Naked (1993 film)
Naked is a 1993 British black comedy- drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh. Before this film, Leigh was known for subtler comedic dissections of middle-class and working-class manners. Naked was more stark and brutal than his previous works. Leigh relied heavily on improvisation in the making of the film, but little actual ad-libbing was filmed; lengthy rehearsals in character provided much of the script. Almost all the dialogues were filmed as written. The film received largely favourable reviews. Filming took place in London from 9 September to 16 December 1992.
Naked most commonly refers to the state of nudity.
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Naked (Marques Houston album)
Naked is the second studio album of American R&B artist, Marques Houston, a former member of the R&B group Immature/ IMx. The album was released in the U.S. on May 24, 2005 and is available as a clean version and a parental advisory version. The album sold up to 290,000 copies.
Naked (Marques Houston song)
"Naked" is the title track and second single from Marques Houston's second album of the same name. It's the fifth track on the album. The remix for "Naked" features Mike Jones.
The single was another hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for Houston, peaking at number forty-seven. It was the biggest hit single from the album of the same name. This was Houston's second single not to be released in the U.K..
Naked, published in 1997, is a collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book details Sedaris’ life, from his unusual upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, to his booze-and-drug-ridden college years, to his Kerouacian wandering as a young adult. The book became a best-seller and was acclaimed for its wit, dark humor and irreverent tackling of tragic events, including the death of Sedaris’ mother. Prior to publication, several of the essays were read by the author on the Public Radio International program This American Life.
Naked won the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Non-Fiction from Publishing Triangle in 1998.
Naked (Talking Heads album)
Naked is the eighth and final studio album by the American rock band Talking Heads, released in early 1988. The band dissolved shortly after the album's release, but didn't announce their breakup until 1991.
A rare JVC pressing of the Sire CD was one of a limited number of CDs from Warner Bros. Records to be encoded with CD+Graphics, a videotext-type signal with song lyrics, instrumentation, chords and other information, viewable on a standard television from a compatible CD or Karaoke-CD player. The graphics were produced by Warner New Media and designed by M&Co. Such discs were identified by a sticker on the CD's shrinkwrap and as part of the CD label artwork.
In 2005, it was re-released and remastered by Warner Music Group on their Warner Bros., Sire and Rhino Records labels in DualDisc format, with one bonus track on the CD side ("Sax and Violins", from the Wim Wenders film Until the End of the World). The DVD-Audio side includes both stereo and 5.1 surround high resolution (96 kHz/24bit) mixes, as well as a Dolby Digital version and videos of "Blind" and "(Nothing But) Flowers". In Europe, it was released as a CD+DVDA two disc set rather than a single DualDisc. The reissue was produced by Andy Zax with Talking Heads.
Naked (Louise album)
Naked is the debut solo album by British recording artist Louise Nurding. Released in July 1996, it peaked at number seven in the UK and the single 'Naked' was later certified Platinum for sales of over 600,000 copies.
Naked (Joan Jett album)
Naked is the tenth studio album released only in Japan by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. The album was released only in Japan on April 27, 2004.
Naked (Goo Goo Dolls song)
"Naked" is a song by Goo Goo Dolls. The song was the fourth single released from their hit album A Boy Named Goo after they scored a breakthrough hit with the song " Name".
Naked (Art Ensemble of Chicago album)
Naked is a 1986 album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago released on the Japanese DIW label. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut and Don Moye.
Naked (Amber album)
Naked is Amber's third studio album released in 2002 on Tommy Boy Records. It features mostly pop songs but very few dance songs unlike her previous albums. The singles include "Yes!", "The Need to Be Naked" and "Anyway (Men Are from Mars)". The album also includes a "The Need to Be Naked" remix by Thunderpuss but it's not on all copies. The lyrics to the first song "Yes!" are based on Molly Bloom's soliloquy.
Naked (Louise song)
"Naked" is the third song released by UK singer Louise in 1996 from her debut album of the same name as a solo artist. It charted at number 5 in the UK. The video was directed by Gregg Masuak.
Naked (Dev and Enrique Iglesias song)
"Naked" is a song recorded by American recording artist Dev and Spanish recording artist Enrique Iglesias. The song was released as the third single from Dev's debut album The Night the Sun Came Up (2011) on December 20, 2011.
"Naked" is the twelfth episode of the fourth season of the American musical television series Glee, and the seventy-eighth episode overall. Written and directed by co-creators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, respectively, it aired on Fox in the United States on January 31, 2013.
NAKED is an experimental group, formed in 2013, consisting of Agnes Gryczkowska and Alexander Johnston. Originally formed in Edinburgh, Scotland, they are currently based in London, United Kingdom.
