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I like the part when the guy can't decide if he should go to the office party as The Joker or The Scarecrow.
Samsara is less revolutionary than Koyaanisqatsi (sure) and doesn't reach Baraka's spirituality and perfection (of course) but creates images so powerful and awe-inspiring you don't want to compare it to any of those. Ron Fricke created another document of the world's beauty and the sometimes mysterious species of mankind - all in a high-definition transfer that is superior to anything ever captured on film.
Exactly what you'd expect, but none the less stunning for that - it's very similar to Baraka, but I think giving it time to seep into the consciousness and become as iconic as Fricke's previous film has, and I think it will prove to be the better. The visuals are nothing less than extraordinary, and go to even more varied places with a little more attention paid to the human beings over natural wonders and extraordinary buildings. There are so many great sequences - most memorable perhaps the astonishing spectacle of the prayers at the Hajj in Mecca. I kept thinking "how bizarre the human race is". It's like being transported outside of yourself and watching another species on another planet at times. Well worth the wait and highly recommended.
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