Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould


1h 34m 1993

Brief Synopsis

An impressionistic approach to the life and times of the iconoclastic classical pianist. Each of the 32 sections in Francois Girard's film is a variation on Gould. Along the way viewers will learn of the artist and the recluse, the humorist and the nature-lover, the financier and the iconoclast. Und

Film Details

Release Date
1993
Production Company
Canadian Broadcasting Company (Cbc); Manta Digital Sound & Picture; NASA; National Film Board Of Canada; Ontario Film Development Corporation; Rhombus Media, Inc.; Rtp Radio E Televisao De Portugal; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
GOLDWYN; MAX FILMS/SAMUEL GOLDWYN COMPANY; Pbs; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

An impressionistic approach to the life and times of the iconoclastic classical pianist. Each of the 32 sections in Francois Girard's film is a variation on Gould. Along the way viewers will learn of the artist and the recluse, the humorist and the nature-lover, the financier and the iconoclast. Underscoring it all: Gould himself, peerlessly performing music by Bach, Hindemith and others.

Cast

Colm Feore

Glenn Gould

Derek Keurvorst

Gould'S Father

Katya Lada

Gould'S Mother

Devon Anderson

Young Glenn Age--3

Joshua Greenblatt

Young Glenn Age--8

Sean Ryan

Young Glenn Age--13

Kate Hennig

Chambermaid

Sean Doyle

Porter

Sharon Bernbaum

Female Guide

Don Mckellar

Concert Promoter

David Hughes

Stagehand

Carlo Rota

Cbs Producer

Peter Millard

Cbs Engineer

John Dolan

Cbs Assistant Engineer

Allegra Fulton

Waitress

Dick Callahan

1st Trucker

Guy Thauvette

2nd Trucker

R D Reid

3rd Trucker

Conrad Bergschneider

4th Trucker

Gerry Quigley

Music Critic

Gale Garnett

Journalist

David Young

Writer

James Kidnie

Photographer

Maia Filar

Girl

Marina Anderson

Mother

Marie-josee Gauthier

Professor

Nick Mckinney

Interpreter

Moynan King

Questioning Woman

Knowlton Nash

V O Announcer

Michael Kopsa

1st Broker

Len Doncheff

2nd Broker

Ian D Clark

Phillip Brennan

David Clement

Desmond

Jimmy Loftus

1st Waiter

Frank Canino

2nd Waiter

Yehudi Menuhin

Bruno Monsaingeon (Interview)

Jessie Greig

Margaret Pacsu (Interview)

Walter Homburger

Megan Smith (Interview In Crossed Paths)

Bubba Phillips

Ray Roberts (Interview In Crossed Paths)

Bob Sylverman

Jill R Cobb (Interview In Crossed Paths)

Mario Prizak

Elyse Mach (Interview In Crossed Paths)

Vern Edquist

Valerie Verity (Interview In Crossed Paths)

Bruno Monsaingeon

1st Violin (1st Opus)

Gilles Apap

2nd Violin (1st Opus)

Jean Marc Apap

Viola (1st Opus)

Marc Coppey

Cello (1st Opus)

Denis Bilodeau

Irradiated Person ("Diary Of One Day")

Gilles Chouinard

Irradiated Person ("Diary Of One Day")

Frank Degagnes

Irradiated Person ("Diary Of One Day")

Alain Dostie

Irradiated Person ("Diary Of One Day")

François Girard

Irradiated Person ("Diary Of One Day")

Jean-pierre Girard

Irradiated Person ("Diary Of One Day")

Jennifer Jonas

Irradiated Person ("Diary Of One Day")

Pascale Landry

Irradiated Person ("Diary Of One Day")

Michel Proulx

Irradiated Person ("Diary Of One Day")

Jean-loiu Sinard

Irradiated Person ("Diary Of One Day")

Elyse Mach

Interview Conductor ("Motel Wawa")

David Hughes

Crew

Alexa Anthony

Set Decorater/ Buyer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Music "Aria From The Goldberg Variations" (("Aria") "Two Part Invention No 13" ("45 Seconds And A Chair") "Prelude From English Suite No 5" ("Gould Meets Gould") "Prelude No 2 From The Well Tempered Clavier" ("Cd 318") "Gigue From English Suite No 2" ("Passion According To Gould") "Prelude From English Suite No 2" ("Questions With No Answers") "Variation No 19 From The Goldberg Variations" ("A Letter") "Fugue No 14 From The Well Tempered Clavier" ("Gould Meets Mclaren") "Sarabande From French Suite No 1" ("Leaving") "Prelude In D Minor From Nine Little Preludes" ("Voyager") "Prelude No 1 From The Well Tempered Clavier" ("Aria") "Contrapunctis No 9 From The Art Of The Fugue")

Derek J Baskerville

Wardrobe Master

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Music "Allegro From Sonata No 13" ("Hamburg") "32 Variations In C Minor" ("Variation In C Minor") "Allegreto From Sonata No 17" ("Practice")

Claudine Blain

Negative Cutter

Deirdre Bowen

Casting

Stephen Butson

Production Assistant

Rudy Buttignol

Archival Footage ("Voyager")

Kathryn Casault

Makeup Artist

Petula Clark

Song Performer "Downtown" ("Truck Stop")

Jonathan Cott

Other

Shelley Craig

Rerecording

David Crone

Steadicam Operator

Gerard Dacquay

Location Sound (2nd Unit) (Europe)

Alix Davis

Location Manager

Mary Ellen Davis

Subtitles

Alain Dostie

Director Of Photography

Leslie Druker

Script Supervisor

Sylvaine Dufaux

Pixilation Camera (2nd Unit) (Montreal)

Charles Dunlop

Design Consultant

Leonard Farlinger

2nd Assistant Director

Niv Fichman

Producer

Yuval Fichman

Other

Maurice Forger

Production Assistant (2nd Unit) (Montreal)

David Forsythe

Production Assistant

Stuart French

Location Sound

François Girard

Screenwriter

Remo Girlato

Co-Unit Manager

James A Gore

Assistant

Glenn Gould

Music "Opus No 1" ("Opus No 1")

Judith Gwendolyn Goulet

Pixilation Camera Assistant (2nd Unit) (Montreal)

Peter Gravel

Assistant Camera (2nd Unit) (Montreal)

Robert Gray

Subtitles

Rich Harkness

Assistant Sound Editor

Tony Hatch

Song "Downtown" ("Truck Stop")

Paul Hindemith

Music "Sehr Lebhaft From Sonata No 3" ("Pills") "Ruhig Bewegte Viertel From Sonata No 1" ("Motel Wawa")

Roger Hinrich

Assistant Cameraman (2nd Unit) (Europe)

Louis Hone

Foley Recordist

Don Hunstein

From Archival Photograph ("45 Seconds And A Chair")

Catherine Hunt-toronto

Post-Production Coordinator

Gaetan Huot

Editor

Jennifer Jonas

1st Assistant Director

Jennifer Jonas

Project Development

Dezzy Kadar

Other

Amy Kaufman

Line Producer

Amy J. Kaufman

Line Producer

George Kerr

Dailies

Roscoe Kerr

Bestboy Electric

Matthew Kitchen

Production Coordinator (2nd Unit) (Europe)

Gudrun Klawe

Other

Pierre Landry

Photo Animation

Richard Lanoue

Video Transfers

John Larose

Co-Unit Manager

Steve Lefave

Property Master

Rick Leger

Camera Car Operator

Diane Leroux

Negative Cutter

Jeremy Lyle

Other

Ross Mackie

Truck & Photos Provider ("Truck Stop")

Andy Malcolm

Foley Artist

Scott Mansfield

Extras Casting

Terry Mardini

Apprentice

Daniel Masse

Location Sound (2nd Unit) (Montreal)

Naomi Mccormack

Other

Doug Mccullough

Assistant Set Dresser

Don Mckellar

Screenwriter

Nick Mckinney

Research & Additional Writing

John Moseley

Set Construction

Linda Muir

Costume Designer

Chantal Neveu

Research

Ian Nothnagel

Lead Set Dresser

Tom O'riley

Bestboy Grip

Louise Overy

Titles

David Owen

Gaffer

Marcelo Padovani

Hair Stylist

Sean Parker

Office Assistant

Lynda Pelley

Photo Animation

Brian Potts

Key Grip

Sergei Sergeevich Prokofiev

Music "Precipitato From Sonata No 7" ("The Tip")

