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I saw this film (directed by Godfrey Reggio) for the first time last night... It was marvelous. I am dying to see its companion films (Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi) now...<br><br><br><br>
Just out of curiosity, have any of you seen any (or all) of these? I would like to know your thoughts. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
For any of you that are interested, here is the official site with information on the films, the director, etc.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.koyaanisqatsi.org/films/koyaanisqatsi.php" target="_blank">http://www.koyaanisqatsi.org/films/koyaanisqatsi.php</a>
 

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I've seen Koyaanisqatsi -- it was intense and amazing. I couldn't tear my eyes from the screen. I'd love to see it in a theater on a wide screen.<br><br><br><br>
I haven't seen the others yet, though.
 

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i saw Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi on dvd. i fell asleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> (i have an attention problem)<br><br><br><br>
but the parts i was awake for were really cool. and the music was great. i like phillip glass very much.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by chiaraluna</i><br><br><b>I saw this film (directed by Godfrey Reggio) for the first time last night... It was marvelous.</b></div>
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Woah! Freak out!!! I watched Powaqqatsi last night! I didn't get into it like I did Naqoy and Koya.
 

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I am dying to see the others... Max -- What didn't you like about Powaqqatsi? I'm the most intrigued by Naqoy, myself, but I'm still interested. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I (surprisingly enough) didn't have too much trouble paying attention. I like Phillip Glass, though minimalism is not my forte, and thought that it worked VERY well for the film... Really communicated that modern society is a machine (to state the obvious, lol) -- but at the beginning (in the nature shots) it did grate on my nerves a bit. Not really sure why; once I got into it I forgot about the music altogether. There were just a few very restless moments during long sustained dissonances toward the beginning...
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by chiaraluna</i><br><br><b>I am dying to see the others... Max -- What didn't you like about Powaqqatsi? I'm the most intrigued by Naqoy, myself, but I'm still interested. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></b></div>
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Part of it was likely the mood - I wasn't really in the mood for that film. But still, after seeing the far more visually-stimulating Naqoy, it's hard to go back to the lessor two films. They're still great, I think, but lesser, nonetheless...
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Max Power</i><br><br><b>Part of it was likely the mood - I wasn't really in the mood for that film. But still, after seeing the far more visually-stimulating Naqoy, it's hard to go back to the lessor two films. They're still great, I think, but lesser, nonetheless...</b></div>
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Oh, okay... Makes sense. Well, I'll make sure to watch Powaqqatsi before Naqoy, so I can get the full effect first. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Max Power</i><br><br><b>According to Amazon.com, Naqoyqatsi on DVD will be released on October 14, 2003. Finally!</b></div>
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All right!! Then I will actually be able to see it... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Thanks for passing the news on!
 

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yea we studied all these films in my 20th century music class, I really enjoy phillip glass and minimilsm in general. If you guys like the music you should check out john adams who is an absoulte master in this musical movement.
 

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wow. I thought i'd never be able to remember the title of this film! I saw it in a humanities course I took in high school and lately i've been trying to remember what it was called.. needless to say, it impressed me very much !
 
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