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  Thunder Chunky Bodysong Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Bodysong is influenced by two points in the director’s life: an epiphany based on the essential nature of moving images in life – both on and off-screen; and the birth of his son.
The opening scenes of Bodysong are all about conception – from implied (and witnessed microscopically) sexual intercourse, to fertilisation, and then we move on through until birth, and it is at this point where we can see Pummel’s ideas and cinematic ideals coming to the fore.
In short then, it could be said that Bodysong does achieve what the director hoped: it stirs emotion and brings the important things in life into sharp focus – birth, life, death, religion… these things are all there.
www.thunderchunky.co.uk /bodysong.html   (903 words)

Bodysong is an attempt to depict, celebrate, examine and denigrate nothing less than the 'experience of being human' in one enormous montage of collected documentary and other 'real-life' footage.
The births become almost violent in their realism, but at the same time, the detailed depiction of the physical logistics and variety of sensations, emotions and unexpected bodily fluids involved in the process paints it as a traumatically beautiful and moving experience.
Bodysong does not entirely succeed as a film, purely because its aims seem so vast and so obvious: to reveal to the viewer a set of universal truths about human nature.
www.culturewars.org.uk /2003-03/bodysong.htm   (839 words)

 Bodysong (18)
Bodysong, as the title suggests, is a celebration of life - the journey from conception to death.
The first ten minutes of Bodysong are more reminiscent of a 1970's sex education video and it's just as frightening as any biology lesson.
Bodysong is what happens when too many clever people get together and think out loud.
www.xfm.co.uk /Article.asp?id=15380   (368 words)

 Film247.net - Bodysong , film review, movie reviews,
Pummell queried whether it is "possible to make films that have a mythic scale and yet show ordinary people living recognisable human lives".
Bodysong requires deep concentration, as you're not involved in a storyline building up or characters developing, but a mass fusion of images.
But it is an interesting piece that deserves to be commended for its ambition, hard work and standing out from the flock of movies released today.
www.film247.net /film/bodysong.php   (217 words)

 DVD Talk Review: Bodysong
In short, Bodysong was quite an experience: it was an assault on the senses from beginning to end, which will certainly limit its audience.
Although Bodysong was released in Europe in 2003 (and captured a BAFTA award for Best Documentary), it finally made its U.S. debut in the most unlikely of places: my hometown of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Bodysong was shown at 10:00pm on March 30th, 2004 at the Select Medical IMAX Theater, part of Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts (seen above).
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/read.php?ID=10952   (770 words)

 Body Song - We have 5 copies of the soundtrack album to give away   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
BODYSONG is the story of all our lives.
BODYSONG captures sexual display, attraction and finally sex itself in all its variety, all around the world, over a hundred years of filming.
Using some shocking and disturbing material, BODYSONG transports us through images of aggression, multiplying and growing in extremity and scale, moving from individual hostility to acts of mass destruction.
www.contactmusic.com /new/home.nsf/webpages/bodysongx05x12x03   (496 words)

 Film Clips: 'Remember Me, My Love', 'Bodysong'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Director Simon Pummell's "Bodysong" is a collection of 100 years of archival film snippets depicting a broad range of aspects of the human condition.
The documentary content on the "Bodysong" Web site, in fact, is more interesting, providing context to some images that have been used repeatedly on TV documentaries, including the summary execution of a Vietcong officer during the Vietnam War and scenes of the Holocaust.
Although "Bodysong" is unrated, some of the sex footage is extremely graphic, depicting gay, straight and deviant sex acts.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04338/420860.stm   (576 words)

 Cork Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The body is life, and Bodysong is the story of that life.
Created simultaneously as a website, an exhibition and a film, Bodysong begins with conception and traces every aspect of life through birth, development, procreation and death, then cycles back to examine religion, violence, art and a hope for the future.
All the while telling the story using images taken from sources such as medical photographers, war correspondents, amateur filmmakers, anthropologists and from the last hundred years of cinema and all cut to a powerful music track by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead.
www.corkfilmfest.org /programme/az/body.html   (129 words)

 BODYSONG @moviebus
Bodysong is the epic story of love, sex, violence, death and dreams.
From newsreel to home movies, from births to deaths, footage taken from across the last 100 years of cinema cut to an ambitious score by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead.
Bodysong is both a theatrical film and a website.
www.moviebus.com /roll_bodysong.shtml   (85 words)

This was the first year that a documentary award had been given, so the bodysong team were especially pleased to be the first winners.
bodysong was also recently shown at the American Film Festival in Los Angeles, where a young and enthusiastic audience gave it a great welcome.
The film is scheduled for UK cinema release in London and other major cities from 5th December 2003.
www.focalint.org /bodysong_dec03.htm   (228 words)

