Glass: A Portrait of Philip In Twelve Parts
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In 2005, award-winning director Scott Hicks began shooting a documentary about the legendary composer Philip Glass. Over the next 18 months, Scott followed Philip across three continents - from his annual ride on the Coney Island "Cyclone" roller coaster to the world premier of his new opera in Germany. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass's working process, family and long time collaborators (including Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and Errol Morris), Hicks provides a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the life of a surprising and complex man, creating a remarkable portrait of one of the greatest artists of all time.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 32
- Fresh: 27
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A hair's breadth from hagiography, Scott Hicks's Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts is much like its subject: affable, quotable and emotionally guarded in the extreme.
Fresh: As haunting in its own way as one of Glass' own works.
Fresh: Hicks structures Glass in 12 vignettes, each highlighting a different aspect of Glass' life, and some are more compelling than others.
Fresh: Glass's status as one of America's most venerated and mocked highbrows matches gracefully with his peripatetic cultural and spiritual life.
This insight on his life and music was wonderfull.