While watching Koyaanisqatsi I couldn't help but wonder how to write critically about a film like this and as time passed I become more and more angry that I waited this long to experience this piece of art. Koyaanisqatsi is simply that, a work of art - a visually arresting experience that captures our world in ways which one could simply not imagine. It's a film that finds beauty in the details that some of us simply glance over, in creating a rather powerful message. Directed by Godfrey Reggio and shot by Ron Fricke, Koyaanisqatsi is the great grandfather of other visual feasts Baraka and Samsara. This is really a film that I would describe as a documentary, it's rather a visual concert of images that shows the chaos and tranquility that exists throughout nature and how nature is affected by man. While there is no denying that Koyaanisqatis is a film with a "pro-environmental" agenda, I was transfixated on its ability to show how mankind is simply another aspect of nature, even at times capturing how similar we are to everything else. By juxtaposing images of nature and man, Koyaanisqatsi captures the balance of life which exists between nature and man, while coming to the conclusion that mankind has thrown off this balance. What really stood out to me about Koyaanisqatsi was Philip Glass' score. While at times haunting, Glass' score really sets the mood for Koyaanisqatsi, being an very intricate part in delivering the hypnotic experience which Koyaanisqatsi provides. Instead of just blabbering on and on about the visuals and message of Koyaanisqatsi, I'll simply share a few more images from this beautiful film.
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