BFI – Body Song

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An epic vision of love, sex, violence and death, Bodysong is the story of an archetypal human life told through archive footage from across the world and spanning 100 years of cinema. With an ambitious score by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, director Simon Pummell has created an almost mythic work that is a celebration, and also an indictment, of humanity.

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BODYSONG
A film by Simon Pummell
Original score by Jonny Greenwood

An epic vision of love, sex, violence and death, Bodysong is the story of an archetypal human life told through archive footage from across the world and spanning 100 years of cinema. With an ambitious score by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, director Simon Pummell has created an almost mythic work that is a celebration, and also an indictment, of humanity.

Special features

  • Two early shorts by Simon Pummell, Blinded by Light (2000, 7 mins) and How Long is a Minute? (2001, 1 min)
  • A filmed interview with director Simon Pummell
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Commentary on the score by Jonny Greenwood and Simon Pummell
  • The full award-wining Bodysong website with the stories of the people portrayed in each of the extraordinary images (DVD-ROM, PC and Mac compatible)
  • Original essays by William Gibson, Geoff Andrew, Gareth Evans and Matt Hanson
  • PCM stereo audio (48k/16-bit)

UK | 2003 | black & white, and colour | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 78 minutes |DVD9 | Original aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16×9 anamorphic) |Region 2 DVD

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Weight 0.6 g

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