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Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | 18 April 2008 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Holly Critchlow ...
Herself, Philip Glass' fourth wife
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Himself
JoAnne Akalaitis ...
Herself, Philip Glass' first wife
Kurt Munkacsi ...
Himself, producer
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Himself (voice)
Maki Namekawa ...
Herself, concert pianist
Marlow Glass ...
Himself, Philip Glass' son
Cameron Glass ...
Himself, Philip Glass' son
Dennis Russell Davies ...
Himself
Sheppie Abramowitz ...
Herself, Philip Glass' sister
Marty Glass ...
Himself, Philip Glass' brother
Stokes Howell ...
Himself
Rebecca Litman ...
Herself
Zack Glass ...
Himself, Philip Glass' son
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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 Anonymous

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In July 2005, filmmaker Scott Hicks started shooting a documentary about the composer Philip Glass to celebrate his 70th anniversary in 2007.


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$5,546, 20 April 2008, Limited Release

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$20,018, 11 May 2008
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This documentary's director Scott Hicks became a fan of the work of composer Philip Glass after he went to a midnight screening of Koyaanisqatsi (1982) in 1984 at the behest of his son. See more »

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Philip Glass: [voiceover] 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 the theatre.

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 environment...

Thank you Mr. Hicks for creating an outstanding movie that inspires people to think!


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