Naked (2013 film)
Naked is a short musical film directed by Sean Robinson and written by VP Boyle. It is based on the song "Without a Stitch On" by Mike Pettry, and was first shown at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2013. It stars Katie Zaffrann.
Naked (Kevin McCall song)
"Naked" is a song by American recording artist and record producer Kevin McCall. The song, released as a single on May 4, 2012, features vocals from American rapper Big Sean. The song peaked 77 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
Naked (Soulhead album)
Naked is the third album by female duo Soulhead and was their last studio album with Sony Music Entertainment Japan, whereas they moved to Avex afterwards. Their final album under SMEJ was a compilation album, Best of Soulhead. The album reached #5 on the Oricon Weekly charts, but dropped to #19 for the monthly ranking. It was also their first album to be released in both CD and CD+DVD format.
A limited edition " analog version" was released three weeks later on March 24, 2006.
Naked (Jason Derulo song)
"Naked" is a song by American singer and songwriter Jason Derulo for his upcoming fifth studio album expected to be released in 2016. The single was released on February 11, 2016. Derulo co-wrote the song with Jordan Hollywood, Andrew Neely, and Smash David; the latter is also the producer.
Naked (Zheng Jun album)
Naked (赤裸裸 Chìluǒluǒ) is the 1994 debut album of Chinese rock musician Zheng Jun.
The album's hit single was "Huidao Lasa" (回到拉萨 Return to Lhasa), though not all reviewers were equally enthusiastic about the Han musician's treatment of "Tibetan" sounds. Nancy Chen called the song "a saccharine ode to the beauties of an exoticized Tibet". The title "Naked", according to Zheng", is a complaint against China's commercialism as it "articulates his antagonism to the materialism, commercialization, and fakery that he believes...has taken over China in recent years". After the success of Naked, Zheng Jun departed from Red Star to PolyGram, causing a legal complaint by Red Star who believed he was obliged to produce two more albums, but the Chinese court found in favour of PolyGram who produced the next album.
Naked (Kissing the Pink album)
"Naked" is the first studio album by the English new wave band Kissing the Pink. The album reached No. 54 on the UK Albums Chart in April of 1983, and produced their Top 20 hit "Last Film". The song was their best performing single in the UK, and the only one to break the top 75.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Naked \Na"ked\ (n[=a]"k[e^]d), a. [AS. nacod; akin to D. naakt, G. nackt, OHG. nacchot, nahhot, Icel. n["o]kvi[eth]r, nakinn, Sw. naken, Dan. n["o]gen, Goth. naqa[thorn]s, Lith. n[*u]gas, Russ. nagii, L. nudus, Skr. nagna. [root]266. Cf. Nude.]
Having no clothes on; uncovered; nude; bare; as, a naked body; a naked limb; a naked sword.
Having no means of defense or protection; open; unarmed; defenseless; as, naked to invasion.
Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.
--King Henry VIII., Act iii. sc. 2 (Shakespeare)
Thy power is full naked.
Behold my bosom naked to your swords.
Unprovided with needful or desirable accessories, means of sustenance, etc.; destitute; unaided; bare.
Patriots who had exposed themselves for the public, and whom they saw now left naked.
Without addition, exaggeration, or excuses; not concealed or disguised; open to view; manifest; plain.
The truth appears so naked on my side, That any purblind eye may find it out.
All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
--Heb. iv. 13.
Mere; simple; plain; as, the naked truth.
The very naked name of love.
(Bot.) Without pubescence; as, a naked leaf or stem; bare, or not covered by the customary parts, as a flower without a perianth, a stem without leaves, seeds without a pericarp, buds without bud scales.
(Mus.) Not having the full complement of tones; -- said of a chord of only two tones, which requires a third tone to be sounded with them to make the combination pleasing to the ear; as, a naked fourth or fifth.
Naked bed, a bed the occupant of which is naked, no night linen being worn in ancient times.
Naked eye, the eye alone, unaided by eyeglasses, or by telescope, microscope, or other magnifying device.
Naked-eyed medusa. (Zo["o]l.) See Hydromedusa.
Naked flooring (Carp.), the timberwork which supports a floor.
Naked mollusk (Zo["o]l.), a nudibranch.
Naked wood (Bot.), a large rhamnaceous tree ( Colibrina reclinata) of Southern Florida and the West Indies, having a hard and heavy heartwood, which takes a fine polish.
--C. S. Sargent.
