The Body (1970 film)

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The Body
Directed by Roy Battersby
Produced by Roy Battersby
Narrated by Frank Finlay
Vanessa Redgrave
Music by Ron Geesin
Roger Waters
Cinematography Tony Imi
Edited by Alan Cumner-Price
Kestrel Films
Distributed by Anglo-EMI (UK)
Release date
1970 (UK)
24 February 1971 (US)
Running time
93 minutes
Country  United Kingdom
Language English

The Body is a 1970 UK scientific documentary film directed and produced by Roy Battersby. In the film, external and internal cameras are used to showcase the human body.

The film's narrators, Frank Finlay and Vanessa Redgrave, provide commentary that combines the knowledge of human biologists and anatomical experts. The film's soundtrack, Music from the Body, was composed by Ron Geesin and Roger Waters, and includes songs that were made using the human body as a medium. Waters is also the narrator of one scene.


In August 1971 Nat Cohen, whose company distributed the film, said it had recouped its negative cost in the Far East alone.[1]

The movie was released on DVD on 7 October 2013.


  1. ^ NAT COHEN. "British film finance." Times [London, England] 20 Aug. 1971: 13. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 6 Apr. 2014.

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