My Favorite Terry Zwigoff Films

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1.   Crumb (1994)

2.   Ghost World (2001)

3.   Louie Bluie (1985)

4.   Art School Confidential (2006)

5.   Bad Santa (2003)

8 thoughts on “My Favorite Terry Zwigoff Films

  1. I was a huge fan of Ghost World and loved its constant wit. The Blues Hammer scene still pops into my mind now and then, and I haven’t watched the film in a long time. Scarlett Johannson and Thora Birch were a great pairing, and for me Ghost World stands out as a modern classic.

  2. Like Paul S, I love Ghost World. Thora Birch was a revelation in her role. It would not only be my number one choice here, but would feature in an all-time top fifty.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Crumb may be the best documentary I’ve ever seen–and I love documentaries so I’ve seen a lot of them. Ghost World and Bad Santa are really strong films as well. I haven’t seen the others.

  4. Crumb is indeed one of the many greatest documentaries ever made. This is more than just an exploration of Robert Crumb’s work, it also delves deep into who Robert Crumb is as a person and how he was shaped by members of his own family, who come off as pretty dysfunctional here. Nevertheless, we sympathize with each family member and after looking at all of his drawings, I so positively envy his talents in that area 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by and keep those comments coming 🙂

  5. Yes. His brother seemed to be almost as good an artist but he was profoundly disturbed. Very sad. His mom too. I was always a fan because of Janis Joplin’s Cheap Thrills album. He designed the cover, of course. I never got into comics that much but a lot of my friends did–especially my guy friends.

  6. Yeah, I did notice that with that one older brother. According to the film, Charles Crumb committed suicide I believe a year after he was interviewed or something (he did it in 93) sad stuff. I know that his other older brother Maxon liked to sit on a bed of nails and like the other siblings, he is an artist in his own right. I think he does painting. I am aware that Robert Crumb designed the cover to Janis Joplin’s Cheap Thrills album and I think it ranked as the only (or at least rare) occasion where he designed something for someone else though I can’t confirm this with 100% authenticity. I always loved comics though I did not read them as much now. This is mainly because I love to watch films constantly 🙂

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