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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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2 nominations See more »
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Worthy coverage of Cobain, but not for many See more (13 total) »

Cast

 

Kurt Cobain ... Himself - Interviewee
Michael Azerrad ... Himself - Interviewer (uncredited)

Courtney Love ... Herself (uncredited)

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
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Glinsman .... assistant director
Scott Stephan .... assistant director
 
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
Angela Bernardoni .... loader (as Angie Bernadoni)
Neil Holcomb .... gaffer
Ian Jennings .... best boy grip
Guido Ronge .... loader
Guido Ronge .... underwater camera operator
Gregory D. Smith .... key grip (as Greg Smith)
Forrest Thurman .... first assistant camera
Bela Trutz .... steadicam operator
Bob Webeck .... second assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
 
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Steve Fisk .... score performer
Benjamin Gibbard .... score performer
 
Other crew
Mando Lopez .... production coordinator
David Magdael .... publicist
Anne Stulz .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
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 Broken Flowers (2005)See more »
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Racing in the StreetSee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Worthy coverage of Cobain, but not for many, 21 February 2008
Author: D A from SoFla, UsA

A quiet, slow, but haunting meditation on the late rock hero may be an acquired taste for pre-existing fans, but ultimately ends up being a haunting character study regardless. Why this documentary really sticks out is in it's approach. Guided merely by audio clips of one of Cobain's last, and most in-depth interviews, the director shows long and lingering images of his surroundings while we listen to the troubled, quite misperceived star vent his frustrations with celebrity and recall his modest upbringings.

While slightly overlong with silent pauses in between statements, About A Boy is unique, intimate, and ultimately extremely satisfying in distilling some of the myths surrounding this icon and helping to re-humanize him again by giving us the visual counterparts to Cobain's world, without the hype.

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