Kurt Cobain About a Son

Kurt Cobain About a Son

Kurt Cobain
Director: A.J. Schnack Cast: Kurt Cobain
A.J. Schnack

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Filmmaker A.J. Schnack draws from over 25 hours of audio-taped interviews to offer an intimate meditation on the life of the man who changed the face of rock & roll in the 1990s in this film that uses materials originally gathered for music journalist Michael Azerrad's book Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana. From his early childhood to his discovery of music and his troubled attempts to make sense of his skyrocketing fame as a member of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain recounts his life in a series of previously unreleased recordings. By combining the interviews with footage of Aberdeen, Olympia, and Seattle -- three Washington cities that played a major role in Cobain's tragically short life -- director Schnack assembles a dreamlike journey into the mind of an oft-discussed but widely misunderstood legend. An ethereal score by Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Nirvana producer Steve Fisk, as well as songs by some of Cobain's favorite recording artists including David Bowie and the Melvins, merge with evocative imagery to strip away the legend and portray the subject as a real man whose talents stood in stark contrast to his ability to deal with the hardships of fame.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2008
UPC: 0826663107197
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:15:00
Sales rank: 50,554

Special Features

The Voices Behind About a Son featurette; Selected scene commentary by director AJ Schnack; On Location: Scouting video to scene comparison

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kurt Cobain Actor

Technical Credits
A.J. Schnack Director,Editor
Ravi Anne Executive Producer
Michael Azerrad Co-producer
Linda Cohen Musical Direction/Supervision
Steve Fisk Score Composer
Benjamin Gibbard Score Composer
Chris Green Producer
Michael Humphrey Animator
Ben Hurand Animator
Noah Khoshbin Producer
Richard Lim Associate Producer
Jared Moshé Associate Producer
Shirley Moyers Producer
Otto Nemenz Camera Operator
Guido Ronge Camera Operator
Jody Schaeffer Animator
Matthew Shattuck Associate Producer
Ryan Stuit Sound Editor
Tomorrow's Brightest Minds Animator
Wyatt Troll Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kurt Cobain: About a Son
2. Aberdeen [33:18]
3. Olympia [23:52]
4. Seattle [28:13]

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