Montage of Heck

Montage of Heck

DVD - 2015
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Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon. Directed by acclaimed film maker Brett Morgen, who expertly blends Cobain's personal archive of art, music. Never before seen movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Music Enterprises, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: H 782.42166092 COB-M
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video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, rda

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AL_TIM Dec 19, 2016

Just when you thought no more home video could surface of Kurt Cobain, there is Montage of Heck. A documentary that provides never-before-seen footage of Kurt, Courtney, and Nirvana. A bittersweet work regarding a talent whose light burned out too soon. Kurt Cobain, a true musical legend, will have the world’s attention for generations to come and here’s a detailed look inside his life and times.

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bmobaggins
Mar 16, 2016

An almost intrusive look into one of rock n roll most troubled stars. I learned so much more than I ever thought I would, and would ever really like too. But there is no denying that this documentary sums up Kurt Cobain's idylic childhood, painful teenage years and subsequent rise to fame in a very concise way; and the documentary drops off just as Cobain drops out of the picture himself, replacing himself with a suicide obsessed junkie. But the film serves to humanize Cobain, and suceeds there.

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badgirls
Jan 02, 2016

If you are looking for a documentary in a conventional form-this is not for you. 'Montage of Heck' is exactly what it says-a montage. This doc. tells the story of Kurt Cobain using interviews, animation, video footage all used randomly throughout.
Cobain is revealed to be a hard worker and much more organized that the grunge slacker rocker that was his image. Early notebooks shows meticulous budgeting and writing and drawing constantly.
His story is a tragedy. He was emotionally wounded by his parent's divorce and spent years going between their homes and different relatives. He was ridiculed at school for a failed sexual advance to a 'slow' woman. Later on when he is famous so touching is the home footage of him playing with his child.
The format requires some patience to get through but the story stays with you.

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