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Powaqqatsi (1988)

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    2 out of 10 Powaqqatsi
    g p from Cork, 19 Jun 2009
    This had the potential to be great. Some dialogue, however spare, would not have been amiss; the scenes, although interesting, became like holiday photographs without people in them after a while - what's the point?
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    'Powaqqatsi' (1988)finds director Godfrey Reggio somewhat more directly polemical than before, and his major collaborator, the composer Philip Glass, stretching to embrace world music. Reggio reuses techniques familiar from the previous film (slow motion, time-lapse, superposition) to dramatize the effects of the so-called First World on the Third: displacement, pollution, alienation. But he spends as much time beautifully depicting what various cultures have lost - cooperative...

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