Rent Minute Bodies (2016)

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0h 53min
Rent Minute Bodies (aka Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
This meditative, immersive film from Stuart A. Staples and David Reeve is a tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith. Smith worked in the early years of the 20th century, developing various cinematographic and micro-photographic techniques to capture nature's secrets in action. 'Minute Bodie's is an interpretative edit that combines Smith's original footage with a new contemporary score to create a hypnotic, alien yet familiar dreamscape that connects us to the sense of wonder Smith must have felt as he peered through his own lens and saw these micro-worlds for the first time.
Features a new score by tindersticks with Thomas Belhom and Christine Ott.
Actors:
F. Percy Smith,
Directors:
Stuart A. Staples, David Reeve,
Producers:
Stuart A. Staples
Writers:
Stuart A. Staples, Mary Field
Aka:
Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
British Films, Documentary, Music & Musicals, Special Interest
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/06/2017
Run Time:
53 minutes
Languages:
Silent
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • A selection of films encapsulating the genius and art of F Percy Smith:
  • The Birth of a Flower (F Percy Smith, 1910, 8 mins)
  • The Strength and Agility of Insects (F Percy Smith, 1911, 6 mins)
  • The Wonders of Harmonic Designing (1913, 3 mins)
  • Plants of the Underworld (1930, 11 mins)
  • Nature's Double Lifers - Ferns and Fronds (Mary Field, 1932, 10 mins)
  • He Would a Wooing Go (Mary Field, 1936, 8 mins)
  • Lupins (Mary Field, 1936, 10 mins)
  • The Life Cycle of the Newt (Mary Field, 1942, 10 mins)
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/06/2017
Run Time:
53 minutes
Languages:
Silent
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • A selection of films encapsulating the genius and art of F Percy Smith:
  • The Birth of a Flower (F Percy Smith, 1910, 8 mins)
  • The Strength and Agility of Insects (F Percy Smith, 1911, 6 mins)
  • The Wonders of Harmonic Designing (1913, 3 mins)
  • Plants of the Underworld (1930, 11 mins)
  • Nature's Double Lifers - Ferns and Fronds (Mary Field, 1932, 10 mins)
  • He Would a Wooing Go (Mary Field, 1936, 8 mins)
  • Lupins (Mary Field, 1936, 10 mins)
  • The Life Cycle of the Newt (Mary Field, 1942, 10 mins)

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Reviews (1) of Minute Bodies

Great - Minute Bodies review by KM

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01/09/2017

Amazing Film.. the extras make it. Wish there was more like it...................................................................................................................

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