IMDb > Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006)
Kurt Cobain About a Son
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
7.4/10   2,507 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 3% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Kurt Cobain About a Son on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
3 October 2007 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The OFFICIAL story. See more (12 total) »

Cast

 

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

Courtney Love ... Conversation participant (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
 
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)
 
Thanks
John Flansburgh .... special thanks
John Linnell .... special thanks
Douglas Matejka .... very special thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
USA:96 min | Argentina:96 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Roughly eighty minutes into the film, Nirvana biographer and co-producer Michael Azerrad appears for a few seconds looking at the camera.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "H.R. Pufnstuf" (1969)See more »
Soundtrack:
It's LateSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The OFFICIAL story., 4 April 2008
Author: frankzappayay from United Kingdom

This is the official story. I don't think many people realise that that a lot of the stuff written about Kurt and Nirvana was either sensationalised, or just completely made up. This story though is one of the very few true stories. It is based on Michael Azerrad's book, "Come As You Are", which was official and was made with the help of the band, and their friend's and families.

This movie is made WITH the actual discussions of Kurt with Michael. So the entire movie is basically just Kurt talking, and the movie makers then just added pictures to what Kurt was talking about.

Sometimes it's a photograph or a painting, but a lot of the time it is actual footage of the people and places in this story, and it makes it so much easier to visualise what Kurt is talking about, when it presented so well for you like that.

If you have read the book, this is like a watered down version of that, but it is still worth a watch because you are hearing it from Kurt himself, and you are hearing the quotes in their original form. For the book, some of the quotes were taken apart and put in different stages in the story to make it fit together properly. So here it is in it's raw form which is interesting. And there are a few things that didn't make the book.

I really liked the visual aspect though. Some said it should have just been an audio CD, well I completely disagree, (as do other people). The pictures visualise everything for you, so you get the full emotional experience. Your mind doesn't have to wander around, trying to think about what Kurt is saying. The pictures are already here for you, so it gives you time to think about what Kurt is actually saying. It also shows you a lot of things that are in the story. The actual places Kurt lived and hung out etc. Hearing him talking and seeing the footage of this stuff just seemed to fit together perfectly, and it surprises me that some people didn't appreciate that.

Seeing Olympia, Aberdeen, and Montesano etc.. it helps show the story that is being told.

Basically this gets two thumbs up from me. It's a must watch for a Nirvana / Kurt fan, and probably an interesting watch for people who aren't even fans.

My only notes to you would be that it is pretty sad, and also it a VERY thinned out version of what you get from the book, so if you want more, you really should get the book too.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (12 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
FAN MADE KURT COBAIN BIOPIC declanpowers-1
nudity? comground
Untitled Kurt Cobain Project (2009)... preach-boy
Does anyone know what his stomach pains were (in a medical diagnosis) theprecious216
Kurt's prognosis on music absauers
layne staley mottrn6
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Kurt & Courtney Chris & Don. A Love Story I'm Not There. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson The Kid Stays in the Picture
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.