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3 October 2007 (USA) See more »
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A revealing and intimate portrait of a misunderstood genius. See more »
Plot:
In this visual essay style documentary, intimate audio of journalist Michael Azerrad's interviews with Kurt Cobain is played over more recently photographed footage of Cobain's Washington state homes and haunts. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Kurt Cobain ... Narrator
Michael Azerrad ... Conversation participant (uncredited)

Courtney Love ... Conversation participant (uncredited)
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Directed by
AJ Schnack 
 
Produced by
Ravi Anne .... executive producer
Michael Azerrad .... co-producer
Chris Green .... producer
Noah Khoshbin .... producer
Richard Lim .... associate producer
Stephanie Meurer .... line producer
Jared Moshe .... associate producer
Shirley Moyers .... producer
Matthew Shattuck .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Steve Fisk 
Benjamin Gibbard 
 
Cinematography by
Wyatt Troll (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
AJ Schnack 
 
Production Management
Stephanie Meurer .... unit production manager
 
Art Department
Brad Vancata .... production illustrator
 
Sound Department
Justin Bates .... sound editor
Greg Morgenstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Morgenstein .... supervising sound editor
Kyle Schember .... supervising sound editor
Holger M. Thiele .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Dylan Chudzynski .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Holcomb .... gaffer
Ian Jennings .... best boy
Gregory D. Smith .... key grip
Bob Webeck .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
 
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Mando Lopez .... production coordinator
David Magdael .... publicist
Anne Stulz .... publicist (uncredited)
 
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John Flansburgh .... special thanks
John Linnell .... special thanks
Douglas Matejka .... very special thanks
 

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USA:96 min | Argentina:96 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Roughly eighty minutes into the film, Nirvana biographer and co-producer Michael Azerrad appears for a few seconds looking at the camera.See more »
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References Peyton Place (1957)See more »
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Kurt: Close up and Personal, 14 January 2008
Author: bruce_files_3 from a Beach

Cinematic Documentary has blossomed the last 10 years as more and more artists find reality interesting enough to make them stay away from "creating a world of their own", a.k.a. fiction. It was matter of time before the musical documentary would take the lead on this new interest in this genre of film-making -just like on TV before.

In those last years countless films have been released on anything that has to do with music -any kind of music. The most interesting of them weren't those about my (or your) favorite artists, but rather the ones that had a real cinematic approach on the way each was presenting the story. Moreover, the best of them were/are those that could be something more than just a "fairy-tale of drugs and self-destruction" or a "scientific musical analysis".

"About a Son" manages to pass this "test". Interested or not in Kurt Cobain, you cant ignore its cinematography; and that alone will be enough for you to sit and watch the film. But beyond this, the structure of the movie and director's subtle comments on Cobain's words are what make this a great documentary.

This is as close and personal you'll ever get to Kurt Cobain on film. Don't miss it.

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