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Biography Documentary published by Others in 1994 - English narration

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Terry Zwigoff's new film "CRUMB" is an intimate portrait of the underground artist Robert Crumb. It is also a creepy, darkly funny, and haunting glimpse into the capriciousness of fate in the workings of a single family -- the Crumb family. Shot over a period of six years, "CRUMB" uses unexpurgated interviews with the artist, his family, colleagues, critics, and ex-lovers, along with footage of his work, to paint a riveting picture of this artist's obsessions, and of the powerful visions he has created with them. Ultimately, the film is about following one's own individual vision and the rewards and risks of doing so.

"A Portrait of Madness and Genius, 13 July 1999
Author: great_sphinx_42 from The Poppy Field, OZ 69666

I found this to be a very interesting, very sad, and very revealing look at a dysfunctional genius. Crumb's work is generally intriguing (if not always likeable) so I decided to watch this documentary. Crumb is to the world as his family is to him. Crumb is by no means what many people would consider normal, but it was only through his art that he found his salvation. While his personality has tons of odd quirks both troublesome and entertaining, his family demonstrates how far he had to go to escape. Both of his brothers were talented artists as well, and the differences between them and Crumb are telling. It's also interesting as a true look at mental illness, not the candy-coated or nightmarish visions typically put forth by the media, but mental illness as experienced by everyday people. This movie isn't terribly exciting, and no one character is enormously sympathetic, but it's an extremely interesting look at the madness that consumed a family and how it shaped the brilliance of the one who managed, almost imperceivably, to escape"

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  • Video Codec: XVID
  • Video Bitrate: 676 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 336x448 (height x width)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 3x4 (1:1,33)
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) <0x0055>
  • Audio BitRate: 125 kbps
  • Audio Streams: 1
  • Audio Languages: English
  • Subtitle Languages: Spanish, hardcoded
  • RunTime Per Part: 120 min 0,07 s (172629 Frames)

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