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    Cool Without the plot needing to have wild, out there characters

    Please,

    In the following paragraph:

    "We couldn't have appeared so naked in the movie, earlier in our careers without the plot needing to have wild, out there characters
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    I'm not quite sure that "naked " is said here in a literal sense (the movie is a romance of a mature couple and it is made willing to be a charming picture), I think it is more of an intended realistic and naturalistic treatment, but wild seems to mean exactly this: wild, kind of fierce people, and out there seems to reinforce the idea of people going down the street, no better thing to do.

    May the whole thing mean that, as frankly open the souls of the characters as they are in this romance, this sentence seems to say if these same actors had made the same movie younger it would have required more of an outer action, with characters more wild in attitude? That's to say, a far more quick and commercial film, instead this movie now, so quiet and deep and spiritual and charming as it is.

    Please, I have difficulties about the meaning of wild and "out there" in this paragraph. Can you help me to elucidate it?



    Thank You

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    Re: Without the plot needing to have wild, out there characters

    Out there=oddball, non bourgeois, eclectic, crazy, uninhibited.
    Wild here is almost the same.

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    Cool Re: Without the plot needing to have wild, out there characters

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    Out there=oddball, non bourgeois, eclectic, crazy, uninhibited.
    Wild here is almost the same.
    Thank You. But is my interpretation of the paragraph good, or does it mean another thing?


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    Re: Without the plot needing to have wild, out there characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Thank You. But is my interpretation of the paragraph good, or does it mean another thing?

    Sorry to disappoint you, but I can't answer that. Once we know the meaning of the words, the inner meaning is each person's to consider individually.

    I would say that the English culture is really remarkably linear and straightforward. Practicality matters more than spirituality. But that's just my reading.

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    Cool Re: Without the plot needing to have wild, out there characters

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    Sorry to disappoint you, but I can't answer that. Once we know the meaning of the words, the inner meaning is each person's to consider individually.

    I would say that the English culture is really remarkably linear and straightforward. Practicality matters more than spirituality. But that's just my reading.
    Not joking

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    Re: Without the plot needing to have wild, out there characters

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    Not joking
    No, but more importantly, truly, no offense intended. I am sorry if I sounded abrupt.

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    Re: Without the plot needing to have wild, out there characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Please,

    In the following paragraph:

    "We couldn't have appeared so naked in the movie, earlier in our careers without the plot needing to have wild, out there characters
    ."

    I'm not quite sure that "naked " is said here in a literal sense (the movie is a romance of a mature couple and it is made willing to be a charming picture), I think it is more of an intended realistic and naturalistic treatment, but wild seems to mean exactly this: wild, kind of fierce people, and out there seems to reinforce the idea of people going down the street, no better thing to do.

    May the whole thing mean that, as frankly open the souls of the characters as they are in this romance, this sentence seems to say if these same actors had made the same movie younger it would have required more of an outer action, with characters more wild in attitude? That's to say, a far more quick and commercial film, instead this movie now, so quiet and deep and spiritual and charming as it is.

    Please, I have difficulties about the meaning of wild and "out there" in this paragraph. Can you help me to elucidate it?



    Thank You

    I take "naked" literally - with no clothes on. Early in their careers, "normal" straight characters didn't get naked - only wild crazy people.
    "Out there" doesn't mean "outside". It means out on the fringes of the normal curve for personality.
    I'm not sure whether nakedness - or non-nakedness - has anything to do with quiet, deep, charming spirituality.

    My reading is this: Back in the 70s, say, having naked characters being wild and crazy meant that families could watch it without having to imagine each other naked, since the movie is about people different from them.

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