Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance

Guardian journalist Leo Hickman, recently chose Koyaanisqatsi as his favourite film.

The film was made by Godfrey Reggio in 1983. Hickman’s article got me thinking about the Reggio trilogy.

This was formative stuff for me. I have vivid memories of seeing and hearing the film. But I’ve never really known much about the director of the films.

For me it was always about the music. Philip Glass. Image = music. Music = image.

If you’ve got nine minutes to spare on this Boxing Day, click on the still below to see/hear.

Wondrous.

| Godfrey Reggio, Koyaanisqatsi, 1983 |

Julia Ritson

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