Godfrey Reggio Biography

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BornMarch 29, 1940
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Age84 years
Godfrey Reggio is an American filmmaker, birthed in 1940 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Raised in the Catholic Church, Reggio spent the majority of his very early years in Catholic colleges. After finishing from the Delgado Profession Institution in New Orleans in 1957, Reggio enlisted in the United States Navy and also served for four years.

Upon leaving the solution, Reggio participated in a few colleges and also made a level in viewpoint from Loyola College New Orleans. After completing his researches, Reggio came to be a Christian Sibling as well as taught for a number of years in a few Catholic secondary schools.

Later, Reggio left the Brotherhood and also began working as a community coordinator in the archdiocese of New Orleans. There, he created and directed a number of documentaries on the problems of the poor as well as powerless.

In 1972, Reggio was invited to shoot a documentary regarding Hopi as well as Navajo life by a Native American leader. This experience assisted to strengthen Reggio's enthusiasm for filmmaking.

In 1982, Reggio released his very first motion picture masterpiece, Koyaanisqatsi, a meditation on modern life as well as humanity's relationship with modern technology. The movie was a critical and business success, as well as it showcased Reggio's special visual design, that includes time-lapse photography and also slow-motion shots.

Reggio went on to produce 2 more films in the Quatsi Trilogy - Powaqqatsi (1988) and also Naqoyqatsi (2002) - which proceeded his exploration of the relationship between modern technology and the natural world.

Throughout his occupation, Reggio has actually made use of art as well as cinematography to develop visions of the world that challenge audiences to think as well as examine their worths. His work has actually been commemorated around the globe, as well as he remains to develop ingenious movies that press the borders of cinematic expression.

Our collection contains 23 quotes who is written / told by Godfrey, under the main topic Peace.
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23 Famous quotes by Godfrey Reggio

Small: Its not that we use technology, we live technology
"It's not that we use technology, we live technology"
Small: Technology has become as ubiquitous as the air we breathe, so we are no longer conscious of its presenc
"Technology has become as ubiquitous as the air we breathe, so we are no longer conscious of its presence"
Small: Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles. So the real terror, the real aggression a
"Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles. So the real terror, the real aggression against life comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness"
Small: Its not just the effect of technology on the environment, on religion, on the economic structure, on so
"It's not just the effect of technology on the environment, on religion, on the economic structure, on society, on politics, etc. It's that everything now exists in technology to the point where technology is the new and comprehensive host of nature of life"
Small: It is very easy to make clear what you want a film to say, but I did not wish to engage in overt propag
"It is very easy to make clear what you want a film to say, but I did not wish to engage in overt propaganda, even for the right cause. I wanted to create an experience through the films, something where people could have the freedom of their own response to them"
Small: All tools have intrinsic politics and technology is the tool of now
"All tools have intrinsic politics and technology is the tool of now"
Small: What Im trying to do is to at least raise a flag to the blinding light of technology
"What I'm trying to do is to at least raise a flag to the blinding light of technology"
Small: So, not for lack of love of language, but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humili
"So, not for lack of love of language, but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation, I decided to make films without words"
Small: The only thing I can do is type. I learned that when I was 13
"The only thing I can do is type. I learned that when I was 13"
Small: The language of the moment or, as it were, the language of the order in which we live, is the image.
"The language of the moment or, as it were, the language of the order in which we live, is the image. I felt that if I wanted to commune with the public, I should best do so through the language of image. It's a conscious embrace of a contradiction"
Small: I think its naive to pray for world peace if were not going to change the form in which we live
"I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're not going to change the form in which we live"
Small: Technology is not neutral
"Technology is not neutral"
Small: Now having said that, I realize that releasing a film in the real world is like trying to get General M
"Now having said that, I realize that releasing a film in the real world is like trying to get General Motors to release a handmade car"
Small: In terms of the feeling of the piece, I cant think about what people are gonna think about it, what are
"In terms of the feeling of the piece, I cant think about what people are gonna think about it, what are the critics gonna say, I'm trying to bring some resolution, and realize that myself. It's a struggle; it's a process that gets us this"
Small: I think its the tragedy of our time that were not aware of the affect of the manner in which weve adopt
"I think it's the tragedy of our time that we're not aware of the affect of the manner in which we've adopted tools. Those tools have become who we are"
Small: Having been an educator for so many years I know that all a good teacher can do is set a context, raise
"Having been an educator for so many years I know that all a good teacher can do is set a context, raise questions or enter into a kind of a dialogic relationship with their students"
Small: But in fact if you look at film as a metaphor, only through the negative can you have the positive prin
"But in fact if you look at film as a metaphor, only through the negative can you have the positive print. What I'm trying to get to is the positive value of negation"
Small: History has been the history of warfare
"History has been the history of warfare"
Small: So to hope to be able to have peace, to be able to have justice and environmental balance, are conseque
"So to hope to be able to have peace, to be able to have justice and environmental balance, are consequences of our behavior, not just our intentions"
Small: I think theres an enormous value to being negative. The world we live in today, negativity is not permi
"I think there's an enormous value to being negative. The world we live in today, negativity is not permitted"
Small: These films however, have ambiguity built into them, because its too easy in film to make a strident wo
"These films however, have ambiguity built into them, because it's too easy in film to make a strident work of propaganda or advertising, which are really the same thing anyway, meaning the message is unmistakable"
Small: In the order I was in, each brother takes five vows, one of which is teaching the poor gratuitously.
"In the order I was in, each brother takes five vows, one of which is teaching the poor gratuitously. As a young person I was seized by this idea of social justice and I wanted very much to follow my vow of teaching the poor gratuitously"
Small: In effect, I feel like a blind, deaf, and illiterate person working through the sensibilities and multi
"In effect, I feel like a blind, deaf, and illiterate person working through the sensibilities and multiple, real talents of other people. Everything I do is collaborative"