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Naqoyqatsi ()


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A visual montage portrait of our contemporary world dominated by globalized technology and violence.

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Atomic Adam
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Man Reflected in Digital Screens (3rd segment)
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Jeff Maksym ...
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Zedong Mao ...
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Himself - Assassination Attempt (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Jimmy Swaggart ...
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Directed by

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Godfrey Reggio

Written by

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Godfrey Reggio ... (written by)

Produced by

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Joe Beirne ... producer
Lauren Feeney ... assistant producer
Steve Goldin ... associate producer
Mel Lawrence ... co-producer
Federico Negri ... line producer
Godfrey Reggio ... producer
Steven Soderbergh ... executive producer
Lawrence Taub ... producer

Music by

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Philip Glass

Cinematography by

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Russell Lee Fine

Film Editing by

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Jon Kane

Editorial Department

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David Abelson ... assistant film editor
Don Ciana ... color timer
Joe Gawler ... digital intermediate colorist
Karla P. Henwood ... conforming editor / first assistant editor
Bill Morrison ... additional editor
Stan Sztaba ... negative cutter
Harold Lee Yen ... apprentice editor

Makeup Department

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Sanja Milic ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Michele Barrett Hepburn ... production manager: Detroit (as Michele Barrett)
Susan Lazarus ... post-production supervisor
Sophia Lin ... production manager: New York City

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jon Kane ... second unit director

Art Department

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Jon Kane ... visual designer

Sound Department

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Steve Boeddeker ... sound designer (as Steven Boeddeker)
Martin Czembor ... re-recording mixer: Sound One
Parviz Firoozeh ... Optical track recording
Matthew Griffin ... sound apprentice
Harry Higgins ... re-recordist: Sound One
Patrick Inverso ... sound studio assistant
Noah Katz ... assistant sound designer
Avi Laniado ... engineering support: Sound One
Mario McNulty ... assistant sound engineer
Nathaniel Reichman ... sound services
Steve F.B. Smith ... sound consultant: Dolby (as Steve F. B. Smith)
Rocky Tortorella ... engineering support: Sound One
Robert Troeller ... engineering support: Sound One (as Bob Troeller)
Steve Boeddeker ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Manuel Gaulot ... visual effects and image reanimation
Lucien Harriot ... digital effects artist
Cameron Hickey ... original CGI animator
Zachary Medow ... original CGI animator (as Zachary David Medow)

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Bailey ... camera operator: guest camera
Christopher Bottoms ... assistant camera
John Clemens ... first assistant camera: New York City
Michael J. Conner ... chief electrician: Detroit
Jesse Cory ... grip
Timothy Housel ... additional camera operator
Rob Salviotti ... Steadicam assistant

Music Department

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Albert de Ruiter ... musician: bass vocalist
Jack Kripl ... musician: flute
Yo-Yo Ma ... musician: cello solos
Kurt Munkacsi ... music producer
Nathaniel Reichman ... assistant music studio director
Michael Riesman ... conductor
John Moses ... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jeffrey A. Brown ... assistant production coordinator: New York City
Ty Burr ... project realization
Boris Cifuentes ... production assistant
Ray Hemenez ... image research director
Miroslav Janek ... continuity
Ekkehart Malotki ... consultant: Hopi language
Sam Taub ... production assistant
Christian Zak ... technical director

Thanks

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Francis Ford Coppola ... continuing thanks
Jim Gardner ... Thanks to: the crew at Sound One.
George Lucas ... continuing thanks
Rick McCallum ... continuing thanks
Jay Rubin ... Thanks to: the crew at Sound One.

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In this cinematic concert, mesmerizing images are plucked from everyday reality, then visually altered with state-of-the-art digital techniques. The result is a chronicle of the shift from a world organized by the principles of nature to one dominated by technology, the synthetic and the virtual. Extremes of intimacy and spectacle, tragedy and hope fuse in a tidal wave of visuals and music, giving rise to a unique, artistic experience that reflects the vision of a brave new globalized world. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines Test-drive the future See more »
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Also Known As
  • Naqoyqatsi: Life as War (United States)
  • Naqoyqatsi - Erőszakos világ (Hungary)
  • Накойкатсi: Життя як вiйна (Ukraine)
  • Накойкаци (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $17,154, 20 Oct 2002
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $155,640

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film's title has three meanings according to the closing credits. They are (1) a life of killing each other (2) war as a way of life and (3) civilized violence (interpretation). See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Anima Mundi (1992). See more »
Crazy Credits Studio Feng Shui ... Marti Lovell See more »

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