First experimental documentary filmmaker Godfrey Reggio is from 1983-shot mostly in the desert Southwest and the city of New York on a small budget, no script, then attracting the support of Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas and obtain the indispensable musical contribution of Philip Glass-happy college students on the midnight circuit and fans of minimalism for many years.
Meanwhile, its techniques, time-lapse photography fusion Ron Fricke of shots (alternately hyper itinerant) glass reiterative music (from meditation to the orgiastic) and ecological awareness crept image-in awareness of popular culture. The influence of Koyaanisqatsi, or “life out of balance,” has now become unmistakable in television commercials, music videos and, of course, similar movies such as Fricke own Chronos and Craig McCourry Apogee is. Reggio shot a sequel, Powaqqatsi (1988), and completed the trilogy with Naqoyqatsi (2002). Koyaanisqatsi provides the uninitiated the chance to see where it all began, with an intense audiovisual rise.