over 3 years
forced to watch this in high school, took years to be mature enough to enjoy the visuals.
over 5 years
Beautifully structured. Philip Glass is a don.
almost 6 years
The best of the qasti trilogy. If you don't like this one don't bother with the other two
almost 6 years
Not a conventional film. But some great cinematography which obviously took lot of effort.
over 6 years
Good if you like experimental film, boring as hell if you don't
almost 7 years
This is image after image of our world alongside a very moving soundtrack.
A truly pioneering film exploring sound and image!! masterpiece!!
Koyaanisqatsi (pronunciation: /koʊjɑːnɪsˈkɑːtsiː/) 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." In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means "unbalanced life". 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,...