Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015) – movie review


If you asked me to recount the rise and fall of Nirvana, I wouldn’t be able to do it. If you asked me now, having seen Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, I still wouldn’t be able to do it but I would be able to tell you about Cobain’s interesting childhood.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is the authorised documentary about the life of Kurt Cobain, Frontman of Nirvana. This isn’t like most documentaries you would see on TV. Normally, we would see too many interviews being cut into tiny soundbites but in Montage of Heck, only a selected few were chosen as the “people who would attend Kurt’s funeral if he was a janitor”.

Montage of Heck tells the story of Cobain’s life in various interesting formats. The director uses television interviews, home videos and animations put together with audio tapes recorded by Kurt during his youth.

This documentary didn’t tell me everything I wanted to know about Kurt Cobain. It was a deep walk through his adolescence and only a brief jog through his 20s.

Montage of Heck contains more than enough to keep us interested. This is a good doco for the fans (or anyone who loves a good rock story).

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