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Koyaanisqatsi

Author: Francis Ford CoppolaGodfrey ReggioRon FrickePhilip GlassMichael RiesmanAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, ©2002.
Series: MGM DVD.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi Indian word meaning variously: crazy life, life in turmoil, life disintegrating, life out of balance (the subtitle for this film), and a state of life that calls for another way of life. This film presents a concert of visual images that progresses from purely natural environments to nature as affected by people, and finally to our contemporary urban environment that is devoid of nature. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Experimental films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Ford Coppola; Godfrey Reggio; Ron Fricke; Philip Glass; Michael Riesman; Michael Hoenig; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Co.; Institute for Regional Education (Albuquerque, N.M.); MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN: 0792853334 9780792853336
OCLC Number: 50650652
Language Note: In English, with optional French or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
Special features: "Essence of life", interview with Reggio & Glass (c2002, 25 min.); theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Ron Fricke ; editors, Alton Walpole, Ron Fricke ; music, Philip Glass ; music conducted by Michael Riesman ; music director & additional music, Michael Hoenig.
Target Audience: Not rated by the MPAA.; Canadian home video rating: G.
Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC: region 1; widescreen format (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Series Title: MGM DVD.
Other Titles: Essence of life.
Koyaanisqatsi (Motion picture)
Life out of balance
Responsibility: Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Francis Ford Coppola presents ; an IRE presentation ; produced & directed by Godfrey Reggio.

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Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi Indian word meaning variously: crazy life, life in turmoil, life disintegrating, life out of balance (the subtitle for this film), and a state of life that calls for another way of life. This film presents a concert of visual images that progresses from purely natural environments to nature as affected by people, and finally to our contemporary urban environment that is devoid of nature. The film is visual with musical accompaniment and some singing. At the end of the movie, title cards describe a Hopi prophecy.

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