Heart of Glass
"Glass" is Out of Sync With Its Subject's Music, by Anne Midgette
I heard quite a bit of buzz in the music world about this Philip Glass documentary before it came out, largely concerning the dissolution of his marriage, which happened during the time the film was made, and was said to have taken place on camera. It's not nearly as dramatic as you might think. (After the film was made, Glass fell in love with the cellist Wendy Sutter and wrote for her the gorgeous "Songs and Poems for Solo Cello," one of my favorite Glass works ever.)
What actually bothered me about the film was the way it laid Glass open without giving much of a pay-off. For me, it was a poignant illustration of just how vulnerable someone makes himself when allowing himself to be profiled, and a reminder of how important it is that those of us who are doing the profiling -- filmmakers or journalists -- appreciate the seriousness of the undertaking.
Posted by: ianw2 | April 8, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: arebora | April 9, 2009 10:21 AM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.