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GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS

Australia, 2008 (MIFF 2008, Documentaries)

Director: Scott Hicks

GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS

“I've been called a minimalist composer for more than 30 years, and while I've never really agreed with the description, I've gotten used to it.” - Philip Glass

In the year of his 70th birthday, the three-time Academy Award-nominated Philip Glass remains one of the most influential composers of his time, and he is widely acknowledged as having brought art music to the masses. Collaborating with artists as wide ranging as Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and Aphex Twin, he has created operas, symphonies, concertos, film scores and solo works. In Glass, director Scott Hicks (Shine) explores the man in 12 parts, a mosaic portrait of his past, his process, and his life as seen through the prism of the present. Features appearances from Errol Morris, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese.

D/P Scott Hicks WS The Film Sales Company TD 35mm/2008/119mins

See also...

SHINE

Australia, 1996
It is Australia, the late 1950's. A talented young teenage boy studies piano under the stern tutelage of his domineering father. Although offered a scholarship to study further in the US, his father … More »

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