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Kurt & Courtney This controversial documentary, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Biggie and Tupac, Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam), begins as an observation of the music of Kurt Cobain and his Seattle/Portland contemporaries. Kurt & Courtney took a different turn when Courtney Love intervened. What emerges is a powerful examination of the destructive power of corporate America, economic depression and freedom of speech.
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1. Nick Broomfield's narration sounds like he's trying to stay awake the whole time.
2. Most of his questions add nothing to the story or reveal any "useful" information.
3. Broomfield has a habit of barging into places with his camera crew and act confused and/or dumbstruck as to why they either ask him to leave or get hostile about him being there. I honestly can't tell if he's really that naive, or just really good at making himself look like some kind of fragile victim.
Story-wise, Soaked in Bleach is infinitely more informative than this one by a mile.. Then again, if you've seen one documentary or read one book about the belief that Courtney is the reason Kurt's dead, you've pretty much seen/read them all. There's plenty of evidence that he may not have pulled the trigger himself, and it's no secret that Courtney is a severely damaged person who will say and do anything to make sure the checks keep rolling in, but it's doubtful the absolute truth will ever come out about what actually happened in the end.
The key piece of evidence to me? El Duce. You can't see the fullness of what he says here in this film, but you can by searching online. The strange cluster of "coincidences" that occur around some playfully intentional/unintentional revelations in El Duce's backyard are simply impossible unless there is something to what he said.
As far as any evidence that could prove it was murder I didn't see any here... It doesn't seem particularly sinister that 2 junkies had a horrible relationship and one of them became so hopeless that he killed himself.
Much like Louis' stuff, the documentary seems to brush the surface of things and not really dig deep to uncover some unique insight. but I'll try some more of his stuff.
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Denn ohne dieses Wissen hätte ich wahrscheinlich nicht verstehen können, was diese Dokumentation eigentlich sagen möchte.
Es wird aufgezeigt, dass die Filmarbeiten behindert wurden und es werden Menschen gefilmt, die bei ihren Schilderungen der damaligen Vorgänge eindeutig stoned waren. Auch hat in entscheidenden Momenten Paparazzis und Kameraleuten der Mut bzw. das nötige Equipment gefehlt, um festzuhalten, was wichtig gewesen wäre um Licht in das Dunkel zu bringen. So bleibt es bei Behauptungen, einseitigen Schilderungen und nicht belegten Aussagen, die den interessierten Zuschauer zweifelnd zurück lassen.
Hätte ich das Buch nicht gekannt, ich wäre mit mehr als drei Fragezeichen über den Sinn der Doku zurückgeblieben.
Diese Doku kann aus heutiger Sicht nur eine Ergänzung zu oben erwähnen Buch sein. Diese Doku allein macht - zumindest für mich als Nicht-Nirvana-Fan - keinen wirklichen Sinn.
Meine Empfehlung: Erst das oben genannte Buch lesen, dann die DVD als Ergänzung ansehen um das Bild abrunden zu können, damit man selbst das Fazit ziehen kann: Wie starb Kurt Cobain wirklich?!
Zwei Sterne gab ich trotzdem für die Doku, weil sie entstand, als es das Buch noch nicht gab und ich nicht weiß, ob es das Buch ohne diese Doku gegeben hätte.
Als guten Tipp möchte ich allen auf den Weg geben: Sollte die Witwe von Kurt Cobain unverhofft Euren Weg kreuzen, dann rennt - solange ihr noch könnt!
Broomfeild uses an addict that has SWALLOWED an amount of METHADONE and then goes on to show that this addict can balance on one leg and would be quite able to pick up and fire a shotgun, in the way Kurt Cobains death was demonstrated. What Broomfeild doesn't state, is that Kurt was injected with 1.56mg of the drug, straight into his vein, which in itself was 3 times the lethal dose to kill anyone. No tolerance levels in any drug addict, could accept that amount of instant hit, without causing immediate loss of consciousness and being totally disabled.
The comparison that Broomfeild makes is way off the mark and shouldn't be accepted as explanation in any way.
There were too many mistakes in this film, and as we all know, when the viewing public see a film/documentary, it is a powerful media in convincing events and so called "facts" portrayed in it, and diverting from what is fact to fiction or guesswork.
Its plain knowledge that Courtney Love murdered Kurt, the facts speak for themselves if you take the time and trouble to read the correct accounts and records of the whole sorry business, and the tireless work of Tom Grant, the P.I. who has amassed a huge amount of evidence, and tapes/files etc on this case, and the work of Ian Halperin and Max Wallace in their book "LOVE&DEATH" the murder of Kurt Cobain, the evidence is there quite clearly, that Courtney Love, murdered Kurt Cobain, for greed, fame and fortune. She is evil, and probably responsible for at least two other murders, aided and abetted by paid lackies and hangers on.
There are so many pointers and unanswered questions, that Courtney love failed to answer, never would do a polygraph test, never released the actual "so called suicide note" ( obviously faked by Courtney love).
The woman is evil and should be brought to justice, and the verdict overturned that Kurt committed suicide, because he clearly did not.
Très bon documentaire sur la mort de Kurt Cobain cela nous permet de nous faire notre opinion sur ce qu'il s'est VRAIMENT passer le soir du 4 Avril 1994.