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      Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

      2007 1 hr. 55 min. Documentary Music List
      84% 32 Reviews Tomatometer 79% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A documentary about American composer Philip Glass. Read More Read Less

      Audience Reviews

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      Audience Member Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member An utterly superb, often hilarious, hugely informative study of the world's greatest working composer. Astonishing and touching, Glass is every bit as affable, intelligent and enigmatic as his superb, varied, mathematically structured compositions would lead you to believe. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member This documentary focuses on Philipp Glass's personal life while I actually expected to see more of the struggling process of his composing work and stuff. Still, this is a quite interesting piece as one still gets to listen to Glass's music. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Wonderful portrait of Phillip Glass, beautifully told and very revealing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Phillip Glass is a genius and his life and work are so inspiring. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Fav! Awesome doco about an awesome composer! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jeremy Eichler Boston Globe Rated: 2/4 Nov 24, 2011 Full Review Hank Sartin Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 16, 2011 Full Review Steve Smith Time Out Rated: 5/5 Nov 16, 2011 Full Review Simon Foster Hicks the fan never gets in the way of Hicks the documentarian - he paints Glass as a musical genius but also as the eccentric, fiery, temperamental artist he can be. Aug 9, 2010 Full Review Jeffrey Chen ReelTalk Movie Reviews Doesn't necessarily reveal the insight behind the composer's unique brand of music so much as display the working mode of a passionate artist. Rated: 7/10 Aug 22, 2009 Full Review Christopher Long Movie Metropolis Hicks avoids many of the pitfalls of artist portraits by grounding the musician firmly in every day reality. Jul 26, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A documentary about American composer Philip Glass.
      Scott Hicks
      Documentary, Music
      Original Language
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 21, 2009
      Box Office (Gross USA)