History Film / Koyaanisqatsi

9th Jun '16 7:48:02 PM mlsmithca
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!!! "Tropes out of balance":
* {{Bookends}}: At the very beginning of the movie we see a rocket take off, and at the end of the movie, [[spoiler:it explodes]].
** More subtly, the rocket first seen taking off cuts to a Saturn V successfully launching an Apollo mission; the rocket leaving the launch pad at the end is also a Saturn V, but this is then replaced by the original, doomed rocket.
* {{Blipvert}}: There is a section where a television screen shows various adverts and programmes but shown in time-lapse. Blink and you'll miss a couple of frames of Thomas Dolby in his famous "She Blinded Me With Science" video.

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!!! !! "Tropes out of balance":
* {{Bookends}}: At the very beginning of the movie we see a rocket take off, and at the end of the movie, [[spoiler:it explodes]].
{{Blipvert}}:
** More subtly, the rocket first seen taking off cuts to a Saturn V successfully launching an Apollo mission; the rocket leaving the launch pad at the end is also a Saturn V, but this is then replaced by the original, doomed rocket.
* {{Blipvert}}:
There is a section where a television screen shows various adverts and programmes but shown in time-lapse. Blink and you'll miss a couple of frames of Thomas Dolby in his famous "She Blinded Me With Science" video.



* CreatorCameo: Producer Creator/FrancisFordCoppola makes an appearance in "Prophecies" as an extra entering an elevator, although this is downplayed by his [[WolverinePublicity nomial contribution to the movie]].
* DeathGlare: One scene has people pass the camera in slow motion. Some people give the camera a nasty look.

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* {{Bookends}}:
** At the very beginning of the movie we see a rocket take off, and at the end of the movie, [[spoiler:it explodes]].
** More subtly, the rocket first seen taking off cuts to a Saturn V successfully launching an Apollo mission; the rocket leaving the launch pad at the end is also a Saturn V, but this is then replaced by the original, doomed rocket.
* CreatorCameo: Producer Creator/FrancisFordCoppola makes an appearance in "Prophecies" as an extra entering an elevator, although this is downplayed by his [[WolverinePublicity nomial nominal contribution to the movie]].
* DeathGlare: DeathGlare:
**
One scene has people pass the camera in slow motion. Some people give the camera a nasty look.



* {{Documentary}}



*** In an interview on the Criterion Blu-ray, cinematographer Ron Fricke says he believes Reggio intended ''Koyaanisqatsi'' to present a GreenAesop: whereas '''he''' [=[Fricke]=] strove to reveal beauty in ''all'' of the images, regardless of their content. WordOfGod suggests Fricke's opinion presumes CreativeDifferences which did not actually exist.

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*** ** In an interview on the Criterion Blu-ray, cinematographer Ron Fricke says he believes Reggio intended ''Koyaanisqatsi'' to present a GreenAesop: whereas '''he''' [=[Fricke]=] strove to reveal beauty in ''all'' of the images, regardless of their content. WordOfGod suggests Fricke's opinion presumes CreativeDifferences which did not actually exist.



* LostAesop: the film ''doesn't'' make it explicit, but that's part of the point.

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* LostAesop: the The film ''doesn't'' make it explicit, but that's part of the point.



* PopCultureOsmosis: For example, in the "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' reference has a high-speed time lapse of a day in Homer's bedroom when he oversleeps.
** Recent episodes of ''The Simpsons'' have seen more vivid references, including a full parody of Itchy and Scratchy with several images taken directly from the film.
*** All of these images are present in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97rakGU8DDM this]] official trailer.
* SceneryPorn
** SceneryGorn: Pruitt-Igoe, in particular.

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* PopCultureOsmosis: For example, in PopCultureOsmosis:
** In
the "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' reference has a high-speed time lapse of a day in Homer's bedroom when he oversleeps.
** Recent
oversleeps. Later episodes of ''The Simpsons'' have seen more vivid references, including a full parody of Itchy and Scratchy with several images taken directly from the film.
*** ** All of these images are present in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97rakGU8DDM this]] official trailer.
* SceneryPorn
**
SceneryGorn: Pruitt-Igoe, in particular.



* SilenceIsGolden, a very rare modern instance.

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* SilenceIsGolden, a SilenceIsGolden: A very rare modern instance.



* StockFootage: Used for the demolition scenes; also nuclear tests, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and and the rocket launch(es).
** The film also had a influence on the look of stock footage as seen in TV documentaries and commercials. [[https://vimeo.com/162039610 This video]] recreated the film's trailer using nothing ''but'' watermarked stock footage!

