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Anima Mundi (1991)

Image and music are intertwined in this third collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass. The film was produced to celebrate the World Wildlife Fund's ... See full summary »

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Godfrey Reggio

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Silvano Cavatorta (concept), Francis Kuipers (concept) | 10 more credits »
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Image and music are intertwined in this third collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass. The film was produced to celebrate the World Wildlife Fund's Biological Diversity Campaign. The film combines images of nature with pulsing rhythms in a Microcosmos (1997) meets Koyaanisqatsi (1983) spectacle. Written by Martin Lewison <mlewison@utk.edu>

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Italy

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24 April 1991 (USA) See more »

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The Soul of the World See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Mesmerizing!
19 April 2000 | by dsanchezSee all my reviews

This short is nothing short of mesmerizing! Reggio outdoes his "Koyaanisqatsi" and "Powaqqatsi" in this tribute to the wonders of the animal kingdom. The camera lingers, treks, enfolds and personifies these creatures in startlingly intimate detail, all the while accompanied by (yet another) haunting score by Philip Glass -- pieces of which were also put to excellent use in Weir's "The Truman Show." This one is a must-see in projected form.


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