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  • Acteurs : Robert Crumb
  • Réalisateurs : Robert Crumb, Terry Zwigoff
  • Format : Couleur, Plein écran, PAL
  • Audio : Anglais (Dolby Digital 2.0), Français (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Sous-titres : Français
  • Région : Région 2 (Ce DVD ne pourra probablement pas être visualisé en dehors de l'Europe. Plus d'informations sur les formats DVD/Blu-ray.).
  • Rapport de forme : 1.33:1
  • Nombre de disques : 1
  • Studio : mk2
  • Date de sortie du DVD : 8 décembre 2004
  • Durée : 119 minutes
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 5.0 étoiles sur 5 1 commentaire client
  • ASIN: B0002V60AQ
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1 Bande-annonce
Préface
Making of
Interview de Terry Zwigoff et Robert Crumb

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Description du produit

Crumb, 1 DVD, 119 minutes

Synopsis

Documentaire unique et sulfureux, produit par David Lynch, sur l'artiste underground Robert Crumb. Le film décortique les influences culturelles et les déchirures familiales qui ont inspiré cet artiste hors norme...

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Par Un client le 27 décembre 2005
Format: DVD
Bienvenue dans l'univers décalé et pscychédélique de Robert Crumb et de sa famille très 'bizarre'. Géni du renouveau de la B-D 70's, créateur de 'Fritz the cat' et de ' Mister natural' Crumb dévoile sans concession ni complexe sa vie et celle de ses proches sous la direction complice de David Lynch. Touchant, drôle et surréaliste ce film ne vous laissera pas indifférent.
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HASH(0x9fa52b0c) étoiles sur 5 Perfectly Goddamn Delightful 13 août 2001
Par Mike Stone - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Cassette vidéo
I have to believe that if you are off-put by Crumb's art (the headless women with monstrous thighs; the caricatures of blacks as wild jungle-dwellers), or find his frank admissions of "perverse" sexual attractions uncomfortable, or find yourself with a wardrobe full of San Francisco 49er memorabilia, then you will be put off by Crumb's character as well.
I'm not. He's fascinating.
Director Terry Zwigoff gets a lot of mileage out of Crumb's reactions to situations. Whether it's the confused and perplexed look he gets from watching the parade of shallow consumers he sees on the streets, or his half-sincere/half-uncomfortable bursts of laughter following bizarre tales from his youth, Crumb's expressive face says more than his mouth ever could. This, combined with his wonderfully laid-back voice (at once sarcastic and self-deprecating and tinged with regret) makes me wonder why it's taken so long for this man to get some camera time. Self-imposed exile, I suppose. He's definitely a star.
The opening sequence over the credits is the lone contrived moment in an otherwise truthful film. It begins by showing a series of porcelain sculptures modeled on Crumb's most recognizable characters, followed by a shadowy shot of Robert, sitting in a near-fetal position, listening to one of his many old time blues records. It is the only moment in the film that feels fake, and threatens to ruin the film's credibility right from the starting gate. Thankfully, director Zwigoff has a perfect game the rest of the way.
And there is only one moment that puts objectivity aside and allows for a bit of commentary on the part of the filmmakers. It concerns an interview with Deirdre English, a former editor of the magazine 'Mother Jones'. She gives her opinion (along with shown examples) of Crumb's supposed racism. Zwigoff precedes this with footage of Crumb complaining that the only people who found these comics offensive were white liberals, e.g. Ms. English herself. Otherwise, Zwigoff uses an even hand in his portrayals.
Other than the legacy Crumb will leave with his innovative work, the film focuses heavily on his family life (or lives).
What the heck was in the water at the Crumb house? Besides Robert and his well-known proclivities, his lesser known siblings have serious problems of their own. Older brother Charles, still living at home with his overbearing mother at the time the film was shot, admits to a severe reliance on tranquilizers, and baths biannually. Younger brother Maxon (whose role in the Crumb boys' childhood comics company was "supply boy"), lives alone in a dive hotel and spends his days cleansing his colon with a long strip of cloth while sitting on a bed of nails (two sisters declined to be interviewed). Upon seeing the devastating dysfunction of the apples that fell from the Crumb family tree, one begins to wonder not how odd Robert turned out, but rather how normal. It's the film's most startling revelation.
