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Anima Mundi (The Soul of the World) Reviews

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February 7, 2013
Even with a poor quality of the video resolution it was well worth seeing. This would by great if only it could get remastered.
April 16, 2010
The glory and splendor of nature captured as only Godfrey Reggio could show it.
½ December 22, 2009
Godfrey Reggio + Philip Glass = glorious filmmaking
October 12, 2009
6/10 - La música de Philip Glass molt bé, però la imatge no arriba a ser com la sèrie Qatsi, encara que recordi
½ July 6, 2009
Very short, but still some great footage of animals, no matter how dated it looks. Philip Glass does the music naturally.
October 4, 2008
One of Reggio's best documentaries, comparable mostly to Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi. It's short, but definitely breathtaking. Some of the cinematography is absolutely amazing, with slow motion beasts running across the plains, and even unicellular organisms. And although some sequences were picked up from Attenborough's films, the overall flow of the film is so smooth and energetic. The score (by Glass as usual) is great, and draws a lot from aboriginal musics.
February 18, 2008
Godfrey Reggio, along with Philip Glass, catches all of your senses. This short movie will unveil you some more or less hidden aspects of the filmed animals, and so the soul of the world.
½ January 26, 2008
Director Godrey Reggio presents a vibrant, visually compelling look at the animal kingdom in Anima Mundi, a 1991 short film that fits nicely between two other movies featuring the music of minimalist composer Philip Glass. 1983's Koyaanisqatsi and 1988's Powaqqatsi focused on the urban and physical realms of the planet, speeding up our view of the wonders of the world, and managing to find art in the heart of the city's interconnecting freeways and overpopulated spaces. But as Anima Mundi states in its epitaph, "the breath, the life, the spirit, the soul of the world" embodies a more mysterious existence, from sea to mountain top. There is such beauty and grace in the movement and exoticism of animals that this 30-minute short serves as a cautionary reminder by celebrating everything we, as humans with our omnipotent sense of superiority, seem intent on destroying over time. "The world is indeed a living being, endowed with a soul and intelligence," wrote Plato, and Anima Mundi is glorious, gorgeous visual proof of that maxim.
September 6, 2007
Although most of the video clips were taken from pre existing nature documentaries (many recognizable from David Attenborough's life on earth series) once again Philip Glass' amazing score keeps me glued to the screen
August 31, 2007
This was quite an intriquing film. Lots of symbolism, lots of powerful images, lots of exciting music. So much more than a documentary!
June 22, 2007
wow this was just an stunning visual and auditory experience. very emotive. As a wildlife photographer I really appreciated what went into this.
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