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The Human Body

bigImage Large format cinema has explored all the mysterious locations of our human world: except one. Films have journeyed into space, deep under the oceans, to the highest peaks and travelled at the speed of a racing car. But the most interesting voyage that could be charted - and the one which science can tell us so much about - has just been made, the voyage into the human body itself.

Three years in the making, this film reveals THE HUMAN BODY in a way never seen before – telling the incredible story of a single day in the lifetime of the you and me. From morning to night we live through many miracles - from the moment we first open our eyes - burning cells from the surface of our retinas and giving us, each morning, a fresh set of sensors with which to view the day - to the last rumblings of our evening meal late at night as it is turned into the raw materials with which we will face tomorrow. In astonishing detail, we explore the daily biological processes that go on without our control and often without our even noticing.

Finding a way to capture the magic and wonder of human biology for a screen seven stories tall required a cinematic inventiveness that was anything but routine. Co-produced by Discovery Pictures and the BBC, THE HUMAN BODY incorporates groundbreaking computer graphics with stunning real-life images to create a day in the life of a human body.

See below to link to read BMZ Interview with HUMAN BODY Director Peter Georgi.

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Film Info

Video Clips

Clips & Trailers:

Human Body: Baby [Real 300 K]

Human Body: Bike Ride [Real 300 K]

Human Body: Developing Baby [Real 300 K]

Human Body: Featurette [Real 300 K]

Human Body: Inside Heart [Real 300 K]

Human Body: Trailer [Real 300 K]

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A presentation of The Learning Channel and BBC Worldwide of a Discovery Pictures/BBC co-production THE HUMAN BODY in association with the Science Museum, London and the Maryland Science Center with major funding provided by the National Science Foundation and distributed by nWave Pictures Distribution. Producer/Director: Peter Georgi. Producer/Writer: Richard Dale. Executive Producer: Jana Bennett. Cinematographer: Reed Smoot. Specialist Cinematographer: David Barlow. Production Designer and Special Effects Director: Tim Goodchild. Composer and Conductor: Anne Dudley. Film editor: Peter Parnham. Narrator: Robert Winston. Post Production Supervisor: Andrew Oran. Digital Effects provided by NWave / Movida Trix. CGI Producer: Ben Stassen. Digital Effects Supervisor, Jos Claesen. Sound Mix at Masters Studios, Toronto


BMZ Reviews:

The Human Body By Herb Lash

Getting under our skin By Ross Anthony

Outside Reviews:

"The Human Body" By Bruce Feld, Film Journal International

"The Human Body" By Catharine Tunnacliffe, eyeWeekly

"The Human Body" By Jake Wilson, Urban Cinefile

"Every body is truly "awesome" " By George O. Singleton, Reel Movie

"The Human Body" By Melissa Maerz, City Pages

Related Articles

Best of 2001 By BMZ Staff (January 2002)

HUMAN BODY Director Peter Georgi By BMZ Staff (August 2001)

Teacher's Guide

[PDF] The Human Body

BMZ User Reviews

Latest Review:

Rating: Excellent
Posted by: Stealthrabbit127
Okay. Someone posted a queiry about a song in this movie. It's called "Green Onions", and it's by Booker T. and the MGs. Have fun! Oh... and the movie? Royally excellent. ... Read More >>

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