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Uniform Title Koyaanisqatsi (Motion picture)
Title Koyaanisqatsi / [videorecording] Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Francis Ford Coppola presents ; an IRE presentation ; produced & directed by Godfrey Reggio.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, ©2002.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    KOY    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    576.84 KOY    Staff Reported Missing
Description 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series MGM DVD.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
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.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
Special features: "Essence of life", interview with Reggio & Glass (c2002, 25 min.); theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Audience MPAA rating: not rated.
Summary 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.
Subject Life.
Human ecology.
Social ecology.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Technology and civilization.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Civilization, Modern.
Genre/Form Experimental films.
Time-lapse films.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Added Author Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939- Producer.
Reggio, Godfrey. Producer. Director.
Fricke, Ron. Cinematographer.
Glass, Philip. Composer.
Riesman, Michael. Conductor.
Hoenig, Michael. Musical director.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Co. Production company.
Institute for Regional Education (Albuquerque, N.M.) Production company.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Note Subtitle on container: Life out of balance
ISBN 0792853334
Standard No. 027616878939
Music No. 1003766 MGM Home Entertainment

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