Watch: Waking Life 2001 123movies, Full Movie Online – Dreams. What are they? An escape from reality or reality itself? Waking Life follows the dream(s) of one man and his attempt to find and discern the absolute difference between waking life and the dreamworld. While trying to figure out a way to wake up, he runs into many people on his way; some of which offer one sentence asides on life, others delving deeply into existential questions and life’s mysteries. We become the main character. It becomes our dream and our questions being asked and answered. Can we control our dreams? What are they telling us about life? About death? About ourselves and where we come from and where we are going? The film does not answer all these for us. Instead, it inspires us to ask the questions and find the answers ourselves..
Plot: 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.
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very good, creative, expansion of Slackers
It is rare for a director to return to a film and improve it but Linklater does it here. Taking the general form of Slackers, he adds a metaphysical story line and coats it with extraordinary eye candy.
The rotoscoping really provides an acid trip experience of constantly shifting planes with backgrounds going one way and characters going the other.
The string quartet tango score also is an excellent use of music to reinforce the exotic aspects of the production.
The monologues are thought provoking and compelling. The story line examining dream/death connection is novel. Score points for originality of story, art direction and narrative line. Some quite funny parts (e.g. boat car, bar shoot out, etc.), some creepy parts (e.g. jailbird rant, second boat man meeting, etc.).
I have seen this several times and enjoyed it every time. Farily rare is the movie that can really stand up to multiple viewings. This is one.
Very refreshing. See it.
A film for passionate thinkers.
This is one of the most thought provoking films I’ve ever seen. It’s also visually stunning and perfectly acted: every single one of these people seem to be just giving their own opinions as if you were overhearing/having a meaningful conversation with them.
We can chalk this up to the genius of Linklater who over the years has shown not only the pretentiously humorous coffee house crowd cliches but also the searching, often deeply insightful side of our generation that the media overlooked when we were dubbed slackers. In films he has written: “Slacker” and “Before Sunrise” and in his films of stage plays Bogosian’s brilliant, Chekhovian “SubUrbia” and the faintly melodramatic “Tape”, Linklater has always been fascinated with the question of what we should doing with our lives. Our responsibility is to contribute something lasting and meaningful to our society. But what exactly is that? Where and when should I do it? Who with? How do I know if I’ve really found it? Why is it so important again, anyway?
I saw this movie for the first time late last night and 5 minutes before it started I had fallen asleep and was hoping I’d be able to make it all the way through the film. From the first frame I was riveted and completely awake and remained so even after it was over; contemplating all the myriad viewpoints the film had thrown at me.
This movie is so exciting and bursting with ideas that I’m going to buy the DVD as soon as I possibly can and watch it over and over trying to absorb it all.
See this film. It will remind you of how thrilling it is to be an active thinking, feeling member of the human race.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min), 1 hr 40 min (100 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (Australia), 1 hr 40 min (100 min) (Germany), 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (Spain)
Genre Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Director Richard Linklater
Writer Richard Linklater
Actors Ethan Hawke, Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelei Linklater
Country United States
Awards 5 wins & 21 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Sony DCR-PC1, Sony DCR-TRV900
Laboratory DeLuxe, USA, Swiss Effects, Zurich, Switzerland
Film Length 2,754 m (Germany)
Negative Format Video
Cinematographic Process DV (source format), Digital Intermediate (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm