Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Reflections of Naqoyqatsi

NAQOYQATSI: A film by: Godfrey Reggio, Philip Glass, Ron Fricke, George Meyer

The third installment of the "Qatsi trilogy" -- Koyaaniasqatsi, Powaqqatsi, Naqoyqatsi, this film presents us with "life as war," -- the technological condition we are living in.

Now that you have seen the film, what are your thoughts?

  • What are the filmmakers saying about the human condition? Technology? Culture?
  • How do they use iconic imagery to express their point of view?
  • We are living in technological times, what does that mean to artists? To humankind in general?
  • What do the filmmakers mean when declaring that we are living “life as war?”
  • The film uses a lot of stock footage enhanced with CGI effects. Does this treatment of images change their meanings? Is it effective?
Add your comments about this film to this post.


At July 27, 2006, Blogger Cody said...

I found that the movie overused digital 'enhancement' to the point of distraction.

At July 27, 2006, Blogger Vanna said...

Filmmakers seem to be saying that human condition is being overpowered by technology. They're saying we are aggressing towards violence more than ever and depending too much on computers and whatnot for our problems.

At July 27, 2006, Blogger issuesimages said...

good point cody, but, maybe that was their intention. Everything filtered through the "eye" of technology?

At July 27, 2006, Blogger RO$$ said...

yeah this movie was mad weird but there was something about it that made it intriguing

At August 04, 2006, Blogger bestusedcarrs said...

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