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Posted By: Jeri
17-Apr-03 - 06:57 AM
Thread Name: Christopher Guest Film 'A Mighty Wind'
Subject: RE: Christopher Guest Film 'A Mighty Wind'
Amos, I think the hallmark of Guest's films is that nothing gets TOO far from realitiy and we, the audience, know it. Truth is often stranger than fiction and there isn't a need to provide the extreme elaboration that many filmmakers do - it's guilding the lily. Most of us can identify with his characters - "HEY- I KNOW that guy!" Guest is sly, and a lot of the humor is understated and relies on folks in the audience wanting and being able to see it. That a lot of folks need a comedic version of a sledge hammer to laugh is probably why many don't think he's that funny. Half the fun, for me, is discovering the funny stuff on my own.

I'm probably gonna wind up going to see (and be blown away) by "A Mighty Wind" on Saturday.