Film List of Films Scored By Philip Glass

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List of movies with music composed by Philip Glass, listed alphabetically with trailers of the movies when available. This list includes any film scores composed by Philip Glass, ranging from smaller indie movies to larger blockbuster pictures. Film composers are responsible for writing and composing the music that plays during the movie, which is particularly important for dramas and adventure movies- imagine what Lord of the Rings would have sounded like without an amazing score. Useful bits of trivia are can be found below, such as who directed each film scored by Philip Glass and when the movie was first released. Philip Glass is a world renowned film composer, so if you're a music buff use this list to find the names of Philip Glass soundtracks that you haven't heard before.

List ranges from The Truman Show to Dracula and more.

This Philip Glass films list can help answer the question, "Which movies were scored by Philip Glass?"

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Bent Bent is a 1979 play by Martin Sherman. It revolves around the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany, and takes place during and after the Night of the Long Knives. The title of the play refers to ...more

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Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Tony Todd, Veronica Cartwright, Bill Nunn Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh is the 1995 sequel to the horror film Candyman, an adaptation of the Clive Barker short story "The Forbidden". It stars Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William ...more

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Cassandra's Dream Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Hayley Atwell Cassandra's Dream is a 2007 dramatic thriller film written and directed by Woody Allen. Filmed in the United Kingdom, it was released in 2007 in Europe and in January 2008 in the United States. ...more

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Chappaqua Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Ravi Shankar Chappaqua is a 1966 cult film written and directed by Conrad Rooks. The film is based on Rooks' experiences with drug addiction and includes cameo appearances by William S. Burroughs, Swami ...more

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Closet Land Alan Rickman, Madeleine Stowe Closet Land is a 1991 independent film written and directed by Radha Bharadwaj. The film stars Madeleine Stowe as Victim, a young author of children's books who is interrogated by a sadistic ...more

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Dracula Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle Dracula is a 1931 vampire-horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula. The film was produced by Universal and is based on the 1924 stage play Dracula by ...more

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Koyaanisqatsi Lou Dobbs Koyaanisqatsi, also known as Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance, is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke. The film consists ...more

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Kundun Sonam Phuntsok, Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong Kundun is a 1997 epic biographical film written by Melissa Mathison and directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the life and writings of the 14th Dalai Lama, the exiled political and ...more

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Mr. Nice Chloë Sevigny, Crispin Glover, Elsa Pataky Mr. Nice is a 2010 film directed by Bernard Rose. "The true story of Howard Marks. He was Britain's most wanted man. He spent seven years in America's toughest penitentiary. You'll like ...more

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Naqoyqatsi Steven Soderbergh, Bhagwan Mirchandani, Jack Shamblin Naqoyqatsi, also known as Naqoyqatsi: Life as War, is a 2002 film directed by Godfrey Reggio and edited by Jon Kane, with music composed by Philip Glass. It is the third and final film in the ...more

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