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Director: Simon Pummell
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 18min

"Extraordinary movie...a powerful and prodigious achievement, Jonny Greenwood's (Radiohead) soundtrack is a stirring, ambient backdrop" - Dave Stubbs, Uncut. Bodysong is the story of our lives told through moving images a...  more »


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Director: Simon Pummell
Creators: Simon Pummell, Daniel Goddard, Janine Marmot, Paul Trijbits, Robin Gutch
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Studio: Eclectic DVD Dist.
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/12/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 18min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Surprisingly coherent
Jin | Palo Alto, CA | 07/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a Radiohead fan, so I bought this disc for the audio (the DVD audio is longer than the released soundtrack) and was expecting cheesy boring random newsreel archive images, but actually, the film was very emotionally affecting and interesting. The footage is truly multicultural, which brought into glaring contrast how one-sided movies and TV shows really are.

The vast majority of the images were things I'd never seen before -- this is definitely not your average recognizable newsreel highlights montage (e.g. a man who seems to light paper on fire with his bare hands, a burning pyre with a small child's foot protruding). The images are organized roughly by life stage. The DVD classes the images into these categories:

dreams (sport, art, religion, political resistance)

There is no "dialogue" until the end of the film and when it comes, it is almost a shock. The CD soundtrack is a more coherent whole, but the DVD audio makes more sense in the context of the images.

I totoally expected to hate this movie, but I'm almost tempted to call it a perfect summary of humanity. It's not, but it comes pretty close. Well done."
Buy this for your TV and the CD for your car
Scott Perez | Bloomington, IN United States | 07/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Magnificent combination of visuals and audio. A must have! Enough said."