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Stuff you need to know to fully enjoy the inventive and affecting biographical fantasia Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould starring Canadian stage actor Colm Feore: (1) Gould was the extremely brilliant and extremely eccentric Canadian pianist who died of a stroke in 1982 at the age of 50. He wore scarves and mittens in summertime and made humming noises that are audible on his recordings and he loved to talk on the phone at all hours. (2) Gould’s recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations is his masterpiece. (3) There are 32 parts to the Goldberg Variations. Get it? Good. This is really cool.