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Desc:Third of the Qatsi films. The critics savaged it. I think it's underrated, and weirdly brilliant.
Category:Classic Movies, Arts
Tags:Philip Glass, Godfrey Reggio, qatsi
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Adham Nu'man - 2013-01-22
Never seen any of the Qatsi films. Always meant to. Thanks!
Species - 2013-01-22
Anything Philip Glass is worth checking out.
oswaldtheluckyrabbit - 2013-01-22
I think this got dismissed partly because the previous two films focused on beautiful images, whereas this one (completely by design) focuses on ugly ones.
undecided - 2013-01-22
Also because the first one (I still haven't seen the second) had more of an understandable structure. This, from what I remember, seemed more like a random stream of images. Also, while I love Glass, musically I think he's kind of past his prime. I mean this is good, but just not as amazing as Koy. Which was probably the best thing he's ever done for film.

StanleyPain - 2013-01-22
I think I've mentioned on here that Godfrey Reggio is a good friend of my dad's, so I've met him and talked to him. (I have fond memories as a teenager of seeing Anima Mundi in his editing studio a few months before it actually released) I was always curious why all of the footage in this movie was not corrected for the 1:85:1 aspect ratio when he went through so much trouble to do conversions for all of the footage in his previous films. As a result, a lot of the film looks stretched which led many people to assume the DVD was wrongly mastered, but he claims he did it on purpose. I think, honestly, Reggio didn't want to bother this time around and felt it was a creative decision and I get the feeling he regrets it. Still, I think the movie turned out great for what he was intending.

memedumpster - 2013-01-22
These are movies I know I need to watch, but I don't because I can't stand Philip Glass. He even sucks live.
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