Cover image for Powaqqatsi Life in transformation
Title:
Powaqqatsi Life in transformation
Author:
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939-
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
"Juxtaposes images of ancient cultures with those of modern life [in industrialized societies], masterfully portraying the human cost of progress"--Container.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988.

Special features: "Impact of progress", interview with Reggio & Glass (c2002, 20 min.); theatrical trailer (2 min.).

"Enhanced for widescreen TVs"--Container.

Second film in the Qatsi trilogy.
Language:
English
Added Title:
Impact of progress.
ISBN:
9780792853374
UPC:
027616878946
Format :
DVD

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Powaqqatsi was the second of the feature-length "non narrative" films produced, directed and co-scripted by Godfrey Reggio. As in his earlier Koyaanisqatsi, Reggio utilizes a collage of sounds and gimmicked-up images to make a comment on modern life. And as in the earlier film, Reggio's onslaught of imagery is backed up by the music of Philip Glass. This time, Reggio concentrates on Third World cultures, and the way those cultures are perceived and sometimes exploited by the power merchants of the world. Powaqqatsi was supposed to be the second in a trilogy, but wasn't as eagerly embraced by viewers and critics as its popular predecessor. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi