Glenn Gould: On and Off the Record

Title:Glenn Gould: Off the Record” / “Glenn Gould: On the Record
Year: 1959
Directors: Wolf Koenig & Roman Kroitor
Writer: Stanley Jackson (commentary)
Starring: Glenn Gould
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, Glenn Gould
Length: 30 minutes (each)
Synopsis: a documentary crew follows Glenn Gould, to his home (“off the record”) and to a recording session (“on the record”)
How I saw it: on video (rented on VHS from the library), July 2008
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Objective Rating: 6/10 (points off for story, cinematography, special effects/design and acting (n/a)) c. 2.8/4 (Good).

Not a great documentary – very low budget – but you can’t go wrong with the subject.


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