Friday, 1 May 2015

Film Friday: Cobain - Montage of Heck


Plot Montage of Heck is a new documentary about Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. It's endorsed by his family and includes footage of Kurt as a toddler right through to home videos of him with Courtney and his own baby, Frances. 
Guest appearances Apart from family, Courtney features, in past footage and recent footage. I did notice that Dave Grohl was strangely absent (edit: after some googling, apparently Grohl's footage was recorded too late on to make it into the film).
Fun facts Montage of Heck was named after a mixtape Kurt made, which was released online last year featuring some of his favourite music.
Overall This was a really good documentary. The animated sections worked really well and brought some of Kurt's drawings to life, though Tom and I pondered afterwards whether we'd be happy with some of our personal sketchbooks being revealed to the world or not. Some of the footage is a bit uncomfortable to watch too as it is so personal. But I did enjoy seeing early clips of the band, and the music still sounds great; I was reminded of just how good a songwriter Kurt was.
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  1. I only realised this was on at Phoenix when it was too late to see it - aaagh! Gutted! I have had another friend make the comment about feeling slightly uncomfortable about seeing the more personal stuff. Neverthless, I'll be watching as soon as it's available online.

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    1. Ah... it's on at Quad next week if you were willing to drive to Derby! x

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  2. I'm excited about seeing this

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