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September 2003 (USA) See more »
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One year. Seven continents. More than 6,000 naked people--all willing to bare all for Spencer Tunick in the name of art... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Spencer Tunick ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ronald Kuby ... Himself (as Ron Kuby)
Jonathan Porcelli ... Himself

Alec Von Bargen ... Himself

Directed by
Arlene Nelson  (as Arlene Donnelly Nelson)
 
Produced by
Nancy Abraham .... supervising producer
Louise Barlow .... supervising producer
Lisa Hepner .... producer: Australia segment
Dave Linstrom .... producer: Australia segment (as David Linstrom)
Arlene Nelson .... producer (as Arlene Donnelly Nelson)
David Nelson .... executive producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Heather Ross .... associate producer
Helen Hood Scheer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Hajian 
Leigh Roberts 
 
Cinematography by
Dave Linstrom  (as David Linstrom)
Arlene Nelson  (as Arlene Donnelly Nelson)
 
Film Editing by
Tom Donahue 
 
Art Department
Mike Smith .... graphics
 
Sound Department
Luiz Adelmo .... sound recordist
Chris Aiken .... sound editor
Stéphane Barsalou .... sound recordist
Christopher Eakins .... foley editor
Darryl L. Frank .... sound mixer
Matt Hedges .... sound editorial coordinator
Jeff Hodd .... assistant sound engineer: South Africa
Matt Israel .... assistant sound engineer: New York
Eddie Kim .... sound editor
John Marcus .... sound editor
John Marquis .... dialogue editor
George Mavroenyi .... assistant sound engineer: Australia
Joe Milner .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Milner .... supervising sound editor
Eryne Prine .... assistant sound editor
Peter Vasey .... assistant sound engineer: England (as Peter Vaisey)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brett Albright .... additional director of photography: New York, Canada
John Brawley .... additional camera operator: Australia
John Chater .... additional director of cinematography: England
Rod Coates .... additional camera operator: Australia
Ermanno Dibiaggi .... additional director of cinematography: Italy
Tom Donahue .... camera operator: second unit, New York
Luke Everson .... assistant camera: England
Mat Govoni .... assistant camera: Australia
Graham Maunder .... additional camera operator: England
Arnaldo Mesquita .... additional director of photography: Brazil
Peter Nelson .... additional director of photography: France/Ireland/Russia
Michel Petrin .... additional director of cinematography: Montreal
Dario Salpietro .... additional camera operator: Australia
Maurico Tabinica .... assistant camera: Brazil
 
Editorial Department
Harry Johnson .... colorist
Jill Schweitzer .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bob Brockman .... music mixer
Charles Giordano .... musician: accordions (as Charlie Giordano)
Chris Hajian .... music mixer
Chris Hajian .... music producer
Chris Hajian .... musician: synthetic programming
Bashiri Johnson .... musician: percussion
Will Lee .... musician: bass
Andy Oyer .... musician: electric guitar
Leigh Roberts .... music mixer
Leigh Roberts .... music producer
Leigh Roberts .... musician: synthetic programming
Sasha Ross .... music assistance
Larry Saltzman .... musician: electric guitar & sitar, dobro and tiple
Helen Hood Scheer .... co-music supervisor
Bernd Schoenhart .... musician: electric and acoustic guitars
Jill Schweitzer .... co-music supervisor
 
Other crew
Jamie Berger .... office production assistant
Lia Brennan .... location production assistant: Ireland
Atmadev Cornelius .... title designer: main titles (as Atma Cornelius)
Heath Cozens .... fixer: Japan
Heath Cozens .... location translator: Japan
Jamilia Dawson .... office production assistant
Alexis Fish .... production coordinator
Peter Gloyne .... location production assistant: South Africa
Jeremy Kahn .... translation services
Rebecca Kritsch .... fixer: Brazil
Rebecca Kritsch .... location translator: Brazil
Mike Lister .... office production assistant
Laura McIntosh .... office production assistant
Sudipta Nandi .... office production assistant
Ryan Nelson .... key production assistant
Mary Posatko .... office production assistant
Jonas Raible .... translation services
Guillermo Rivetti Berna .... location production assistant: Brazil
Tootsie Schreiber .... transcriptor
Jennifer Sharpe .... title designer: main titles
Bill Soule .... office production assistant
Kat Sripathy .... office production assistant
Larin Sullivan .... office production assistant
Christopher Trela .... attache: Antarctic
Asya Yevdokimova .... fixer: Russia
Asya Yevdokimova .... location translator: Russia
 
Thanks
Chhaya Bhanti .... special thanks
Krissy Bowler .... very special thanks
Laurence Cates .... special thanks
Bill Chase .... special thanks
Jodi Cohen .... special thanks
Luis Dantos .... special thanks
Mary Dinaburg .... special thanks
Arthur Donnelly .... special thanks
Rawia Edwards .... special thanks
Andrew Einhorn .... acknowledgment: additional footage provided by
Richard Farmer .... special thanks
Jimmy Greenway .... special thanks
Michael Halatyn .... special thanks
Paul Hedge .... special thanks
John Hoffman .... special thanks
Justin Jay .... special thanks
Paul Judelson .... very special thanks
Ronald Kuby .... special thanks (as Ron Kuby)
Danielle Legentil .... special thanks
Heather Love .... special thanks
Sandra Marchand .... special thanks
Kevin Maynard .... special thanks
Ian McCausland .... special thanks
Matthew Morgan .... special thanks
Sean Mullens .... special thanks
Jonathan Porcelli .... very special thanks
Oliver Power .... special thanks
Sally Roy .... special thanks
Danielle Schleif .... special thanks
Miria Swain .... special thanks
Lars Ullberg .... very special thanks
Nadya Vnoukov .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Naked World" - USA (short title)
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76 min
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
It's barely art, 13 September 2004
Author: raymond-15 from Australia

I guess Tunick's work as a photographer will always be controversial. Is it pornography or is it art? May be neither. He does insist though that he does not want to replicate the work of others. He has gone out of his way to create something new...nudes en masse in public places. To use naked human beings thus is certainly original. He crowds thousands of them into his foreground...lying on their backs on cold damp pavements or kneeling with rear ends up. He is evidently trying to invent a new texture. It could be done with a thousand sheep (though difficult to control) but using humans in a public place is daring and adds a touch of eroticism.

Is it a coincidence that in nearly every shot we see in the background an erect structure...a mast, a tower, a steeple or spire?

Some of his experimental photos are better than others. One needs a lot of imagination to accept the prone figures lying haphazardly on the wharf below the "Cutty Sark" as a part of the ocean.. I ask you does it really look like a seascape of rippled water or rocky shore?

The most interesting part of the film is his interviews with people of different cultures and different attitudes inviting them to divest themselves of their clothes for the sake of "art". In his world tour he found the people of Montreal cooperative but not so in France or Japan. Amazingly 4000 turned up in Melbourne (Australia) to bare their bodies in rather bleak weather. Is it something to do with mass hysteria? As for Antarctica the few nudes in that icy region did not look at all relaxed and the penguins were rather perplexed too. It was contrived and senseless. A bare backside perched on an icy ledge has no meaning and verges on the ridiculous.

One soon gets used to the nudity which pervades this film. A number of people are asked why they agreed to be naked in front of the lens. The response in most cases was the same....it gave them a feeling of new found freedom.

Note that in one scene there is a risk of danger in baring one's bottom in a public square. A man hurriedly dons his pants when an unexpected dog appears barking madly!

There is one detail which puzzles me. It's this....how do 4000 people find their clothes again after discarding them in some back alley?

What will Spencer Tunick think of next and how long will this novelty last?

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