 Bodysong (2002)
Bodysong is in the category of those thoughtful narration/dialog-less artistic features such as Koyaanisqatsi, Chronos and Baraka.
But their 24 short films in that one were intended to match up with the already-recorded soundtracks, and with Bodysong Greenwood was working in reverse fashion from that.
Bodysong has been shown successfully at many international film festivals and won awards at the British Independent Film Festival and elsewhere.
www.audaud.com /article.php?ArticleID=431   (670 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Bodysong: Original Soundtrack [VINYL]: Music: Jonny Greenwood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Film director Simon Pummell's movie Bodysong collages footage taken from a century of cinema and home movies to present the story of a life from birth to death; a life that is unique but is never extricated from communal human experience or a collective shared memory.
While the works of Talk Talk ("Laughing Stock"), Godspeed You Black Emperor and the spirit of Pink Floyd's celestial psychedelia are subconscious touchstones, Bodysong couldn't be anything other than an archly experimental record made by a member of Radiohead, the world's most pre-eminent member of the boffin-rock awkward-squad.
From "Splitter" (manic metropolitan jazz with shrieking trumpets and skidding double-bass lines) to "Peartree" (gloomy church organ) and "Clockwork Tin Soldiers" (icy xylophones, contorted synths, cuckoo clocks and Kraftwerk), this is music that will doubtlessly be enhanced when experienced in tandem with the film's images and yet deserves to be appreciated in moody isolation.
www.amazon.co.uk /Bodysong-Original-Soundtrack-Jonny-Greenwood/dp/B0000DKQU4   (250 words)

 Amazon.ca: Bodysong: DVD: Simon Pummell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Not exactly a documentary, and certainly not a scientific undertaking, this wordless collage of moving pictures and music tells the story of human life from the womb to the tomb, but that barely begins to characterize a work that effectively defies description.
Bodysong, which Pummell also developed as a website and a gallery installation, is clearly not intended to make anyone feel comfortable.
Simon Pummell's unique documentary Bodysong uses a collage of images to present a portrait of life from the moment the sperm pierces the egg until death.
www.amazon.ca /Bodysong-Simon-Pummell/dp/B0009CTUXW   (418 words)

 Jonny Greenwood: Bodysong - PopMatters Music Review
Admittedly, Jonny Greenwood's instrumental soundtrack to the film Bodysong is a beast of a slightly different breed.
Bodysong boasts an abundance of forward-looking ideas and possibilities, a conversation between melody and cacophony that can provoke with finesse.
Not only a worthy side project from one of the most popular groups in the world today, but a valuable addition to the petite canon of successful rock soundtracks that lives and breathes on its merits alone.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/g/greenwoodjonny-bodysong.shtml   (553 words)

 Bodysong DVD will be released this Tuesday! - ateaseweb.com | radiohead message board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
I have a feeling PT Anderson only knows of Bodysong and bothered seeing it cause he comes to the At Ease news page every once in awhile to find out what's going on with his favorite band.
My son, man is a piece of wood that can be used for anything, from the moment he is born to the moment he dies, he's always ready to obey, whether in peace or in war, man generally speaking is the best thing that ever happened to the gods.
www.ateaseweb.com /mb/index.php?showtopic=53188   (587 words)

 Bodysong movie,trailer,review,pics,pictures,poster,news,DVD at The Z Review
This site has no intention to infringe on the rights of the film owners of Bodysong and intellectual copyright holders of the movies mentioned herein and hold copyright over the movie, characters, merchandise and storyline.
Bodysong’s all-encompassing website uses cutting edge design to allow each viewer to explore the film’s emotive story in a unique way.
Using an innovative 3D interface, the Bodysong website is a unique experience which allows the viewer to explore every one of the challenging, thought-provoking images from the film and discover the story behind each shot.
www.thezreview.co.uk /comingsoon/b/bodysong.htm   (669 words)

 green plastic radiohead: Bodysong Release Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
'Bodysong', the film directed by Simon Pummell, is a fascinating collage of the experience of being human, from birth to death.
The film is dialogue free and is compiled from sourced images spanning the past 100 years.
Bodysong the film is scheduled for release in December.
www.greenplastic.com /news/archives/2003/10/bodysong_releas.php   (265 words)

 Blogcritics.org: Review: Bodysong
Bodysong is not a film to be passively watched, but is instead a piece of art that tries to actively engage.
Bodysong tells the story of a human being's life by breaking it down into six basic elements: birth, growth, sex, violence, death, and dreams.
The work was pitched as a website as well as a film, and so the Bodysong Site offers the stories behind every shot used in the feature, a mammoth task in itself, given the obscure nature of some of the findings.
blogcritics.org /archives/2005/08/24/200019.php   (2093 words)

 The Yale Herald - March 4, 2004 - jonny greenwood - bodysong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In composing such an unconventional amalgamation of songs, however, Greenwood cedes many of the enjoyable perks of rock music, most notably the energy and driving force of songs that maintain a semblance of structure or achieve discernable climax.
Usually Bodysong does not need such catchiness to propel it forward, but occassionally it falls into a certain unfortunate lethargy.
While accessibility may not be necessary or even desirable in such experimental music, in the case of Bodysong the music does not quite transcend this limitation of its genre.
www.yaleherald.com /article.php?Article=3088   (427 words)

