The pure, breath-taking photography of Frank Percy Smith seems as fresh and bewildering today as when it was first screened. Cut loose from their format, musical forms and connections emerged, amplifying the beauty and adventure in the images.
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Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy SmithDirected byStuart Staples
Extraordinary for its time and standard for expressionistic cinema of any time. And that's the main advantage and also the major issue - being standard and not defined by fashion is attribute of every piece of experimental cinema for decades. Watching it today, it doesn't leave the mark as it probably should do if it was watched a century earlier.