History Film / Koyaanisqatsi

8th May '17 2:21:46 PM Golondrina
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* LeFilmArtistique: One of the best examples and one of the few to influence mainstream cinema.
5th Feb '17 7:09:26 AM AnotherGuy
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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]].[[note]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.[[/note]]

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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]].[[note]More [[note]]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.[[/note]]
5th Feb '17 7:09:06 AM AnotherGuy
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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.

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* {{Bookends}}:
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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]].
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explodes]].[[note]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.[[/note]]
4th Feb '17 11:33:08 PM DanielCase
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* DroneOfDread: Glass's music, at the beginning.
** Led to the RunningJoke on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' of someone slowly chanting "''Ko - yaan - isqatsi''" every time the music in the film invoked this trope.
5th Oct '16 5:29:46 PM hamza678
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* Montages: An old-school example

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* Montages: {{Montages}}: An old-school example
19th Sep '16 6:11:36 AM lledsmar
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* Montage: An old-school example

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* Montage: Montages: An old-school example
19th Sep '16 5:52:01 AM lledsmar
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19th Sep '16 5:24:11 AM lledsmar
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** The credits sequence is made up of audio-blipverts that sounds like [=TVs=], radios and telephones all playing at the same time.

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** The end credits sequence is made up of audio-blipverts that sounds like [=TVs=], radios and telephones all playing at the same time.



* GreenAesop: Though the film itself doesn't make it explicit, the translation of the title gives it away.

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* GreenAesop: Though the film itself doesn't make it explicit, explicit as it is open for interpretations, the translation of the title gives it away.


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* Montage: An old-school example
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:
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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!
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