Robert Hughes
Director: Terry Zwigoff Cast: Robert Hughes
Robert Hughes
, Robert Crumb
Robert Crumb
, Aline Kominsky
Aline Kominsky
Terry Zwigoff


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So well-regarded was the documentary Crumb (1994) that the failure of it and of the same year's equally acclaimed Hoop Dreams (1994) to result in Oscar nominations caused a media furor which forced the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to revamp its documentary nomination process. Robert Crumb is a respected but controversial underground comic book artist and writer whose creations include the popular "Keep on Truckin'" and Fritz the Cat (1972). Crumb's adult subject matter includes weird sexual obsessions, social criticism, and personal, confessional observations about abnormal human psychology. The genesis and meaning of Crumb's work is explained through a series of interviews with his colleagues, former lovers, and especially family members, which reveal a horrific upbringing that has crippled both Crumb and his siblings -- but has also fueled the artist's groundbreaking work. A long-time friend of the film's subject, director Terry Zwigoff followed Crumb (1994) with another comic book-related project, Ghost World (2000), a drama based on a story from the anthology series "Eightball" by Daniel Clowes.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/21/2010
UPC: 0715515061315
Original Release: 1994
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 13,245

Special Features

Two audio commentaries, one featuring Zwigoff, from 2010, and one with Zwigoff and critic Roger Ebert, from 2006; More than fifty minutes of unused footage; Stills gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Hughes Art Critic
Robert Crumb Himself
Aline Kominsky Actor
Charles Crumb Actor
Maxon Crumb Actor

Technical Credits
Terry Zwigoff Director,Producer
Maryse Alberti Cinematographer
Albert Berger Executive Producer
David Boeddinghaus Score Composer
Scott Breindel Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Chin Camera Operator
Jon Else Camera Operator
Neal Halfon Co-producer
Lianne Halfon Executive Producer
Ashley James Camera Operator
Kyle Kibbe Camera Operator
Victor Livingston Editor
David Lynch Producer
Lynn O'Donnell Producer
Tomas Tucker Camera Operator
Lawrence Wilkinson Executive Producer

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