Yesterday, Rockstar Games released the long anticipated trailer for the new Grand Theft Auto game due out in October (10/16/07).  When I saw it, the first thing that came to mind was Koyaanisqatsi, a 1982 film by Godfrey Reggio.  In fact, the GTA IV trailer is a near replica of the film’s style, down to using the same soundtrack by Philip Glass.  I think it’s a brilliant idea from Rockstar and I am very impressed.  Below are the trailers for your comparison.  (Note that the style I’m referring to in Koyaanisqatsi can be seen about one third into the trailer).

Koyaanisqatsi

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PirH8PADDgQ[/video]

GTA IV

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WlRfSuTGOo[/video]

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One Response to “Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV) versus Koyaanisqatsi”  

  1. 1 Grant Pitel

    That trailer gave me shivers down my spine.

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