Koyaanisqatsi * Godfrey Reggio * 1983

“Koyaanisqatsi” has recently been released as 2DVD with the second part of the trilogy “Powaqqatsi”. It has been a long time since I saw this ‘film’. As you probably know it is not really a film, but more like a compilation of images going together with music by Philip Glass. “Koyaanisqatsi” is Hopi for “life out of balance” and the film shows how crazy our society is. It begins with beautiful images of nature and explosions either slowed-down or speeded up. Lateron you get industrial images and to the end people and a city. Almost all images are slowed down or speeded up, giving this documentary a very nice atmosphere. Not that I can watch this for the full 1,5 hours, but this is the kind of film you can watch and read a book at the same time.

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