Syn: Nude; bare; denuded; uncovered; unclothed; exposed; unarmed; plain; defenseless.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English nacod "nude, bare; empty," also "not fully clothed," from Proto-Germanic *nakwathaz (cognates: Old Frisian nakad, Middle Dutch naket, Dutch naakt, Old High German nackot, German nackt, Old Norse nökkviðr, Old Swedish nakuþer, Gothic naqaþs "naked"), from PIE root *nogw- "naked" (cognates: Sanskrit nagna, Hittite nekumant-, Old Persian *nagna-, Greek gymnos, Latin nudus, Lithuanian nuogas, Old Church Slavonic nagu-, Russian nagoi, Old Irish nocht, Welsh noeth "bare, naked"). Related: Nakedly; nakedness. Applied to qualities, actions, etc., from late 14c. (first in "The Cloud of Unknowing"); phrase naked truth is from 1585, in Alexander Montgomerie's "The Cherry and the Slae":\n\nWhich thou must (though it grieve thee) grant\n
I trumped never a man.\n
But truely told the naked trueth,\n
To men that meld with mee,\n
For neither rigour, nor for rueth,\n
But onely loath to lie.\n
[Montgomerie, 1585]\nPhrase naked as a jaybird (1943) was earlier naked as a robin (1879, in a Shropshire context); the earliest known comparative based on it was naked as a needle (late 14c.). Naked eye is from 1660s, unnecessary in the world before telescopes and microscopes.
1 Not wearing any clothes. 2 Glib, without decoration, put bluntly. 3 unprotected; (context by extension English) without a condom. 4 uncomfortable; as if missing something important. 5 Without any additives. Said of food and other consumer products. Etymology 2
(en-past of: nake)
having no protecting or concealing cover; "naked to mine enemies"- Shakespeare [syn: defenseless]
(of the eye or ear e.g.) without the aid of an optical or acoustical device or instrument; "visible to the naked eye"; "clearly audible to the unaided ear" [syn: unaided]
devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; "naked ambition"; "raw fury"; "you may kill someone someday with your raw power" [syn: raw]
Usage examples of "naked".
He followed immediately after, covering her with his naked body, then immediately adjusted himself, side to side and up and down so that his chest hairs abraded her nipples and his erection rested between her legs.
Gagged, tied and hanging naked by her ankles, Lynda Gough was abused sexually by both Frederick and Rosemary West.
Now, as he stood before her, naked torso gleaming in the candlelight, muscles rippling, eyes afire with their ebony fury, she was bleakly sorry.
Red Indian chief in full war- paint, the lined lips compressed to a thread, eyes wrinkled, nostrils aflare, and the whole face lit by so naked a passion of hate that I started.
Standing naked before the horned altar, Aganippe struggled to stay awake, murmuring prayers she had recited since girlhood, while they painted her body with yellow ochre-- the earth color.
With a gasping shriek the king ape collapsed, clutching futilely for the agile, naked creature nimbly sidestepping from his grasp.
His back felt so naked, so white in the gloom that he kept expecting to glance around and see the kid aiming with a smile at the cleft between his shoulder blades.
Returning to the wizards tower, Alec found that Seregil had been washed and laid naked on the larger table in the side room.
I would be every bit as effective in my ragged old coat, or stark naked for that matter, but he does insist-was Thero came in just then and Nysander gave Alec a wink that put him very much in mind of Micum Cavish.
Sometimes the wolves would slink into the Lesser Town and attack the almsfolk foraging for scraps in the middens, and sometimes an almsman would be discovered dead in the snow, half naked and frozen stiff, still clutching his staff, looking like a statue toppled from its pedestal.
So much belief, so much authority seemed to have been invested by the builders in these primitive, faceless idols, guardians of the blithe, naked Ama girls, that Bond had a ridiculous urge to kneel and ask for their blessing as the Crusaders had once done before their God.
In the clearing around the Twins many of the Amar were already asleep, rolled tight into their sleeping leathers, their heads covered, their toes naked to the darkening night.
As soon as she had done so, Maude strapped her wrists to the front legs of the apparatus, whilst Alice made her slim ankles fast to the other legs, thus spread-eagling her startlingly jutting, white, twitching bottom out and up in the most lascivious way, so that the secret ambery crease between the naked hillocks was lewdly distended and every portion of her private anatomy exposed not only to the gaze of her executioner but also to the searching tips of the slender withes of the fresh new rod which Maude now handed her chum with sparkling eyes.
And in those same dreams she would dance naked before Amir Bedawi, moving ever closer and closer to him, drawn like a moth beating its wings too close to the flame.
Then it shook the shell hard until the ammonite, still alive, tumbled out into the water, naked for the first time in its life.