Animated documentary about Kurt Cobain in the works

Frosty @ did an interview with Brett Morgen who just finished a documentary about the Chicago Democratic convention of 1968. The interview reveals that Brett's next project is a "mixed media animated documentary" about Kurt Cobain which has been sanctioned by Courtney Love and will include previously unseen material. It is expected that the film will be ready in 3-4 years.

Some excerpts from the interview when asked more about Courtney providing permission to use Kurt Cobain and Nirvana material:

"It’s sort of like…yeah. It’s more than that.

It’s all of Kurt’s artifacts and archives and journals and yeah we’ll have the music of course but the…his home movies. He did stop action animation, which I don’t know if anyone’s ever seen but I saw it and it’s fucking great.

I mean it was crude and I’m gonna probably refine it, you know, in a way, I mean some of his stuff was out of focus or whatever—like unintentionally out of focus but we’re going to make a film as if Kurt Cobain was making his autobiography and so and one of the things about using animation in it is that at first I was like oh, man all the, you know, it was the worst time for archival films because from like ’83 to ’92 video sucked. [...]

The reason Kurt still resonates all over the world—you go anywhere all over this planet and you’ll find kids who are like have Kurt tattooed on their arms. It’s because he spoke—he was able to articulate his experiences as an alienated, disenfranchised kid and that’s why I think his music is still relevant today and resonates all over the world and I think we have to make the film that’s in every one of those kid’s heads that represents them.

And obviously it’s another heavily traveled subject—well mythologized and you’ve got to look at something like that and go, well if you’re gonna do something on that subject that a lot of people are familiar with you gotta do something different and new and add something to the cannon of work and so I think what this film will do is really get inside Kurt’s head and sort of see the world from the inside out. "

Read the interview here. Special thanks to and Frosty.

Posted in NFC news section at on 02-24-2008 @ 11:59 AM (GMT).

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