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Philip Glass

Koyaanisqatsi, also known as Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance, is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke.

The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse footage of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and music. Reggio explains the lack of dialogue by stating "it's not for lack of love of the language that these films have no words. It's because, from my point of view, our language is in a state of vast humiliation. It no longer describes the world in which we live."[1] In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means "unbalanced life".[2] The film is the first in the Qatsi trilogy of films: it is followed by Powaqqatsi (1988) and Naqoyqatsi (2002). The trilogy depicts different aspects of the relationship between humans, nature, and technology. Koyaanisqatsi is the best known of the trilogy and is considered a cult film. However, because of copyright issues, the film was out of print for most of the 1990s.[3] [Wikipedia]

Click below when you've got 86 minutes to kill...

UPDATE: video removed at copyright holder's request.

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Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 10:58 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 11:12 AM

"86 minutes to kill" is the motto of every BV commenter

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 11:39 AM

^ More like 7.5 hours.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 1:32 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 1:44 PM

This movie is fucking incredible.

Just watch it. I hate pretentious film school wankery as much as anyone, and this blew me away.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 1:44 PM

One of the most innovative films of all time. It's kind of surreal to think that all that is happening in the movie is going back to the late 70s. That's about 35+ years!

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 2:14 PM

Never seen the film, but love the score.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 2:30 PM

Absolutely brilliant. Better than art.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 4:31 PM

I don't remember the whole thing, but what was so great about the film? It's a nice collage, but what more is it besides Mondo Kane for the no wave set?

Posted by captain controversy | December 14, 2012 2:34 AM

I'm glad to see Rumors is finally getting a vinyl reissue. I've been looking for a used copy forever but haven't been able to track one down.

Posted by Download Google Chrome 2013 | March 29, 2013 9:39 AM

I'd love to see this.

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