Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

Montage of Heck

DVD - 2015
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Documents the life and career of rock musician Kurt Cobain, featuring archival footage, never-before-seen home videos, cassette recordings and animations.
Publisher: Umgd
Woodland Hills, CA : UMe, [2015]
ISBN: 9786316294029
Branch Call Number: 92 C6329k 2015 DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1
Additional Contributors: Morgen, Brett
Alternative Title: Montage of heck


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There were parts of this that I watched more than once, because they were so good. After watching this it seems Kurt's end was sadly inevitable.

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May 09, 2018

This film is over 2 hours and yet by the end you know very little about Kurt Cobain or Nirvana.
Dave Grohl was not interviewed in the film, probably because he did'nt want to be involved.
This film exploits Kurt with alot of the content and style it is directed.
The films 'Nirvana - Live Tonight Sold Out' and 'Kurt Cobain: About A Son' are better alternatives.

Aug 03, 2017

Let me start off by saying that this movie has excellent animation and narration from some of Kurt Cobain's VERY personal journals. Now this is all great but the movie isn't as much. There has been many false stories (The disabled girl etc). Kurt loved to make stories and lies to make people believe him. The movie does a good job of thinking everything said is real...including the interviews. As a fan of nirvana and Kurt Cobain's work I felt very uncomfortable during this movie as I could imagine if Kurt was alive how much he would hate people knowing about who he truly is and the fact that people would see him as a strung out junkie with a heart too big for this world. He just wanted people to love his music. I have to say Frances Bean made this movie quite beautiful even though it would be interesting to have had an interview from her. Overall I would rate it a 5/10
- @TheCollector of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Dec 22, 2016

If you are interested in learning a little more about enigmatic and complicated musical innovator, Kurt Cobain, watch this compelling and engaging film. While there are many different opinions on his tragic life and death, this film does provide some clues into the man behind the myth.

Apr 28, 2016

Good documentary about Kurt Cobain- I especially liked the use of Cobain's own art ( paintings, drawings, sound collages ) in the movie. It does get depressing after Cobain meets Courtney Love ( watch " Soaked in Bleach " in that regard ).

Mar 24, 2016

I suppose the real audio clips are what gave this documentary better footing but overall, I don't know that I learned anything new here. The end really didn't impress me. I appreciate that this wasn't turned into a film about whether or not he was murdered or committed suicide but the ending was really generic. Okay, there was a recent suicide attempt or overdose not long prior to his death in his home here in Seattle, but were events really appearing to be getting bleaker or more difficult for him? What was his relationship with his bandmates in his final months? Have they so far distanced themselves from him at this point? I am a fan of Dave Grohl and what he has done since the disbanding but that he had no interview disappointed me. Luckily for Courtney Love, the movie ends with his suicide so no lame footage of her blaming the fans for killing Kurt, as actually happened. Instead, she tells us he wanted to retire and just live as a junky once he hit $3million. If that was his plan, wouldn't you think she would have more to interject about why he abandoned that plan on that specific day? Maybe I'm reaching but from hearing from Courntey and his mother, you'd think that Kurt Cobain was something that happened to them, rather than a real person with real problems that there was always "something in the way" of showing genuine regard for his well-being Everyone close to him, with the exception of his daughter and his sister, literally appears to just be along for the ride. That's the, uh, sub-plot.

Feb 18, 2016

Where do you start? Brett Morgan's access to the Cobain family, AND Kurt's personal diaries and demos etc leave us with one of the more definitive portraits of Mr Cobain. The film is loaded with songs, in demo or live form, or covered by someone else - great sounds. Kurt's art and diaries are wonderfully twisted around in animation. Like t.v. shows from Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons, this doc shows a loving family vibe in its footage. After years of interviews, and probably counseling sessions, the answers and dialogue from the talking heads can sometimes feel rehearsed, but still a good sign that everyone has come to terms with their loss. I find it amazing the following Kurt Cobain still has.

Dec 23, 2015

Every life is interesting and Cobain's life is similar to that of many of his generation, alas.
I did not find the film very innovative and I was not able to connect to him, he was perhaps too private - or perhaps the creators of the film did not have much to go on. It left me disengaged.
Those who love his music will enjoy those parts. Alas, I had to fast forward during the long segments.

adasilva7 Nov 23, 2015

An intimate portrait of a gifted and tragic artist.


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