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Posted By: Don Firth
31-Dec-07 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: 'A Mighty Wind' on Irish TV tonight TG4
Subject: RE: 'A Mighty Wind' on Irish TV tonight TG4
What blows my mind is the number of folkies (who should know better) and others with a bit of nostalgia for the Sixties "folk scene" who missed the fact that this movie is complete leg-pull. There are a lot of gags in it that go right over a lot of people's heads

Such as the fact that it's supposed to be about typical folk groups in the Sixties and there is not one single folk song in the whole movie. Not completely unlike what was really going on.

Anybody recognize the clones of the Kingston Trio, the New Christy Minstrels, and Ian and Sylvia in the movie?

To close to the way it really was. . . .

Don Firth