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The Body (1971)

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A scientific documentary combining narration from anatomical experts and human biologists with interior and exterior camera shots examining the human body, along with a soundtrack using the human body as a medium.

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Arthur Armitage
Berryl Briggs
Johnny Claydon
Sadie Corre ...
(as Sadie Corré)
Danny Daniels
Roberta Dougall
Minnie Douglas
Louise Ferrier
Richard L. Gregory ...
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Lenny Harrington
Josephine Ho
Peter Ho
Kim Howells
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A scientific documentary combining narration from anatomical experts and human biologists with interior and exterior camera shots examining the human body, along with a soundtrack using the human body as a medium.

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The body is birth and love. The body is life and sex. The body is dreams and beauty. The body is joy and fear. The body is you and everybody you know.

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15 January 1971 (Japan)  »

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Alaston ihminen  »

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The love-making scene features Richard Neville and his then girlfriend Louise Ferrier. After filming it was discovered that the sound had failed, and so the crew asked the couple to redo the scene, sound only. Rather than making love, they sat on the bed, and read William Blake poems to each other. See more »

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Referenced in Peek Freak (1971) See more »

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Interesting
2 July 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

After years of listening to the odd soundtrack, I finally tracked the film down. It's a combination documentary/art film that is surprisingly interesting. The odd film score (composed by Roger Waters and Ron Geesin) makes much more sense, as it's set to the action of the film. Worth seeing if you like odd films, and you're able to track down a decent copy.


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