32 SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD
Release Date: November 26, 1993
Starring: Colm Feore
Audience: Suitable for all ages, but
content and themes are complex
and would not be of great
interest to children.
Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Runtime: 94 minutes
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Company
Director: Francois Girard
Producer: Niv Fichman
Writer: Francois Girard and Don Mckellar
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It is perhaps a fitting tribute to their subject that the makers of 32 SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD chose a highly original, creative--and, at times, eccentric--approach to telling his story. It is a series of vignettes, observations, meditations, and variations on a complicated theme. Each of the 32 segments is self-contained, specifically titled on-screen and usually accompanied by Gould's rendition of music ranging from Bach to Shoenberg. While most of the episodes shed some light on a fascinating life, there are also a few moments when the peculiarities--both of Gould and this film--begin to wear thin. The movie is suitable for all ages, although the complexity of its themes will not appeal to children.