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Glenn Gould - Hereafter / A retrospective film of the life and work of Glenn Gould [DVD]

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A retrospective of the life and work of Glenn Gould, Hereafter synthesizes an incredible wealth of archival material from various sources, some of it previously unreleased. Made as if narrated by Gould himself, Hereafter is a fantastic window opened to the world of a true musical genius, whose magic touches us from beyond the grave. The DVD contains a 20 page booklet with an authoritative essay by the director, a biography and the complete music tracks included in the film.

"To many, Glenn Gould was a mad eccentric who eschewed the concert platform for the recording studio. But a new BBC film by Bruno Monsaingeon, who knew Gould well, discovers a sane genius. The distinguished French film-maker Bruno Monsaingeon worked with Gould on a series of 23 TV programmes, filmed Gould playing the 'Goldberg Variations' in 1981, and has written four books about him. His new film, 'Glenn Gould: Hereafter,' is a moving tribute to an artist whose effect on Monsaingeon's life and work was immeasurable. The film is not a straightforward biography, nor a head-on tackling of the Gouldian myths and mysteries. Instead it traces a subtle path from the extremes of the opening - a picture of the moon, overlaid by Gould's voice eagerly explaining how he has worked out how many seconds he has been alive - to a conclusion by when even the most hardened cynics will probably have come to view him as far from mad. He emerges as a free-thinking visionary, ahead of his time and saner than most." -Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine

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Run Time: 106 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.0
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Italian
Country of Origin: Europe



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Works Details

>Various : Works
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Period Time: 20th Century