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Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (2009)

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A documentary on the mysterious and influential pianist.
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Credited cast:
Cornelia Foss Cornelia Foss ... Herself
Glenn Gould ... Himself (archive footage)


A documentary on the mysterious and influential pianist.

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Release Date:

10 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A zseni: Glenn Gould belső élete See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,034, 12 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$166,770, 30 January 2011
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White Pine Pictures See more »
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Co-director Peter Raymont revealed that the one aspect about Glenn Gould that he uncovered that he found truly surprising was his fatherliness to the Foss children. See more »

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Title Aside, a Fascinating Movie
18 October 2010 | by clg238See all my reviews

This movie is a pleasure to watch and hear: grainy images from the 1950s, intelligent commentary from those who knew and loved Glenn Gould; clips from a number of interviews with Gould over the years, and best of all Gould's phenomenal music, clear and penetrating. From two women who loved him, we learn a little bit about him. My quarrel is with the title, with the words "within" and "inner life." The title raises expectations of our getting to know what makes Gould tick; I, for one, having seen and very much liked the movie, learned very little about his inner self. However, this is a very worthwhile movie for people who are generally interested in artists and/or those who love classical music (even when it contains a novel interpretation). I think the makers of this video did an excellent job—I'm assuming they didn't have a whole lot from the archives to work with. It's relentlessly interesting. Gould is not only an extreme pleasure to hear but also to watch.

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