Disturbing and honest in a disconcerting way. Usually it's quite easy to find linear narratives and discourses about how to deal with one's own fragilities and face one's own ghosts to construct sanity. Or to look at our own uglyness and realize how beautiful we truly are. Something like that. Here there is just honesty. Embarassing honesty. No moral tale in the end, to make it good. It's what it is. Human.
R. Crumb is to comic books what C. Bukowski is to literature. That being said, this doc is complete: examining, vivid, provocative, breathtaking. Truly essential to understand the mind of one of the most brilliant and influential American artists. In a certain way, essential to understand America itself. Best doc I've ever seen to date.
Because my DVR skipped the first half hour, I can't help but feel I missed out on some essential piece of R. Crumb that may bring all this heartbreak and random perverted mad genius into a greater context for me. At the same time I felt I saw what I needed to see. Having little exposure to him, I feel that Crumb was a great introduction to both the man and his work and I'm dying to see that first half hour.
it was pretty interesting to begin with but I soon got really sick of Crumb's gross racist and sexist attitudes and didn't wanna watch it anymore, but this isn't Zwigoff's fault and I guess he did a good job with the film and I liked the interviews with the women who didn't like his work
Another Terry Zwigoff Misfit-Masterpiece. R. Crumb, the Anti-Populist, should start his own religion: "Contemptism - A disdain for all the pretensions that pass for the status-quo ... and to absolutely embrace the madness and the weird that is inside each of us." I was pretty bummed out about his brother in the end. P.S. I highly recommend Crumb's cartoons. A twisted comedic genius, that fella ...
I'm not so sure. Behind these filthy bunch of men dunno what to say. Charles seemed to be a different mind apart all that bad past.
I'm not a supporter any kind of issues goin' on there.
But this is a documentary about some kind of sad life.