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Glass - A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Synopsis
In July 2005, Scott Hicks started shooting a documentary about the composer Philip Glass to celebrate his 70th anniversary in 2007. Over the next 18 months, Hicks followed Philip across three continents and was given unprecedented access to Glass’ working process, family life, spiritual teachers and long time collaborators. The film provides a unique glimpse into the life of a surprising, complex and at times controversial man.

DVD extras include: Theatrical Trailer; Audio commentary by director Scott Hicks; Deleted/extended scenes featuring Laurie Anderson, Geoffrey Reggio and Dennis Russell Davies; Performances including "Dracula" (with the Kranos Quartet), "Metamorphosis" (solo piano), "Orion" (Philip Glass Ensemble) and "Einstein on the Beach"; Bonus Interviews
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2007
Subjects
Music
Keywords
biographies; Glass, Philip

Credits

Director
Scott Hicks
Contributor
Philip Glass

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£8.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
115 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Drakes Avenue

Web
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Phone
020 7436 8001
Address
c/o Verve Pictures
Kenilworth House
79/80 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8TA

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