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Posted By: lamarca
10-Apr-03 - 09:37 AM
Thread Name: Review: A Mighty Wind
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Wind
I've been waiting for this to come out ever since our Hollywood friend, Pete the Spy, told us it was in the works two years ago! I've loved Spinal Tap and Best in Show - haven't rented Guffman yet, but definitely will on the strength of Spaw's recommendations!

One of the reasons that Guest and companies satires have been so successful is that they DO know what they're talking about - Spinal Tap evolved out of the guys' own fooling around playing rock music, and ditto The Folksmen - Guest et al are remembering the silliness of their own experiences and incorporating them into the movies. Without this touch of affection and attention to detail, the movies wouldn't be half as funny.

How many of us have looked at our "folkie" social milieu and laughed ruefully (or cringed...) at just how odd we must appear to mundanes? It's this kind of insider/outsider comparison that makes these movies so much fun!