Las Vegas: The Koyaanisqatsi Connection


The Las Vegas Strip is visually overwhelming -- lots of blinking lights, LED video screens, moving billboards, neon, rollercoasters, recreations of famous attractions from other cities, and so on. But visiting Las Vegas, I was reminded of the visuals from Koyaanisqatsi, one of my favorite films.

Here are some scenes from the film, depicting Las Vegas in the late 1970's or early 1980's (I can attest that it looks slightly less yellow now, but the idea is the same):

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Fun Google find: the Koyaanisqatsi-Las Vegas connection also appears in several travel blogs.