In The Truman Show (1999), the man playing the piano while Truman sleeps is composer Phillip Glass. He created some of the music for the movie, including the piece he is playing.


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In The Truman Show (1999), the man playing the piano while Truman sleeps is composer Phillip Glass. He created some of the music for the movie, including the piece he is playing.



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  2. Love Phillip Glass. One of the great.

    The opening song from Truman Show is in fact the theme song from the movie "Mishima" also scored by Glass. Great soundtrack for a pretty underappreciated movie, no surprise Glass could reuse it and no one would notice.

  3. Philip Glass is an amazing composer, I listen to him a lot when I study or when I’m reading. He scored other films too like The Hours and Koyaanisqatsi . Also, his versions of Bowie’s Heroes and Lodger are worth checking out. In my opinion for his best fully original stuff listen to Dance Nos. 1-5. That is all.

  4. Only nominated for a three academy awards… wow. I thought he would have a few but then again the academy likes music that blows their minds and Phillip’s minimalisyic style doesn’t necessarily do that.

  5. Fun fact: This American Life’s Ira Glass and Philip Glass are cousins! I learned during a live broadcast/performance when Ira brought him on to play something for the show. Blew my mind a little since I’ve been listening to both of them since I was a kid.

  6. Imagine if we didn’t know if Truman had schizophrenia or if he really was in a TV show. Instant classic. I mean it is, but not as popular as other movies.

  7. Just learnt about phillip glass after someone posted Koyannisqatsi on here recently. I really liked his music and I feel like Hans Zimmerman was strongly influenced by Glass

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