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Glenn Gould - Life & Times
Glenn Gould - Life Times
Actor: Glenn Gould
Director: David Langer
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2003     1hr 0min

Kultur Video presents an insightful biography of the multi-faceted Glenn Gould: the man and the musician?eccentric, loner, genius, jokester, broadcaster, documentary producer and world-acclaimed pianist. When Glenn Gould m...  more »


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Actor: Glenn Gould
Director: David Langer
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Classical
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/10/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Documentary 101
(3 out of 5 stars)

"For the Gould newcomer. The rest of us (Gould afficionados) should probably steer clear since we've seen and heard better. A basic documentary, rife with talking head commentary (although Tim Page's observations are worth listening to) and snippets of Gould looking Gouldian--mufflered, mittened, behatted, etc. One high point, though: the film of Gould swooning over the keyboard during a performance, rivulets of sweat sliding down his face, is breathtaking--the man was, after all, gorgeous in his youth. That "scene" is ranks above five points; the rest drags it down, though."
An Excellent Biography on Glenn Gould
BLee | HK | 08/31/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent in the sense that it explains to the audience almost all the mysteries of this great pianist of our time-- things like who sowed and subsequently watered the seed of music in him, why he was so quer about his own health, the rationale which made him detest live audience and the reason why he preferred to hum along when he was on the keyboard, and also what probably had cut short his life... This documentary explains almost everything to us with sufficient insights and with the least bias."