Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)

The highly acclaimed and famously eccentric classical pianist Glenn Gould is the subject of this idiosyncratic film portrait. As the title suggests, Gould's life is explored through a series of thirty-two self-contained but interrelated… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 14, 1993
DVD Release Date: February 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the great documentaries, or if you will semi-documentaries.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

An engaging and rather appropriate perspective on the gifted and eccentric musician.

Emanuel Levy

The film's strategy is to present many diverse fragments about Gould, each capturing an aspect of his artistry and/or personality, so that the cumulative effect would give the viewer a glimpse of the man and his times.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Imaginative and engaging work of art which pioneers a new form of screen biography.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

...but not one long one.

Jaime N. Christley
Apollo Guide

The films are short, vignettes mostly, but in concert they do more than a conventional two-hour biopic ever could.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Sigur
A really original and well crafted film with a great performance by Colm Feore. I didn't know a lot about this Gould guy, but I am pretty sure that I would… More
Bill Cavros
The movie is constructed of 32 short films that fit together on a preverbal way. There really is no time line and all of the segments are shot in stunningly… More
Jennifer Xu
I have such mixed feelings about this film. The musical selection was perfect. Glenn Gould has always been one of my favorite pianists and his music brings this… More
John Ballantine
A unique way to pay tribute to one of the most underappreciated performers in history. The 32 short films I'm sure contributed to the inspiration for many… More