Some of the most touching moments are those of Crumb with his own kids. Young daughter Sophie, the only woman Crumb's ever loved, receives her fathers gentle affection willingly. Son Jesse sports the costume of the hippies that Crumb so despised (long hair and dirty beard), but his artistic talent more than makes up for this transgression in his father's eyes. One moment has the two men competing in a contest to best reproduce a photo of an ugly insane woman. Contrast the unsettling subject matter of the photo, with Robert's sincere artistic advice to his son on how to draw out its interesting elements, and you get a wonderful scene of iconoclastic domesticity.
"Crumb", the film, like Crumb, the artist, manages to combine humour and tragic sadness in a cohesive whole. It is at once repellent and mesmerizing, encompassing nearly every aspect of humanity. From the perverse to the pleasant, it all seems somewhat, well, Natural. A truly astonishing feat from a truly astonishing documentary film.
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HASH(0x9fa52e78) étoiles sur 5 We'll Take The Crumbs. 30 mai 2002
Par F. Gentile - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Cassette vidéo
Robert Crumb is SO anti-social, that you almost want not to praise him or the film, as it would most likely elicit only contempt and disgust from him at your pathetic interests. But he's such a talented, not to mention twisted (I mean that as a compliment) artist, that you have to admire him. While his style, and his hysterical, irreverent characters, are not for everyone, his honesty pervades all his work. He's famous, but deplores the celebrity, phoniness, and notoriety that fame brings. While not exactly surly, he begrudgingly acknowledges that some people like his work, the work being created for basically his own amusement. That the work pays for his treasured relative anonymity and elusive privacy is a bitter irony. I love good documentaries, though there's not that many, and this is one of my favorites. It's just a very intrusive but irresistable visit into Crumbs little world, where his art and beloved records of the 1920's and 30's are his obsessions (along with sex), the materialistic, vulgar society that he's forced to co-exist with of little interest to him. You also get to meet his bizarre family who probably isn't really any more bizarre than many others. I especially get a kick out of his refusing to sign autographs in the movie, as I have a treasured copy of his "Zap" comix, which he inscribed to me. This is a must see film for anyone who's a fan of the creator of "Fritz The Cat", "Zap Comix", Janis Joplins "Cheap Thrills" famous album cover, etc... His "R. Crumbs Coffee Table Art Book " is a great accompaniment to this movie, his dialogue that accompanies his comics hysterical and sometimes too familiar. A great glimpse into a very interesting, unique talent. Some people work hard to appear "eccentric", but he's the real thing, though he still gives off a gentleness and likability. Admire the man, just leave him alone.
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Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Cassette vidéo
Crumb is an awe-inspiring film when weighed against some of the more acclaimed "thought-provoking" films I've seen recently: it probes into SO much that is significant (the nature of art, the nature of madness, the nature of sexuality and sexual perversion, the nature of American society, the implications of American history of the last 50 years or so -- the list goes on); but, in part because it's a documentary, all of this rich material is just *there*--it isn't being shoved in your face and manipulated for effect in the fashion of more popular "thought-provoking" films. The film is honest and unflinching; it doesn't glorify Crumb, nor does it denigrate him--(we hear from great appreciators of his work as well as severe critics, and neither side is emphasized or made to seem more valid than the other)--it simply explores him, and his very bizarre family, for what he/they are, while subtley setting everything that we learn against the backdrop of American society as a whole during the last century.
In terms of being a documentary for those curious about Crumb and his work, it doesn't shortchange you in any way that I can see. We get to spend plenty of time with Crumb himself, of course; we also get to spend a good amount of time hearing from his wife, and ex-wife, his mother and two brothers, his friends and an associate or two, and, as I mentioned, several critics, each with their own take on Crumb's work. We also get to *see* a lot of Crumb's work by way of numerous well-edited, well-placed montages, as well as artwork by his brothers, who are themselves exceptionally talented. We learn a great deal about Crumb's youth, attitude, hang-ups, perversions, artistic status, and anxieties.