Anthony Ramsey

Dailies

Christopher Raucamp

1st Assistant Cameraman

John Rubino

Associate Art Director

Garfield Russell

Set Construction

Carl Savage

Dailies

Erika Schengili-roberts

Boom Operator

Arnold Schoenberg

Music "Gigue From Suite For Piano" ("Diary Of One Day") "Leicht Zart From Six Little Pieces For Piano" ("Forty-Nine")

Alexander Scriabin

Music "Desir From Two Pieces" ("Personal Ad")

Diana Seko

Craft Services

Chris Sharp

Assistant Set Dresser

Jean Sibelius

Music "Andantino From Sonatina No 2" ("Solitude")

Cactus Simser

Vehicle Wrangler

Michel Siry

Production Manager (2nd Unit) (Montreal)

John Douglas Smith

Sound Editor

Dean Stinchcombe

Other

Jennifer Sam Straiton

Production Assistant

Richard Strauss

Music "Adagio From Sonata In B Minor" ("Crossed Paths")

Jane Tattersall

Sound Editor

Arturo Toscanini

Music Conductor "Tristan Und Isolde" Overture ("Lake Simcoe")

Ed Visnovake

Other

Cylla Von Tiedemann

Still Photography

Richard Wagner

Music "Tristan Und Isolde" Overture ("Lake Simcoe")

Barry Wood

Titles

Karen Wookey

Production Coordinator

Film Details

Release Date
1993
Production Company
Canadian Broadcasting Company (Cbc); Manta Digital Sound & Picture; NASA; National Film Board Of Canada; Ontario Film Development Corporation; Rhombus Media, Inc.; Rtp Radio E Televisao De Portugal; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
GOLDWYN; MAX FILMS/SAMUEL GOLDWYN COMPANY; Pbs; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Prix Italia, Special Prize, 1995.

Winner of the Bandeira Paulista Award for Direction a the 1994 Sao Paulo International Film Festival.

Winner of the Best of the Festival Award at the 1994 Melbourne International Film Festival.

Winner of four 1993 Genie Awards, including best motion picture, best director, best cinematography and best editing.

Released in United States Spring April 14, 1994

Released in United States on Video February 28, 1995

Released in United States 1993

Released in United States September 1993

Released in United States October 1993

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States January 1994

Released in United States February 1994

Released in United States March 1994

Released in United States April 1994

Released in United States June 1994

Released in United States October 1994

Shown at Venice Film Festival August 31 - September 11, 1993.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 26 - September 6, 1993.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 9-18, 1993.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 1-17, 1993.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 28 - May 12, 1994.

Shown at Sao Paulo International Film Festival October 20 - November 4, 1994.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 6-16, 1994.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (International Forum of Young Cinema) February 10-21, 1994.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 4-13, 1994.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival April 7-17, 1994.

Shown at USA Film Festival in Dallas April 21-28, 1994.

Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 10-24, 1994.

Released in United States Spring April 14, 1994

Released in United States on Video February 28, 1995

Released in United States 1993 (Shown at Venice Film Festival August 31 - September 11, 1993.)

Released in United States 1993 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 26 - September 6, 1993.)

Released in United States April 1994 (Shown at USA Film Festival in Dallas April 21-28, 1994.)

Released in United States June 1994 (Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 10-24, 1994.)

Released in United States June 1994 (Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival June 4-18, 1994.)

Released in United States October 1994 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 6-16, 1994.)

Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival June 4-18, 1994.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 6-16, 1994.

Broadcast in USA over PBS on "Great Performances" December 2O, 1995.

Released in United States September 1993 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 9-18, 1993.)

Released in United States October 1993 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 1-17, 1993.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 28 - May 12, 1994.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at Sao Paulo International Film Festival October 20 - November 4, 1994.)

Released in United States January 1994 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 6-16, 1994.)

Released in United States January 1994 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Special Screenings) in Park City, Utah January 20-30, 1994.)

Released in United States February 1994 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (International Forum of Young Cinema) February 10-21, 1994.)

Released in United States March 1994 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 4-13, 1994.)

Released in United States April 1994 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival April 7-17, 1994.)