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Koyaanisqatsi (1983)

US 86m, Colour
Director: Godfrey Reggio

Part one of a trilogy of films, Koyaanisqatsi is a unique film without narration or dialogue which is set to the hypnotic musical score of Philip Glass. Primarily consisting of time-lapse and slow motion photography which juxtapose and often superimposes the natural and cultural environments, the film’s message is one of life out of balance – in a world where technology is everywhere and as commonplace as nature itself. Koyaanisqatsi remains a stunning cinemagraphic experience, despite the many uses of these kinds of images. While the film’s visual impact may not be as powerful as it was in 1983, the message remains as important as ever – and is sure to continue to evoke a wide range of experiences (Klaus Ming September 2012).

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This entry was posted on 09/24/2012 by in 1001 List, 1980s, All and tagged .
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