Friday, March 14, 2008

about a son

This is an unexpectedly well done film, particularly for a documentary about a rock star. It is told in Cobain's own voice, and set to evocative images. You will see no moving images of Nirvana, and very few stills of him or the band. And none of Nirvana's music either, but instead music that was important to him, along with a beautiful score. The images are mostly composed of gracefully photographed images of people and places and evergreens and gray skies shot in the three places Kurt Cobain lived in Washington - Aberdeen, Olympia, and Seattle. The result is moving, intimate, and revealing.

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