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3 things about Godfrey Reggio’s NAQOYQATSI

Naqoyqatsi [2002] 1. Ted Turner and Donald Trump. 2. Painting morph sequence. 3. Bringing pizza to the table. 3 other things.

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Wait. You’ve already recorded the soundtrack?

Might I suggest you click play before reading this entry? Fellow filmmakers as well as some friends of mine have been surprised when they hear that I’ve already recorded the music for the soundtrack of my next film. After all, … Continue reading

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3 things about Paul Schrader’s MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters [1985] 1. She says, “Your skin is so beautiful, I just had to cut it.” He smiles. “It felt pleasant.” 2. Rotating ramen stand. 3. The sun parts from the horizon.

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Knowing not knowing.

“If you don’t know what to do, there’s actually a chance of doing something new. As long as you know what you’re doing, nothing much of interest is going to happen.” – Philip Glass, Words Without Music

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3 things about Godfrey Reggio’s KOYAANISQATSI

Koyaanisqatsi [1983] 1. The tourists look up in wonder. A massive skyscraper. 2. Casino ladies. 3. Trouble lighting a cigarette. 3 other things.

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3 things about Godfrey Reggio’s POWAQQATSI

Powaqqatsi [1988] 1. In the pit, “third world” people wearing “first world” clothes. 2. A phosphorescent red dot on a child’s forehead. 3. Human-powered Ferris wheel.

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