2009-12-27

koyaanisqatsi

8.5: rel/pol/movie"koyaanisqatsi:
. this was a sort of documentary showing the forces of nature and man
ravaging the planet .
-- a cult film [someone] was proud to introduce me to .
. it ends with the hiameric predictions and warning:
if we dig precious things from the land,
we will invite disaster .
. near the day of purification,
there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky .
. a container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky,
which could burn the land and boil the oceans .
. it also gave the definition of the movie's title:
'crazy life, life in turmoil,
life out of balance, life disintegrating,
a state of life that calls for another way of living .

The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse photography
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.