Pure cinema at its best - filmmaking is an art form of its own and does not need to borrow from other forms of art. A visual beauty using mainly slow motion and time lapse techniques in describing exploding buildings, moving clouds, human masses ramming through the streets, demolished buildings and other forms of the life being out of balance, as the film title states. Meditative, breathtaking.
Visually stunning and thematically powerful, Koyaanisqatsi, the first installment of the "Qatsi" trilogy, has neither plot, nor characters, nor dialog. Yet it is enthralling and commands attention for its entire 80-plus minute duration. The score, by award-winning composer Philip Glass, is both beautiful and haunting and perfectly underscores the tone and cadence of the visual sequences.