Kurt on Film: A Guide to Cobain's Cinematic Legacy

From 'Montage of Heck' to "inspired by" movies, here's a complete breakdown of the Nirvana singer's screen appearances

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'Hype!' (1996)

The most thorough cinematic document of the grunge scene to date, Doug Pray's survey told the story of the rock genre borne out of the Pacific Northwest through interviews with Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, Tad, Screaming Trees, Soundgarden, and, of course, Nirvana, who appear in archival footage. Hype! also features video of the first ever live performance of "Teen Spirit," captured on video from the band's April 1991 gig in Seattle. Sub Pop in-house producer Jack Endino also recounts how Cobain, "a friend of the Melvins," came from "middle of nowhere" Aberdeen to record Bleach for the indie label.

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