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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 [[Feature~V133403~Hoop Dreams~hoopdreams]] (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. [[Performer~P234836~Robert Crumb~robertcrumb]] 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 [[Performer~P118083~Terry Zwigoff~terryzwigoff]] followed Crumb (1994) with another comic book-related project, Ghost World (2000), a drama based on a story from the anthology series "Eightball" by [[Performer~P291643~Daniel Clowes~danielclowes]]. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:April 21, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Sundance Film Festival Maryse Alberti Non-Fiction Camera Prize 1994 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Terry Zwigoff Best Documentary 1994 Winner
Sundance Film Festival Terry Zwigoff Grand Jury Prize - Documentary 1994 Winner
National Board of Review Terry Zwigoff Best Documentary 1995 Winner

Cast

Robert Crumb
as Himself
Charles Crumb

Crew

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