Monday, June 20, 2011


Netflix sez... 1994 R 119 minutes
Director Terry Zwigoff spent six years compiling this portrait of the underground cartoonist Robert Crumb, an animation cult hero whose characters Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural became counterculture icons. Candid interviews with Crumb's friends, family and the artist himself render a compelling profile of a tormented man who transcended a harrowing upbringing. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

The 73rd Virgin sez...
This movie gives me an idea of what creativity must feel like. As was said in many reviews at the time this came out, Crumb draws in order to stay sane. It also gives an idea of how hard most creative people work in order to get good at their work. It doesn't all come easy. He works constantly. Yes, he is a creep, but he is an honest creep, and I would trust him around little kids, anyway.

Documentaries about great people must be relatively easy. This is a great documentary about a less than great man, who comes from a family that would give you the screamin' meemies.

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