Koyaanisqatsi ★★★★

80/100

Koyaanisqatsi, even with its entrancing glances on the world and those who wander within it, has a purer goal than hammering home a message or focusing on a larger objective. Godfrey's Reggio's film flows like a blank slate of visual/aural stimulus, provoking each viewer in a profoundly individualized way, and in return, Koyaanisqatsi molds into whatever the viewer is seeking. While I can't say that I was as impressed with this film as I was with Baraka, Reggio's grand tapestry is a feast for the eyes, the ears, the mind, and the soul. Phillp Glass' score is awe-inspiring, particularly in the way it climaxes in response or even before key successions of imagery, and the entire experience is nothing less than utterly overwhelming.

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