 BBC - Films - Bodysong
Simultaneously developed by its writer-director Simon Pummell as a film, a website, and a gallery installation, Bodysong is not a work lacking in ambition.
It sets itself the task of providing an overview of the human condition with Pummell and his researchers trawling through film, video, and television archives, as well as drawing on home movies.
Yet at Bodysong's heart lies an interesting paradox: highlighting rituals, celebrations, and initiations that occur in societies all around the world, it suggests how our most personal experiences actually affirm our common humanity.
www.bbc.co.uk /films/2003/11/21/bodysong_2003_review.shtml   (323 words)

 Bodysong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bodysong is a documentary about human life directed by Simon Pummell, composed by Jonny Greenwood, and produced by Janine Marmot.
The soundtrack to Bodysong is also the first solo LP of Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead fame).
This page was last modified 14:07, 30 August 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bodysong   (68 words)

 Amazon.co.uk Welcome: Amazon.co.uk / Bodysong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Bodysong: Original Soundtrack by Johnny Greenwood, Jeremy Brown, Julian Argulles, and Gerald Presencer (Audio CD - 2003)
Bodysong by Performer(s):Colin Greenwood, Jeremy Brown, Gene Calderazzo, and Julian Argulles (Audio CD - 2003)
Bodysong: Original Soundtrack [VINYL] by Jonny Greenwood (Vinyl - 2003)
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/external-search?tag=i4ufututechne-21&keyword=Bodysong&mode=blended   (126 words)

 Bodysong; The Movie - Movie Review - Stylus Magazine
Bodysong is then only sporadically interesting – with “Clockwork Tin Soldiers” sounding like exactly that, and musical ideas recurring throughout.
On the contrary, Pumell avoids the use of dialogue until the final minutes, concluding that conversation is the way the human race can better itself ready for reassessment in another 100 years.
For Bodysong is hugely ambitious, completely admirable and (dare I say it?) important viewing.
www.stylusmagazine.com /feature.php?ID=895   (836 words)

 Bodysong review - movie review of the Simon Pummell film starring Jonny Greenwood
Bodysong review - movie review of the Simon Pummell film starring Jonny Greenwood
A furious kaleidoscope of the human experience during the last century, Bodysong celebrates the glories and cruelties of human beings.
Covering the gamut from birth to death and all that happens in between, from learning to walk to learning to speak and then to protest, and onto both hetero and homosexual sex, without forgetting war and revolution, there are hardly any stones left unturned in the images used to convey human life.
www.plume-noire.com /movies/reviews/bodysong.html   (514 words)

 Bodysong - movie review
Advertised as an epic story of love, sex, violence, death and dreams, BODYSONG is an unusual piece of film drama.
I use the word ‘drama’ because most of the images are dramatic and the overall feel is one of carefully illustrated dramas from people’s lives (although there are lighter moments).
It is one thing to show a few images, after all it is a part of who we are and how we came into the world but it is quite another to show a seemingly endless sequence of extreme close-ups of countless babies coming out of countless women.
www.phase9.tv /moviereviews/bodysong.shtml   (555 words)

 Netribution > News > Industry Buzz > Bodysong Hoover Street Film Council Premiere Fund
Also funded is Bodysong, written and directed by Simon Pummell and produced by Janine Marmot of Hot Property Films.
It is an integrated cross-media project that combines a feature film for theatrical release, a website and a gallery show.
BODYSONG is set to become a milestone in the creation of a genuinely new digital cinema."
www.netribution.co.uk /news/industry_buzz/92/2.html   (489 words)

 7+1=?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
synopsys bodysong is the story of each of us living in our body.
The story is told entirely through archive footage, selected from the huge reservoir of moving images stored in the archives and labs of the world.
And bodysong shapes this material into a powerful modern myth.
users.skynet.be /comflict/p.com/bodysong.html   (98 words)

 dirty monkey bugspray fun: jonny greenwood: music from the film 'bodysong'.
Looking over the liner notes to Bodysong brings back that familiar feeling, although the watercolours and handdrawn body parts look more like Fantastic Planet instead.
He has had a long interest in music such as free jazz and early electronic music, even to the point where he collects long obsolete instruments.
During some recent downtime with Radiohead, Greenwood spent six months working on the score to Bodysong, allowing his wilder tendencies to stretch out.
www.sauna.org /monkey/archives/004443.html   (632 words)

 Bodysong Review (2003)
Bodysong, written and directed by Simon Pummell, would be a good place to start.
Consisting of footage ranging from home movies to newsreels, the images are edited together to form a commentary on life starting from the first recorded films in the late nineteenth century.
Pummell created two short films for the feature film that accompanied Freddie Mercury’s final album — Queen's 'Made in Heaven', however it wasn't until Bodysong that he directed his first major feature film.
www.thespinningimage.co.uk /cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=648   (671 words)

 Paste Magazine :: Review :: Jonny Greenwood - Bodysong :: Capitol (Page 1)
Jonny Greenwood's Bodysong is the first full-length extracurricular project released by a member of Radiohead.
But anyone who's seen Greenwood put his guitar down at a show and hunch over his effect pedals while simultaneously manipulating a transistor radio and a wall of Moog modules could have told you that.
Regardless, there are plenty of markers to help recognize Bodysong as a Radiohead-related project.
www.pastemagazine.com /action/article?article_id=626   (519 words)

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