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(PRE-ORDER) Minute Bodies: The intimate world of F. Percy Smith (PRE-ORDER) Minute Bodies: The intimate world of F. Percy Smith

This meditative, immersive film from Stuart A. Staples and David Reeve. Features new score by tindersticks with Thomas Belhom and Christine Ott.

This meditative, immersive film from Stuart A. Staples and David Reeve. Features new score by tindersticks with Thomas Belhom and Christine Ott.

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This title will be released on 12 June 2017

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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 Bodies 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 lenses and seen these micro-worlds for the first time.

Features new score by tindersticks with Thomas Belhom and Christine Ott.

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 Bodies 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 lenses and seen these micro-worlds for the first time.

Features new score by tindersticks with Thomas Belhom and Christine Ott.

Extras

Includes the following extra short films from the BFI National Film Archive:

The Birth of a Flower (F Percy Smith, 1910)

The Strength and Agility of Insects (F Percy Smith, 1911)

The Wonders of Harmonic Designing (1913)

Plants of the underworld/Down Under (1930)

Nature's Double Lifers (Mary Field, 1932)

He Would a Wooing Go (Mary Field, 1936)

Lupins (Mary Field, 1936)

The Life Cycle of the Newt (Mary Field, 1942)

All titles subject to change

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673012864
Catalogue Number BFIB1286
Subtitle Musical score by tindersticks with Thomas Belhom and Christine Ott
Product contents DVD, Blu-ray
Year 2016
Director Stuart A. Staples
Publisher(s) BFI
Format Blu-Ray
Countries UK
Aspect ratio 4:3
Colour B/W
Sound Silent film with score
Running time TBC
Certificate U

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