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KOYAANISQATSI
November 30, 2016  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 12:45 a.m. ET

 

Please, please, stay up to watch this, or record it for viewing at a later date. This 1982 film bears the title of a Hopi Indian word meaning "life out of balance," and it's basically an entire movie showing scenes, of nature and of civilization, either sped up or slowed down so we can see them in a different way -- all scored to the perfectly matched music of Philip Glass. When I saw this documentary for the first time, 33 years ago, it blew me away. When I watch it again tonight, it'll do the same thing... especially the scenes of clouds shot from above and sped up, making them look like white, billowing, undulating cotton-candy oceans.

 
 
 
 
 
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