This movie chronicles the life and times of R. Crumb. Robert Crumb is the cartoonist/artist who drew Keep On Truckin', Fritz the Cat, and played a major pioneering role in the genesis of underground comix. Through interviews with his mother, two brothers, wife, and ex-girlfriends, as well as selections from his vast quantity of graphic art, we are treated to a darkly comic ride through one man's subconscious mind. As stream-of-consciousness images incessantly flow forth from the tip of his pen, biting social satire is revealed, often along with a disturbing and haunting vision of Crumb's own betes noires and inadequacies. As his acid-trip induced images flicker across our own retinas, we gain a little insight into this complex and highly creative individual.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
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"San Francisco" is misspelled in the closing titles. The caption reads: "Max Crumb still lives in San Francicsco". See more
When I was 13, 14 and trying to be a normal teenager, I was really a jerk. I tried to, you know, act like I thought they were acting. It just came out all wrong and weird. So then I just stopped completely and just became a shadow and I wasn't even there. People weren't even aware that I was, you know- in the same world they were in and that kind of freed me completely, because I wasn't under those pressures to be normal. So I got interested in old-time music and went to the black section of ...
Referenced in Ghost World
Composed by Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton
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