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Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 3 October 2007 (USA)
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.

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AJ Schnack

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kurt Cobain ... Himself - Interviewee
Nathan Streifel ... High Schooler in the Hallway
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Storyline

An intimate and moving meditation on the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain, based on more than 25 hours of previously unheard audiotaped interviews conducted with Cobain by noted music journalist Michael Azerrad for his book "Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana." In the film, Kurt Cobain recounts his own life - from his childhood and adolescence to his days of musical discovery and later dealings with explosive fame - and offers often piercing insights into his life, music, and times. The conversations heard in the film have never before been made public and they reveal a highly personal portrait of an artist much discussed but not particularly well understood. Written by AJ Schnack

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Kurt Cobain in his own words. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kurt Cobain Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Aberdeen, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,749, 7 October 2007

Gross USA:

$87,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$126,432
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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 »

Quotes

Narrator: I never intended to have some kind of a mystery about us, it's just that i didn't have anything to say in the beginning and now that it's gone on long enough that there's actually a story in a way, but still i think every night that you leave i think, god my life is so fucking boring, compared to so many people i know, we don't deserve to have a book written about us.
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Connections

References Broken Flowers (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Man Who Sold the World
Written and Performed by David Bowie
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More of an audio book Documentary than a film but a lot of good stuff.
27 November 2017 | by rukstar69See all my reviews

I enjoyed these recording of Kurt very much. It gives you a real understanding of how misunderstood Kurt was but also what made him so special. This film goes into Kurts views and how he felt from an out of place kid from Aberdeen to an Iconic rock star that never really wanted to be in the spotlight. A must see or maybe even just listen for any Nirvana fan....Kurt was the definition of " The man who sold the world"


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