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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:49 AM
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"Koyaanisqatsi " -- I saw this movie early this morning...
It is amazingly beautiful and sad. Has anyone else seen it. It was made by Godfrey Reggio in 1987 and is quite long. No dialogue, really no humans in the sense we think of them in the movies. The star is our Mother Earth, in all her finery and splendor. Beautiful music with many scenes of unspoiled earth for quite a while and then a gradual focus in on the markings on her surface and atmosphere made by man in the last hour. It is at once awesome and aweful. I get DISH TV satellite and I'm attaching a link to the program schedule for the interested. Enjoy.

http://dishnetwork.tvlistings.zap2it.com/dishsite/listi...
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:02 AM
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1. Yup it's wonderful
Translation for title means "life out of balance."

Now in retrospect life on the planet then seems like the good old days when the EPA had enforceable laws and people had some recourse. Politicians at least pretended to care about the environment.

So much has been lost.
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megatherium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:05 AM
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2. I have it on DVD. A wonderful film with a splendid music score,
written by Phillip Glass. There is a digitally recorded performance of the music score (a new performance) now available that sounds even better. By the way, it dates to 1983.

There are two sequels, the latter of which came out only a couple of years ago.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:08 AM
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3. I'm going to order them. Just so that there is another record
somewhere in case Little Boots ends up nuking the world.
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Vox_Reason Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:57 PM
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18. A new soundtrack performance?? Cool!
I have the soundtrack CD--I'll definitely have to track down that new performance you mention.

Excellent film--highly recommended.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:09 AM
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4. a marvelous cinematic concept, try to see them through the trilogy...
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:30 AM
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5. I fisrt saw it on mushrooms!
I was entranced!
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:38 AM
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6. Yes.
I saw it when it came out; bought a copy in the 1990s; and have seen it on Showtime recently.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:39 AM
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7. I saw it in a very nice theater. It's an incredible film.
Beautiful music.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:48 AM
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8. I show it to all my classes every few years
It's one of my favorite films.
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deadcenter Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:12 AM
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9. incredible movie
watched it last June, added the sequels to my netflix queue when I found out about them from rotten tomatoes.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:15 AM
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10. That link is timed out. What channel is the film on?
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:28 AM
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13. Sorry, got busy and didn't catch this request. I'll post
the text on the link below (central time):


Koyaanisqatsi Doc
NR ****

1982, 127 minutes
Color, English
Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio's scenes of nature without man give way to the human presence and its impact upon the natural world.

Channel: 321 SHO3E
March 3: 12:30PM
March 4: 3:45AM
March 9: 5:00AM, 1:30PM
March 14: 10:45AM

Channel: 332 SUND
February 27: 1:30PM

Channel: 327 TMC-E
March 1: 6:25AM
March 6: 5:10AM
March 12: 7:00AM
March 15: 5:00AM

Channel: 329 TMC-W
March 1: 9:25AM
March 6: 8:10AM
March 12: 10:00AM
March 15: 8:00AM






Listings data provided by .



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bpcmxr Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:29 AM
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11. If you liked Koyaanisqatsi,
you might like Baraka too. made by Godfrey Reggio's cinematographer Ron Fricke. It's stunning:

http://www.spiritofbaraka.com/baraka.aspx
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:33 AM
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12. A fine film. Very moving.
Have seen it several times, and an abbreviated soundtrack disc has accompanied me through some hard times on the job.
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linazelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:50 AM
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14. Here's the schedule thru 3/14
3/1/2006 6:25AM TMC-E
3/1/2006 9:25AM TMC-W
3/3/2006 12:30PM SHO3E
3/4/2006 3:45AM SHO3E
3/6/2006 5:10AM TMC-E
3/6/2006 8:10AM TMC-W
3/9/2006 5:00AM SHO3E
3/9/2006 1:30PM SHO3E
3/12/2006 7:00AM TMC-E
3/12/2006 10:00AM TMC-W
3/14/2006 10:45AM SHO3E
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:11 AM
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15. Yes, an amazing movie.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:13 AM
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16. It's a wonderful piece of work.
Phillip Glass did the music.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:15 AM
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17. I liked the second installment of the trilogy better.
More focus on society, which interests me.
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