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Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve PartsFor 18 months, director Scott Hicks (Shine) followed Philip Glass around with a camera, and when the famous composer isn't scoring a film with...Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve PartsDocumentary, MusicalPT118MUnratedFor 18 months, director Scott Hicks (Shine) followed Philip Glass around with a camera, and when the famous composer isn't scoring a film with...2008-04-17Koch Lorber
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Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Genre: Documentary, Musical; Director: Scott Hicks; Runtime (in minutes): 118; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Koch Lorber

For 18 months, director Scott Hicks (Shine) followed Philip Glass around with a camera, and when the famous composer isn’t scoring a film with Woody Allen or premiering an opera in Erfurt, Germany, he’s cooking pizzas, walking along the beach, or talking with his two little boys on iChat. For fans, Glass is an informal and affectionate demystification of the artist that — like most movies about creators — can’t quite penetrate the mysteries of the art; it plays best as a long hang-out session with a friendly 70-year-old. B

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