Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career and personal life of distinguished Western classical composer Philip Glass as he interacts ...
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Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career and personal life of distinguished Western classical composer Philip Glass as he interacts with a number of friends and collaborators, who include Chuck Close, Ravi Shankar, and Martin Scorsese. Written by
I never was a captive of other people's ideas about me. Whatever they thought, that didn't bother to me, I did what I wanted to, and um - I didn't care. I've been like that my whole life, and - it saved me a lot of trouble. Even when it came to writing music I didn't care what people thought. You know, there's a lot of music in the world, you don't have to listen to mine. There's Mozart, there's the Beatles, listen to something else! You don't have to listen to this. You...
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I am not a fan of documentaries and having no idea who Philip Glass was
nor where to find the cinema I arrived unprejudiced and just on time at
Scott Hicks' ability to capture very emotional moments ("what is your
computer password?...it's FRANKIE") and to bond film with music
("bababababababa") combined with superb editing left a full house
stunned with impressions at the end of the movie. The movie, like a
mosaic, became more and more compelling with every act and piece of
information added. Personally, the message that was most moving was the
thought of a musical genius, flamboyant and eccentric at times, loving
and caring at heart, unable to communicate deeper emotions to his loved
ones, somewhat isolated through his talent in a 21st century
Thank you Mr. Hicks for creating an outstanding movie that inspires
people to think!
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