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Terry Zwigoff (born 1948 in Appleton, Wisconsin) is an American filmmaker based in San Francisco. He became well-known for two popular small budget films, both arising out of the world of underground or alternative comics: the documentary Crumb (1994), about underground comics figure Robert Crumb, and the feature Ghost World (2001), adapted from a story in Dan Clowes' comic Eightball. He won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Crumb and was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay of Ghost World. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The term underground comics or comix describes the self-published or small press comic books that sprang up in the US in the late 1960s. ... The term alternative comics is one of several labels applied to a range of comics that have appeared since about 1980, in the wake of the underground comix movement of the late 1960s and early 70s. ... Crumb is a 1994 documentary film about the noted underground comic artist R. Crumb and his family. ... Robert Crumb (born August 30, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an artist and illustrator recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream. ... Ghost World is a 2001 film by Terry Zwigoff, based on a graphic novel (comic book) by Daniel Clowes, also titled Ghost World. ... Daniel Clowes (sometimes credited as Dan Clowes) is a comics-author and cartoonist of alternative comic books, including Eightball, and Lloyd Llewelyn. ... See comedian Stand up comedian List of Comedians List of British comedians comics comic book comic strip underground comics alternative comics web comic sprite comics manga graphic novel List of comic characters This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Eightball is an alternative comic book series written and drawn by Daniel Clowes. ... For the North American Indian ceremony, see Sun Dance sundance channel is an independent film network in the United States owned by Viacom, Robert Redford, and NBC Universal. ... Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ...


His first film was Louie Bluie (1986), about blues and string band musician Howard Armstrong. In 2003, he directed Bad Santa, starring Billy Bob Thornton. His most recent film is Art School Confidential, based on another story from Dan Clowes' Eightball. The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. ... The string band originated as a subgenre of old-time music. ... Bad Santa is a 2003 film directed by Terry Zwigoff, produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring Billy Bob Thornton as the title character and Tony Cox (best known for Friday and Me, Myself and Irene) as his partner-in-crime. ... Billy Bob Thornton (born William Robert Thornton on August 4, 1955) is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter, actor, and also an occasional director, playwright and singer. ... Art School Confidential is a 2006 film directed by Terry Zwigoff. ...


Zwigoff's association with comics began in the 1970s when he moved to San Francisco and met Robert Crumb, who shared his interest in collecting pre-war American roots music. At age 22, he learned to play the cello and mandolin and joined Crumb's string band, R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders. He is currently a member of the San Francisco instrumental trio, The Excitement Boys. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Robert Crumb (born August 30, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an artist and illustrator recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream. ... American roots music is a broad category of music including country music, bluegrass, gospel, ragtime, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, Tejano and Cajun and Native American music. ... A cello The cello (the c is pronounced /ʧ/ as the ch in church) or cello, short for violoncello, is a stringed instrument and a member of the violin family. ... Carved and round backed mandolins (front) A mandolin is a small, plucked, stringed musical instrument, descended from the mandora. ... R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders are a String Band playing songs from the 1920s and in similar style. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Zwigoff dislikes big business, and once turned down a $10,000 offer from The Gap to appear in a commercial about filmmakers. The Gap - a suburb in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia The Gap, Queensland, Australia a suburb of Brisbane called The Gap a region in Mount Isa called The Gap These two localities of Queensland, Australia, are actually called: THE GAP neither locality is just called the GAP. For other meanings and uses...


Filmography

Art School Confidential is a 2006 film directed by Terry Zwigoff. ... Bad Santa is a 2003 film directed by Terry Zwigoff, produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring Billy Bob Thornton as the title character and Tony Cox (best known for Friday and Me, Myself and Irene) as his partner-in-crime. ... Ghost World is a 2001 film by Terry Zwigoff, based on a graphic novel (comic book) by Daniel Clowes, also titled Ghost World. ... Crumb is a 1994 documentary film about the noted underground comic artist R. Crumb and his family. ...

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Terry Zwigoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (239 words)
Terry Zwigoff (born 1948 in Appleton, Wisconsin) is an American filmmaker based in San Francisco.
Zwigoff's association with comics began in the 1970s when he moved to San Francisco and met Robert Crumb, who shared his interest in collecting pre-war American roots music.
Zwigoff dislikes big business, and once turned down a $10,000 offer from The Gap to appear in a commercial about filmmakers.
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