Reviews

  • Feb 07, 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.

    Even with a poor quality of the video resolution it was well worth seeing. This would by great if only it could get remastered.

  • Oct 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

    6/10 - La música de Philip Glass molt bé, però la imatge no arriba a ser com la sèrie Qatsi, encara que recordi

  • Jul 04, 2009

    Very short, but still some great footage of animals, no matter how dated it looks. Philip Glass does the music naturally.

    Very short, but still some great footage of animals, no matter how dated it looks. Philip Glass does the music naturally.

  • Dec 09, 2008

    The glory and splendor of nature captured as only Godfrey Reggio could show it.

    The glory and splendor of nature captured as only Godfrey Reggio could show it.

  • Oct 04, 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.

    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.

  • Mar 24, 2008

    Godfrey Reggio + Philip Glass = glorious filmmaking

    Godfrey Reggio + Philip Glass = glorious filmmaking

  • Jan 30, 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.

    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.

  • Jan 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.

    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.

  • Sep 06, 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

    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

  • Aug 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!

    This was quite an intriquing film. Lots of symbolism, lots of powerful images, lots of exciting music. So much more than a documentary!