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Philip Glass

Highest Rated:   100% Under African Skies (2012)
Lowest Rated:   42% No Reservations (2007)
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Avant-garde composer Philip Glass is internationally respected for his innovative minimalist orchestral music that is strongly influenced by both East Indian and rock music, and includes compositions utilizing traditional orchestral instruments and electronic music. Glass is also known for his modern-day operas, including Einstein on the Beach (1976). The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he worked as a child in his father's record store and simultaneously studied at the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore. Already an exceptional pianist, he began attending the University of Chicago at age 15. Glass also was a wrestler of note. Glass next studied composition at Julliard and then went to Paris to study under Nadine Boulanger on a Fullbright scholarship. He also became closely associated with sitarist Ravi Shankar who was a major influence on Glass' work. Glass has composed music for feature films and major documentaries such as North Star in the late '70s.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music
  • Actor
2014
100% Under African Skies
  • Actor
2012
59% Dancing Across Borders
  • Actor
2010
65% Patti Smith: Dream of Life
  • Actor
2008
84% Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell
  • Actor
2008
42% No Reservations
  • Man at Cafe
$43.1M 2007
No Score Yet The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music
  • Actor
2007
76% Absolute Wilson
  • Actor
2006
57% Richard Serra: Thinking on Your Feet
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Best of Secter & the Rest of Secter
  • Actor
2005
48% Naqoyqatsi (Naqoyqatsi: Life as War)
  • Screenwriter
2002
No Score Yet A Brief History of Errol Morris
  • Actor
2000
94% The Truman Show
  • Keyboard Artist
1998
100% Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Two Moon July
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Philip Glass and the Making of Akhnaten
  • Actor
1987
89% Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet 4 American Composers: Philip Glass
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Four American Composers
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Music with Roots in the Aether: Opera for Television by Robert Ashley
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
  • Performer
  • 2007
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Musical Guest
  • Performer
  • 1986

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