A lot of us love cinema, and for some it is much more than mere entertainment. It is moving art on a grand white canvas – made by dream artists hidden from view. I’m fascinated by the dedication and effort that goes into making a film – whether it is from masters like Antonioni, Truffaut, Godard, Fellini or Medem, or from lesser talents (which I won’t mention), or even from fine directors who end up making rubbish in order to pay their rent. It’s ALL cinema..!
As artists, they entertain, tease, provoke, and challenge viewers using different strokes and brushes. And nudity is one of the more striking among them – whether it is benign, provocative, sensual, or erotic, its impact cannot be underestimated. European and Latin American films have applied nudity differently from Hollywood for various reasons. Let’s talk about them – after all, this site isn’t all about the film makers, but the… err… nudity.
Let’s review some of the films from Europe and Latin America that contain nude scenes. These days, film makers are circumspect when it comes to nudity, and often use it as last resort in their narrative, so there is a valid reason to discuss these scenes if and when they occur.
Whilst we have to live with the fact that there will always be more instances of female than male nudity in films – I will try to document to the best of my ability both the sexes, male and female, young and old, attractive and the ordinary, to give a fairly neutral interpretation of how they fit into a film’s narrative. Rest assured it won’t be dull or academic either, more like a cinephile’s rave, reviewing both the film and the relevant scene, and by placing them in context rather than ogling nudity for its own sake, which could be misleading. Nude scenes, irrespective of their artistic merit, are very often a collective interpretation, by not just the director, but also the actors, writers and technicians – every one of them contribute to what we eventually get to see.
This site will also act as a poster board of sorts for independent and budding film makers – a place to publicise their work, and inform readers where their films can be seen and/or DVDs purchased.