Made in 1970, this remarkable study of the human body is neither scientific nor medical; it is, rather, a deeply intimate feature-length film exploring the physical experience of being human. Narrated by Vanessa Redgrave and Frank Finlay with a commentary by poet and playwright Adrian Mitchell, The Body traces the human life-cycle from conception to death. Photographic techniques never seen by cinema audiences at the time of release - including the use of internal cameras - allow an u...
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Roy Battersby directs this unconventional 1970s documentary that sets out to provide an insight into the physical journey the human body undergoes from birth to death. Narrated by Vanessa Redgrave and Frank Finlay and also featuring the contributions of playwright Adrian Mitchell, the documentary made use of innovative camera techniques and photography to explore the physical dimensions of human life. The soundtrack is provided by Roger Waters and Ron Geesin.