch it when i want something deep to think about u know?


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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: Kenny Bus]
    #1698131 - 07/09/03 01:54 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

maybe life is just a dream and you keep waking up into a dream every day.

Or maybe like what was already said...he keeps slipping between dream and lucidity.

That movie kicks ass
Fucking amazing


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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: Kenny Bus]
    #1698512 - 07/09/03 04:01 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

"he makes that phone call and says he just got back"

woah that's fuckin cool...... the feeling of falling asleep could also be interpreted as falling into another mindset, "arriving" in this new state of being, or "returning" to it, as you do when you wake up :wink:

Tripping is similar.. sometimes it feels a bit like "I just got back" when I start tripping; that oddly-familiar feeling..

however, that is the same "scene" as when he sees that note and gets hit by the car.... he reads the note - the printed material seems very clear, so is he actually awake at that point?

lol who knows heh its a killer movie though :smile:


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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: LTBOOMER]
    #1698632 - 07/09/03 04:32 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

that's exactly what happened.

...he got hit by a car.

a foaf is in that movie, the guy w/ the curly hair and big nose on the bridge in SF.



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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: LTBOOMER]
    #1698969 - 07/09/03 08:36 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah, he was talking about Tim Leary looking forward to that time between life and death....





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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: Learyfan]
    #1699082 - 07/09/03 10:14 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

haha soundmind, are you serious?


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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: Grav]
    #1699181 - 07/09/03 11:32 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

what's a foaf?


that movie is really good, but I have some serious issues with that part about sartre in the first part.


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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: Malachi]
    #1699341 - 07/09/03 12:57 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

"what's a foaf?" A foaf is a friend of a friend.


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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: LTBOOMER]
    #1699539 - 07/09/03 02:21 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Yeh I agree with your explanation. And then in the end he just *floats away*. I still can't work out the dude in the cage tho - he seems like an anomaly.


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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: somebodyelse]
    #1701475 - 07/10/03 02:05 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah and did you notice how he was red and angry. and when teh dude yelling on his speakers outside while driving his car when he started getting really into it and angry he turned red.


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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: somebodyelse]
    #1702169 - 07/10/03 12:36 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

somebodyelse said:
Yeh I agree with your explanation. And then in the end he just *floats away*. I still can't work out the dude in the cage tho - he seems like an anomaly.




You should watch "Waking Life" with the director commentary. I think he talks about the symbolism about this.




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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: Learyfan]
    #1703112 - 07/10/03 05:12 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

yeah he also mentions how the red guy in the jail cell was actually shot for a DIFFERENT FILM..

this is why he seems so out of place :wink: he IS!

I think he put that in so David Sosa would seem even COOLER :wink:


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Re: I now understand "Waking Life" [Re: LTBOOMER]
    #1703337 - 07/10/03 06:25 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

what a great movie...i found a site where a guy gives his opinion and explinations on each scene, very thought provoking. If you havent already i suggest you check it out,.


http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~gte484v/wakinglife.html


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