This alone would be great, but what pushes the film even further up the ladder is the clever but straightforward, unembellished way the movie forces us to take the information we receive--all the aforementioned perversions, anxieties, etc.--and *relate* it back to the society from whence it came. This theme, this connection, is not belabored, but it is tangibly there, and it is very true that while Crumb and his family are the subjects of the film, they are also serving as complex vehicles for much broader, more universal themes and questions. But all of this is done without a trace of pretention.
As if this wasn't enough, the soundtrack is absolutely A++, culled from Crumb's own collection of old records. It is well-chosen and well-used, enhancing the atmosphere and drily emotive moments of the film, but w/o being the slightest bit intrusive.
I liked this film the first time I saw it a couple years back, but seeing it again recently just really floored me. Truly a fantastic and greatly underappreciated movie. The Academy's failure to offer it any recognition says a great deal about their thematic agenda. But who cares about the Academy anyhow? I highly recommend Crumb. Even if you know nothing about him, and your interest suffers for that--I guarantee you'll still find this worth your while. Powerful without trying, touching without being sentimental or manipulative, disturbing without celebrating the fact, and profound without being pretentious. Genuinely superb.
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HASH(0x9fa52fa4) étoiles sur 5 Great Docudrama..one of the best..however.. 12 janvier 2005
Par Jesse Crumb - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Well..this review is part ego..part truth..but I figure you need to know...this movie..cost some of those involved uhh..their sanity..for starters....I now spend 6 hours driving to therapy in S.F. from Eureka...every week..people came out of the wood work after the film...that was great..real ego rush, lot's of money was made...I sold all the artwork I had done to that point, Sketch books...portraits...now..I am frozen, have been for a few years..(coming out of it now..finally...starting to paint) I call...paralysis of the will..and it's been 10 years...seems like longer..I was unprepared..and the aftermath..well they don't tell you what to do..and your 24 or so, young...stupid..lucky..can be a great combo..or a deadly one..it's been good and bad..but Terry he did an excellent job...he made one of the best "reality based" pieces ever..and way ahead of the times..unfortunately he dis-likes me quite allot now...we were friends once..I used to stay at his place whenever I was in the city...we would go eat burritos and maybe track Max down, go to yard sales and move furniture around his pad...it's all over now..a double edged sword Terry's film...double edged...love the ego rush...but the mind was messed up just the same...but it is one of the best documentaries ever made...it really is..and I say that with the objectivity born of dislike for many of the people involved...you can trust me because I have nothing to gain by saying this..and nothing to lose...this is a great laugh too...a great "black Comedy" if you liked "the Plot against Harry"(coming out..unbelievably in February..I think...great movie..) or "A shock to the System" you'll love this..it should have been like "Blair witch" a phony production...that would have made it even better...but I have yet to see a documentary as good..well that's it for now..my ego rush for today..best wish's...and watch out..reality T.V. isn't all it's cracked up to be...
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HASH(0xa074c5a0) étoiles sur 5 Original not widescreen 20 mai 2006
Par Felix the Black Cat - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I won't go into how brilliant this film is, as many other people have done that already, but I wanted to make a bit of a correction...

This was a low-budget film that was never shot in widescreen, so, if a DVD of this movie was released in widescreen, THAT would be the "ripoff," since they'd have to crop part of the film to make it widescreen. True, when you play this DVD, a screen comes up saying that the film "has been modified to fit your screen," or something like that, but I suspect what that's referring to is the fact that the original aspect ratio was 1.37:1 (according to the IMDb site), the standard non-widescreen ratio for film, which means it was trimmed VERY slightly to fit the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of a standard TV screen. This is standard practice, and, since the difference is so slight, almost nothing is lost.

I just waned to reassure people who might be put off by the fact that this DVD is not widescreen that the ORIGINAL wasn't widescreen, either, so this is NOT a ripoff...
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