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* StockFootage: Used for the demolition scenes; also nuclear tests, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and and the rocket launch(es).
**
launch(es). The film also had a influence on the look of stock footage as seen in TV documentaries and commercials. [[https://vimeo.com/162039610 This video]] recreated the film's trailer using nothing ''but'' watermarked stock footage!
17th May '16 12:46:27 PM AnotherGuy
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* FollowTheLeader: ''{{Microcosmos}}'' and ''WingedMigration'' are both heavily influenced by the films.
13th Apr '16 6:18:20 PM qpa
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* CreatorCameo: Creator/FrancisFordCoppola makes an appearance in "Prophecies" as an extra entering an elevator, although this is downplayed by his [[WolverinePublicity nomial contribution to the movie]].

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* CreatorCameo: Producer Creator/FrancisFordCoppola makes an appearance in "Prophecies" as an extra entering an elevator, although this is downplayed by his [[WolverinePublicity nomial contribution to the movie]].



* PopCultureOsmosis: For example, in ''Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' reference has a high-speed time lapse of a day in Homer's bedroom when he oversleeps.

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* PopCultureOsmosis: For example, in ''Hello the "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder'' Fadder" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' reference has a high-speed time lapse of a day in Homer's bedroom when he oversleeps.



* StockFootage: Used for the demolition scenes; also nuclear tests, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and and the rocket destruction at the end.
** TV documentaries and commercials sometimes use the movie as a ''source'' of stock footage.

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* StockFootage: Used for the demolition scenes; also nuclear tests, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and and the rocket destruction at launch(es).
** The film also had a influence on
the end.
**
look of stock footage as seen in TV documentaries and commercials sometimes use commercials. [[https://vimeo.com/162039610 This video]] recreated the movie as a ''source'' of film's trailer using nothing ''but'' watermarked stock footage. footage!
24th Jan '16 2:42:03 AM Ozzi145
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* CreatorCameo: Creator/FrancisFordCoppola appears in "Prophecies", although this is downplayed by his [[WolverinePublicity nomial contribution to the movie]].

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* CreatorCameo: Creator/FrancisFordCoppola appears makes an appearance in "Prophecies", "Prophecies" as an extra entering an elevator, although this is downplayed by his [[WolverinePublicity nomial contribution to the movie]].
22nd Jan '16 9:14:53 PM Ozzi145
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** The TranquilFury stare from the close-up of the pilot at the end of 'Pruitt-Igoe' also qualifies.
7th Jan '16 8:22:04 PM spirasen
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'''''Koyaanisqatsi''''' is a 1983 Godfrey Reggio film. There is no obvious plot or story, there are no actors, there is no dialog. The whole film is just time lapse footage of nature, people, and machines with music composed by PhilipGlass. Despite the synopsis sounding dull, the film is mesmerizing. The film starts with beautiful footage of the desert and natural rock formations. From there human work is more and more evident. The middle section of the film is about the hustle and bustle of modern life. Towards the end, the film focuses on people of different walks of life. The last sequence is a failed rocket launch in slow motion.

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'''''Koyaanisqatsi''''' is a 1983 Godfrey Reggio film. There is no obvious plot or story, there are no actors, there is no dialog. dialogue. The whole film is just time lapse footage of nature, people, and machines with music composed by PhilipGlass.Philip Glass. Despite the synopsis sounding dull, the film is mesmerizing. The film starts with beautiful footage of the desert and natural rock formations. From there there, human work is more and more evident. The middle section of the film is about about, the hustle and bustle of modern life. Towards the end, the film focuses on people of different walks of life. The last sequence is a failed rocket launch in slow motion.
3rd Jan '16 6:49:24 PM Ozzi145
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* CreatorCameo: Creator/FrancisFordCoppola appears in "Prophecies", although this is downplayed by his [[WolverinePublicity nomial contribution to the movie]].
29th Oct '15 12:37:46 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Koyaanisqatsi''''' is a 1983 Godfrey Reggio film. There is no obvious plot or story, there are no actors, there is no dialog. The whole film is just time lapse footage of nature, people, and machines with music composed by PhilipGlass. Despite the synopsis sounding dull, the film is mesmerizing. The film starts with beautiful footage of the desert and natural rock formations. From there human work is more and more evident. The middle section of the film is about the hustle and bustle of modern life. Towards the end, the film focuses on people of different walks of life. The last sequence is [[spoiler:a failed rocket launch in slow motion]].

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'''''Koyaanisqatsi''''' is a 1983 Godfrey Reggio film. There is no obvious plot or story, there are no actors, there is no dialog. The whole film is just time lapse footage of nature, people, and machines with music composed by PhilipGlass. Despite the synopsis sounding dull, the film is mesmerizing. The film starts with beautiful footage of the desert and natural rock formations. From there human work is more and more evident. The middle section of the film is about the hustle and bustle of modern life. Towards the end, the film focuses on people of different walks of life. The last sequence is [[spoiler:a a failed rocket launch in slow motion]].
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1st Aug '15 5:29:18 PM Mediamaster127
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