In Steve McQueen’s new film, Shame, there is (specifically) a scene where the main character, Brandon (a sex addict) is running. The shot is long, drawn out, borderline boring. While running, Brandon is accompanied by Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E Minor; this particular recording was performed by Glenn Gould. I absolutely love that McQueen used music which is so steady, even, meticulous, yet played by a total crazy. Glenn Gould was infamous for only using a particular chair [made by his father] while he played, which would wobble as he constantly rotated his body in a circular motion. Similarly, Brandon is perceived by others as a composed individual. He is handsome, neat and essentially put together well. My point? I was excited to make this connection while watching the film and even more excited that McQueen executed this with grace.