A slightly academic character study of the great classical pianist, whose mysterious nature was reflected in his exacting, ghostly performance style. The film’s overriding impression of Gould–as a Keatsian Romantic too fragile for modern life–borders on hagiography, especially when the requisite talking heads appear to praise his obvious talent. Truly compelling, however, is the material about Gould’s innovative studio recordings and radio documentaries. The latter, evocative collages of music and philosophical narration, influenced Michele Hozer’s clever editing here: illustrating the interviews with home movies and esoteric stock footage, she adopts a Gouldian sense of counterpoint to let the subject matter ring out in several directions. Hozer and Peter Raymont directed.