Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Overview

Shine director Scott Hicks documents a year in the life of prolific composer Philip Glass in order to explore the work that goes into creating a symphony and offer a detailed overview of his subject's remarkable career. Glass may be a composer whose name is virtually synonymous with the minimalist music movement, but one shouldn't be so quick to pigeonhole the composer. A musician who is outwardly confident and at times unpredictable, Glass works tirelessly to create a composition entitled "Symphony No. 8" for ...
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Overview

Shine director Scott Hicks documents a year in the life of prolific composer Philip Glass in order to explore the work that goes into creating a symphony and offer a detailed overview of his subject's remarkable career. Glass may be a composer whose name is virtually synonymous with the minimalist music movement, but one shouldn't be so quick to pigeonhole the composer. A musician who is outwardly confident and at times unpredictable, Glass works tirelessly to create a composition entitled "Symphony No. 8" for orchestra, as well as an opera entitled Waiting for the Barbarians. Additional conversations with Glass's family and friends highlight how the composer is able to retain his creative spirit while simultaneously remaining a devoted family man.
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Special Features

Over 3 Hours of Extras Including: Bonus Performances; Interviews; Deleted / Extended Scenes; Director's Commentary Plus Booklet with Production Notes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/2009
  • UPC: 741952316497
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Koch Lorber Films
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:59:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,912

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Philip Glass Participant
Ravi Shankar Interviewee
Chuck Close Interviewee
Errol Morris Interviewee
Woody Allen Interviewee
Martin Scorsese Interviewee
Technical Credits
Scott Hicks Director, Cinematographer, Producer
Philip Glass Score Composer
Kerry Heysen Executive Producer
Stephen Jess Editor
Susanne Preissler Producer
Roger Sexton Executive Producer
Lindsay Skutch Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts
1. Part One: Introduction & A Day at the Office [6:42]
2. Part Two: Downtown [12:53]
3. Part Three: Summer In Nova Scotia [9:29]
4. Part Four: Snapshots [12:22]
5. Part Five: Riding To Work On Mars [11:57]
6. Part Six: A Door Into Another World [10:31]
7. Part Seven: "Einstein On The Beach" [4:30]
8. Part Eight: The Foggy Field [7:25]
9. Part Nine: The Spirit Within [13:54]
10. Part Ten: Rehearsing Barbarians [10:56]
11. Part Eleven: The Underlying Passion [6:07]
12. Part Twelve: Opening Night [9:07]
1. Joanne Akalaitis [1:32]
2. Laurie Anderson [2:10]
3. Laurie Anderson, "She Said: 'What Is History?'" [:57]
4. Nico Huhly [5:48]
5. Godfrey Reggio [2:01]
6. Victor Sanchez [2:26]
7. Philip at Work with Dennis Russell Davies [2:34]
8. Composing Methods and Work [2:56]
9. Philip and Marlowe Glass on the Beach [1:57]
Disc #2 -- Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts
1. Earliest Musical Memories [4:13]
2. The University of Chicago [3:15]
3. The Juilliard School of Music [7:08]
4. Nadia Boulanger [12:30]
5. Ravi Shankar [2:26]
6. A Moment of Revelation [4:41]
7. Creating The Ensemble [4:14]
8. Early Ensemble [1:38]
9. Journey to the East [1:39]
10. Tibet House [1:36]
11. Music As An Offering [2:42]
12. Writing Music Is Listening To Music [7:24]
13. Following the Sound of the Sound [3:51]
14. Mind and Body Maintenance [4:47]
15. The Unseen World [6:28]
16. Einstein At The Met [7:36]
17. Reaction to Einstein [4:37]
18. Minimalism [2:52]
19. One Plus One [2:30]
20. Criticism [1:08]
21. Ensemble Audiences [2:22]
22. Style and Technique [2:26]
23. Musical Evolution [1:11]
24. The Engine of Change [1:49]
25. Foday Musa Suso [1:44]
26. Godfrey Reggio [2:19]
27. Family [3:12]
28. Art: Escape Or Liberation? [6:43]
1. "Dracula" Philip Glass and Michael Riesman Rehearse with Kronos Quartet [6:41]
2. "Metamorphosis" Solo Piano Performance In Melbourne [23:15]
3. "Orion" With the Philip Glass Ensemble and Featured Artists Mark Atkins, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Ashley Macisaac, Wu Man, Kartik Seshadri, Foday Musa Suso, Uakti and Michael [37:09]
4. "Einstein On The Beach" Leigh Warren and Dancers In Rehearsal with the Adelaide Vocal Project [4:35]
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