The UK's Channel 4 will release on December 10th director Simon Pummell's apparently stunningly beautiful film “Bodysong”. The web site itself is definitetly worth a visit.
The film is a panoramic view of the experience of being human, from birth to death. The film is completely free of dialogue and is compiled from sourced images spanning the past 100 years. RES Fest London and LA have had pre-release screenings of the film and the word on the street is that it is outstandingly beautiful and moving.
Pummell has said the following about his motivations regarding this movie:
For me, writing this film was about trying to really use the basic magic of the most powerful medium of the last 100 years. Trying to take the ‘magic of the movies’ seriously, asking what is it? What is it good for?
The second was the birth of my son – which was the same utterly unique, personal, astounding, emotional experience it is for so many millions of people. And that made me think very hard about this paradox of experience as unique and yet the ebb and flow of life which one shares with millions of others.
For me the power of this film derives from the force of numbers; each face, each person, each body, each glimpse of anatomy, is both abstracted and dignified by being part of a huge flow, a torrent of humanity larger than any of us can conceive
Greenwood wrote all 13 tracks that make up the atmospheric and rather strange soundtrack, and he also produced it with Graeme Stewart. He played nearly all of the music but was joined on three tracks by a string quartet and, on two tracks, by trumpet, saxophone, drums and bass.
This is one of the more interesting tracks from the soundtrack: "Nvdnik Headache": Download file