Soundtracking with Edith Bowman
Episode 45: Nick Broomfield On Whitney Houston, Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love
Jun 20, 2017 · 43 min
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There have been many great documentary makers over the years, but of those at work today one of the undoubted bosses is Nick Broomfield.

Often controversial, always challenging, Nick has covered myriad subjects - from serial killer Aileen Wuornos and Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss to Afrikaner nationalist Eugene Terre Blanche.

He's perhaps best known for Kurt & Courtney, an incendiary investigation into the events surrounding Cobain's death - which Love was none too happy about. We do, of course, hear plenty more about that during the conversation.

Now normally, we play relevant musical extracts throughout the entirety of the conversation, but given the nature of Nick's work, it's a more conventional interview on this occasion.

But there's still plenty of music to discuss - not least because his latest project Whitney: Can I Be Me is all about Whitney Houston, who was found dead in a hotel room in 2012.

Made in collaboration with filmmaker Rudi Dolezal, Can I Be Me is scored by Nick Laird-Clowse (pron: Close), so it's his cues you hear we discuss Nick's thoughts on the troubled superstar.

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