Kurt & Courtney


1h 39m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Documentary on the late Kurt Cobain, vocalist and songwriter of the rock group Nirvana, his relationship with actress/musician Courtney Love, and his suicide at the age of 27.

Film Details

Also Known As
Vem mördade Kurt Cobain?
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Documentary
Music
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Regent Entertainment; Roxie Releasing
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

Documentary on the late Kurt Cobain, vocalist and songwriter of the rock group Nirvana, his relationship with actress/musician Courtney Love, and his suicide at the age of 27.

Film Details

Also Known As
Vem mördade Kurt Cobain?
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Documentary
Music
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Regent Entertainment; Roxie Releasing
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Articles

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)


American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57.

He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts.

But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children.

by Michael T. Toole
Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57. He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts. But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children. by Michael T. Toole

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Released in United States Winter February 27, 1998

Released in United States April 10, 1998

Released in United States June 5, 1998

Released in United States on Video January 26, 1999

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States January 19, 1998

Released in United States September 1998

Shown at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IFDA) (in competition) November 25 - December 3, 1998.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1998.

Shown at Slamdunk Film Festival, Park City, Utah January 19, 1998.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Panorama) September 4-13, 1998.

Broadcast in USA over Cinemax as part of series "Reel Life" August 6, 1999.

Scheduled to be shown at 1998 Sundance Film Festival, but cancelled after Courtney Love's lawyers raised the issue of a lawsuit over the music rights. Director Broomfield stated the music rights were obtained from the BBC for the live "Top of the Pops" performances of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Hole's "Doll Parts."

Released in United States Winter February 27, 1998

Released in United States April 10, 1998 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States June 5, 1998 (Cinema Village; New York City)

Released in United States on Video January 26, 1999

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IFDA) (in competition) November 25 - December 3, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1998.)

Released in United States January 19, 1998 (Shown at Slamdunk Film Festival, Park City, Utah January 19, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Panorama) September 4-13, 1998.)