KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK- the new Kurt Cobain documentary for HBO is shared with the trailer, movie clips and insight from director Brett Morgen. Nirvana, Courtney Love, and Frances Bean Cobain are discussed in an uncensored conversation that explores creative control, and how to avoid making a corporate commercial about your subjects, the missing Dave Grohl interview, and the stunning discovered home movies, journal entries, and drawings that were used in the film. The Oscar nominated director of THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE (about Robert Evans), and CROSSFIRE HURRICANE (about the Rolling Stones), shares the dark and beautiful story behind the lauded documentary in this full length BYOD interview, hosted by Ondi Timoner.
FILM AND GUEST INFO:
Kurt Cobain, legendary lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Nirvana, “the flagship band of Generation X,” remains an object of reverence and fascination for music fans around the world. His story is told for the first time in KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, a fully authorized feature documentary co-produced by HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group.
Brett Morgen, the Oscar®-nominated filmmaker behind such acclaimed documentaries as the HBO presentations “Crossfire Hurricane,” which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, and “The Kid Stays in the Picture,” is writer, director and producer of KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK. Visual artist Frances Bean Cobain, Cobain’s daughter, is executive producer.
KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK explores the indelible record of a life lived on the fine edge between madness and genius, painting a searing and unforgettable portrait of the iconic musician as it mirrors his quicksilver mind. Using Cobain’s own words and images, this intimate look at an elusive and conflicted artist marks the first documentary to be made with the cooperation of his family.
Dubbed the “mad scientist” of documentary film by the New York Times, Brett Morgen has been directing, writing, and producing ground breaking documentary films for the past 15 years. His credits include ON THE ROPES (1999), THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE (2002), CHICAGO 10 (2007), NIMROD NATION (2008), JUNE 17, 1994 (2010), and CROSSFIRE HURRICANE (2012).
BYOD Full Episodes Playlist:
BYOD Short Clips Playlist:
00:01 Welcoming Brett Morgen to BYOD.
01:48 Dark films shooting and a limited crew.
02:38 A call from Courtney Love, and seeing Nirvana.
09:00 KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, Clip: Early home movies.
10:00 Transfering family home movies, and psychologically loaded material.
16:09 Exploring the notebooks.
20:21 Releasing a musical adaptation and book to accompany the film.
24:27 Animation in the film.
26:20 Structure and plotting.
27:28 Wrenching footage and avoiding manipulation.
30:13 Dave Grohl, the innermost circle, and the interview that almost was.
38:28 KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, Trailer.
39:33 The missing link of footage with Courtney.
45:57 Misanthropy and loving people.
49:33 Ending the film, spoiler alerts, and Frances.
54:00 Personal impact of the film: Family lessons.
01:02:00 An unlikely plug.
01:03:07 Thanks and goodbye.