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Last Days (2005)

A Seattle musician's life and career are reminiscent to those of Kurt Cobain.

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Introspective artist Blake is buckling under the weight of fame, professional obligations and a mounting feeling of isolation. Dwarfed by towering trees, Blake slowly makes his way through dense woods. He scrambles down an embankment to a fresh spring and undresses for a short swim. The next morning he returns to his house, an elegant, if neglected, stone mansion. Many people are looking for Blake--his friends, his managers and record label, even a private detective--but he does not want to be found. In the haze of his final hours, Blake will spend most his time by himself. He avoids the people who are living in his house, who approach him only when they want something, be it money or help with a song. He hides from one concerned friend and turns away another. He visits politely with a stranger from the Yellow Pages sales department, and he ducks into an underground rock club. He wanders through the woods and he plays a new song, one last rock and roll blowout. Finally, alone in the ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rock and roll will never die.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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13 May 2005 (France)  »

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Last Days - Últimos Dias  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$86,556, 24 July 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$454,711, 28 August 2005
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Gus Van Sant had originally intended to make a direct bio-pic of Kurt Cobain in the mid-1990's but ran into legal obstruction from Cobain's widow, Courtney Love. Undeterred, Van Sant met with Love to discuss some ideas for the film, as well as her possible involvement. Though the two actually became friends and discussed the film for years, Van Sant eventually realized that Love was too devastated by Cobain's death to ever collaborate on the film or even allow a bio-pic to ever be made and adapted his ideas into this fictionalized story. See more »

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Throughout the film Blake plays guitar both left handed and right handed. (Kurt Cobain - on whom Blake is reportedly based - played left handed.) See more »

Quotes

Blake: I'm being treated like I'm a... like I'm a... fucking criminal, you know?
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Referenced in Brows Held High: Gerry Redux! (2014) See more »

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La Guerre
Written by Clément Jannequin (as Janequin)
Recorded by The King's Singers
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By Arrangement with BBC Music
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Understanding Blake
29 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

A movie about the last days of Blake, which are similar to Cobain's last days, directed by Gus van Sant. It's pretty obvious who directed it because the style of the movie reminds to his previous movie "Elephant". The story isn't something extraordinary but that clearly wasn't the purpose of this movie. This movie tries to tell in the first place how lonely it is at the top. There isn't much dialog in the movie. It's more an effort in trying to understand Blake.

It isn't Van Sant's magnus opus, it won't become a timeless classic or an Oscar hit, but that doesn't bother. This movie is worth watching. I don't know you'll like it or not but i surely did.


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