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The Body (1970)

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.

Director:

Roy Battersby

Writers:

William Blake (extracts), Adrian Mitchell (commentary) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Narrator (voice)
Frank Finlay ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Armitage Arthur Armitage
Johnny Claydon Johnny Claydon
Sadie Corre Sadie Corre ... (as Sadie Corré)
Danny Daniels
Roberta Dougall Roberta Dougall
Minnie Douglas Minnie Douglas
Louise Ferrier Louise Ferrier
Richard L. Gregory Richard L. Gregory ... (as Richard Gregory)
Lenny Harrington Lenny Harrington
Josephine Ho Josephine Ho
Peter Ho Peter Ho
Kim Howells Kim Howells
Peter Kerrigan Peter Kerrigan
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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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Taglines:

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.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Alaston ihminen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kestrel Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Peek Freak (1971) See more »

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Interesting
2 July 2003 | by hershiser2See 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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