Monday, January 26, 2009


Touching on the theme of minimalism present in "Clapping Music" and "It's Gonna Rain," the final scene of Koyaanisqatsi, a 1983 film directed by Godfrey Reggio, uses footage of an unmanned Atlas rocket (not the Challenger as I had previously thought)exploding only moments after lift off. Reggio worked intensively with Philip Glass, who composed the film's score, to edit and sync his footage with Glass' music.


Excaliborn7 said...

Heartbreaking and fantastic moment from this excellent classic. This movie kills me every time I see it, and I've seen it over 10 times. Great post.

LizAlden said...

This video was beautiful and the music, like Excaliborn7 said, is heart wrenching and couldn't be more perfect. It is almost mesmerizing. The blue flakes at the beginning really caught my attention. When taken out of context they could be a multitude of things, yet they reveal themselves as the video pans out. So elegant.