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Body, The

Roy Battersby and Tony Garnett got some cash from Bri to make this oddball bio-educational film based on a book by early Tomorrow’s World mainstay Tony Smith. A lapse into dreary Living and Growing-style tedium was avoided by breakthrough in-body cinematography, an unusually poetic, crypto-socialist (yes, SOCIALIST) commentary read by Frank Finlay and Vanessa Redgrave, and a bonkers acapella soundtrack from Roger Waters and Ron Geesin, with memorable ditties such as Piddle in Perspex and More than Seven Dwarves in Penis Land.

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  1. THX 1139

    March 17, 2019 at 10:19 am

    John Walters once played a track from this on his Radio 1 show which was music made by slapping parts of a naked body and farting. Alas, it may have been on the soundtrack album, but they obviously balked at putting it in the film. Doubly alas, it wasn’t a hit, or else we’d have footage of Pan’s People dancing to it on Top of the Pops.

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