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Crumb -- David Lynch produced this wild documentary that profiles the mind of underground comic book creator, artistic genius, sexual obsessive, and Fritz the Cat creator, R. Crumb.

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Release Date:
28 April 1995 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Weird sex · Obsession · Comic books
Plot:
An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
15 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Bordering On Sanity See more (90 total) »

Cast

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Robert Crumb ... Himself
Aline Kominsky ... Herself (as Aline Crumb)
Charles Crumb ... Himself
Maxon Crumb ... Himself
Robert Hughes ... Himself
Martin Muller ... Himself
Don Donahue ... Himself
Dana Morgan ... Herself (as Dana Crumb)
Trina Robbins ... Herself
Spain Rodriguez ... Himself
Bill Griffith ... Himself
Deirdre English ... Herself
Peggy Orenstein ... Herself
Beatrice Crumb ... Herself
Kathy Goodell ... Herself
Dian Hanson ... Herself
Sophie Crumb ... Herself
Jesse Crumb ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Frantz ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry Zwigoff 
 
Produced by
Albert Berger .... executive producer
Lianne Halfon .... executive producer
Neal Halfon .... co-producer
Lynn O'Donnell .... producer
Lawrence Wilkinson .... executive producer
Terry Zwigoff .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Boeddinghaus 
 
Cinematography by
Maryse Alberti 
 
Film Editing by
Victor Livingston 
 
Sound Department
David Franklin Bergad .... sound editor
Scott Breindel .... sound
Sara Chin .... assistant sound recordist
Chris Choy .... assistant sound recordist
Curtis Choy .... location sound recordist
Francesca Dodd .... dialogue editor
Doug Dunderdale .... assistant sound recordist
Michael Emery .... assistant sound recordist
Marjorie L. Hagar .... sound synchronisation
John Haptas .... assistant sound recordist
Scott Levitin .... dialogue editor
Steve Longstreth .... assistant sound recordist
Kyrsten Mate .... sound effects editor (as Kyrsten Mate Comoglio)
Wendy McLaughlin .... sound synchronisation
Walter Murch .... sound re-recording mixer
E. Jeane Putnam .... dialogue editor
Patti Tauscher .... sound synchronisation
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Arcidiacono .... assistant camera
Debbie Brubaker .... assistant camera
Michael Chin .... camera operator
Ray Day .... camera operator
Tina Di Feliciantonio .... assistant camera
Doug Dunderdale .... assistant camera
Jon Else .... camera operator
Ashley James .... camera operator
Kyle Kibbe .... camera operator
Hilary Morgan .... assistant camera
Nancy Morita .... camera operator
Steven Okazaki .... assistant camera
Tomas Tucker .... camera operator
Poly Veitzer .... assistant camera
David Weissman .... assistant camera
Mustapha Barat .... camera operator: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Helen Dersjant .... assistant editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Gene Zippo .... color timer
 
Music Department
David Boeddinghaus .... music arranger
James P. Johnson .... composer: song "Harlem Strut"
 
Other crew
Melissa Axelrod .... transcriptions
Eva Eilenberg .... intern
Jim Kallet .... edge-coding
John McCormick .... supply boy
Sean O'Brien .... production accountant
John Pierson .... producer's representative
Andy Reichsman .... location manager
Kippy Robinson .... production assistant
Jane Schneider .... intern
J. Michael Stremel .... production assistant
Jay Tannenbaum .... fundraising clip editor
Kim Yu .... publicist: canada
 
Thanks
Charles Crumb .... dedicatee
John Hays .... thanks
Joe Hutshing .... thanks
 

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Rated R for graphic sex-related cartoons, and for language
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119 min
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Trivia:
All the artwork by Charles Crumb seen in this movie was thrown away by his mother, Beatrice Crumb, after his death. She didn't think anybody would be interested in it.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: "San Francisco" is misspelled in the closing titles. The caption reads: "Max Crumb still lives in San Francicsco".See more »
Quotes:
Terry Zwigoff:What are you trying to get at in your work?
Robert Crumb:Jesus! I dunno. I don't work in terms of conscious messages. I can't do that. It has to be something that I'm revealing to myself while I'm doing it. It's hard to explain. Which means that, while I'm doing it, I don't know what it's about. You have to have the courage, or the... to take that chance, you know? What's gonna come out? What's coming out of this? I enjoy drawing. It's a deeply ingrained habit.
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63 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
Bordering On Sanity, 18 April 2001
Author: Karl Self from Yurp

After reading the couple of negative reviews of "Crumb" on IMDB I re - viewed the movie one more time just to make sure that the many times when I had seen this movie before, on the silver screen and on video, I have not been in a state of delusion. With the movie fresh in my mind I want to put out this message to all the people who have made depreciating statements such as "what is Crumb moaning about, he's famous now", "the Sixties weren't really like that", "it was just two hours of whining, rambling and unjustified complaining" etc. etc.: go back to your Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise big budget Oscar winners, and stop smearing dirt on one of the best documentaries ever made. So frigging what if it's shot with a hand - held camera and without studio lighting? "Crumb" is the real thing, it does not need any trickery or gloss. Basically it shows Robert Crumb, the artist famous for "Keep On Truckin'", "Fritz The Cat" (though he does not like to be associated with either of them) and "Mr. Natural", telling the story of his life through his wife and brothers, with a few scenes of him at a vernissage and a comic book store (etc.) thrown in for good measure. Call it a modern - day version of the van Gogh - story, or a look at the darker (or even just the non - Warner - Brothers) side of the flower - power generation, the human condition, the power of art, the battle of the sexes, a case history of mental illness, psychotic families, whatever. The story, and with it the film, is amazing and totally captivating. I have watched it many times and intend to watch it many times over. Give it a miss only if you expect some good, clean, family entertainment, but do so at your loss.

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