Essay resource: Godfrey Reggio’s film Koyaanisqatsi (The relevant sequence begins at 44:09, with the shot of the office building at night and continues
until 52:29, ending with the first shot of the hot dog processing plant) I have the link of the film in the attachment files.
The class text book is Flim Art: An Introduction by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson.
Please write an essay about the following question. DO NOT answer these questions separately or by bullet points.
1. How would you characterize this clip from Godfrey Reggio’s film Koyaanisqatsi in terms of the alternate narrative techniques.
2. Does this clip have an emotional impact an if so, what cinematic element – mise-en-scene, framing and camera movement, sound, editing – contribute to
this experience. (In the class, we have critically interrogated mise-en-scene, camera movement, editing and sound in relationship to narrative, genre, and
3. Does a story or theme emerge and if so, by what visual and aural means are either, or both, expressed?
Please have a short opening and a short ending paragraph for the essay(Around 3 sentences each). Do NOT describe or write about the storyline(plot) of the
clip. Have an argument in the essay. No need to use resource from the internet. Please cite ONLY Bordwell and Thompson where appropriate. PLEASE DO NOT
PLAGIARISM!! I will sent you the link of the clip via message.