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Scott Ventura >> Movie Commentary >> June 2003 >> Naqoyqatsi


Movie Commentary by Scott Ventura


Scott's Rating:
2 / 5
Times Seen:
Viewing Date:
June 2003
IMDB Name:
Naqoyqatsi (2002)
Godfrey Reggio
MPAA Rating:
PG for violent and disturbing images, and for brief nudity.


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Godfrey Reggio made his debut with Koyaanisqatsi, one of the artiest films of all time. The dazzling array of time lapse and slow-motion footage, complemented by an extraordinary Philip Glass score, wowed audiences. I was introduced to Koyaanisqatsi through the music, which was spellbinding. The experience of watching the film was transcendant.

Naqoyqatsi is the third film in "Qatsi" trilogy. Although I've listened to the score for Powaqqatsi many times, I've never lasted through a viewing. I hoped against hope that Reggio would do something really thrilling with Naqoyqatsi.

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