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Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith

Synopsis
This film, directed by Stuart A. Staples, is based on the work of naturalist, inventor and pioneering British filmmaker F. Percy Smith (1880-1945). It features Smith’s own footage, combined with a new musical score by Tindersticks, with Christine Ott and Thomas Belhom. The bfi’s release also includes additional special features comprising of eight short films from the Secrets of Nature series, made by both F. Percy Smith and his fellow filmmaker Mary Field.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2017
Subjects
Film studies; Science
Keywords
early cinema; micro-organisms; science films; nature

Credits

Director
Stuart A. Staples
Cinematographer
F. Percy Smith; Mary Field
Editor
David Reeve; Stuart A. Staples
Music
Tindersticks

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
53 + 64 minutes
Year
2017

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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