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A Mighty Wind

jerrycampbell

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Most members here have probably seen This Is Spinal Tap.
A Mighty Wind is the folk music spin, written and performed by the same guys.
Any fans?
 

rockysteve

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Love it, although another favourite of Christopher Guest has to be 'Best In Show', not music related I know...
 

tms13pin

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Eat At oe's.

Yeah, great movie. Still liked Spinal Tap better, but this was a good one.

--Tom
 

buddaman71

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A Mighty Wind is a MASTERPIECE of satire IMHO and better than Spinal Tap in its nuance and subtly. I always just assumed that Eugene Levy's character was loosely based upon Peter Green's breakdown/disappearance, but that's just my internal conjecture.

AMW and Best in Show (which I consider the most overall purely entertaining) are my 2 favorites, but Waiting for Guffman is pretty good too, but a bit slower and a bit less accessible. It has some pretty funny moments though, and the premise is spot on for anyone who ever lived in a small town..
 

EricPeterson

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Excellent movie, they are actually quite talented musicians too. I wish I could have caught one of their tours where a mighty wind opened for spinal tap.
 

Blue Light

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Doesn't Jane Lynch have a nice bit in that one? I've only seen it once but loved it. My older brother was an ardent folkie and sang sometimes in a folk group, so my house was always full of that.

Just the other night I was listening to great CD of his, The Chad Mitchell Trio, A Mighty Day on Campus. The opening song, A Mighty Day, had me laughing hard thinking of that movie.
The Chad Mitchell Trio was emblematic of early Sixties folks groups -- the great harmonies, the earnest musicology, the ideailsm.
The accompanying banjo player is Roger McGuinn.

By the way, the Coen brothers are making a movie about the folk scene in NYC right now.



 

KeithC

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I like all their mocumentaries. My wife is a big fan of Best in Show too as we have standard poodles and have been to a number of shows and actually have one championed bitch. It's pretty interesting being on the floor around the grooming area.

Even the lessor known For Your Consideration is good.
 

travisvwright

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I like all their mocumentaries. My wife is a big fan of Best in Show too as we have standard poodles and have been to a number of shows and actually have one championed bitch. It's pretty interesting being on the floor around the grooming area.

Even the lessor known For Your Consideration is good.
Yep all the christopher guest films( Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your consideration) are great. (plus you can add the Princess Bride.) He also wrote something called D.O.A with Eugene Levy. Has anyone seen it? IMDB's got nothing on it. Well almost nothing.
 

jerrycampbell

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Doesn't Jane Lynch have a nice bit in that one? I've only seen it once but loved it. My older brother was an ardent folkie and sang sometimes in a folk group, so my house was always full of that.

Just the other night I was listening to great CD of his, The Chad Mitchell Trio, A Mighty Day on Campus. The opening song, A Mighty Day, had me laughing hard thinking of that movie.
The Chad Mitchell Trio was emblematic of early Sixties folks groups -- the great harmonies, the earnest musicology, the ideailsm.
The accompanying banjo player is Roger McGuinn.

By the way, the Coen brothers are making a movie about the folk scene in NYC right now.



Looks like four people in that trio?
 

tsar nicholas

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Such a great flick. Laugh-for-laugh, the equal of "Spinal Tap."

Eugene Levy should have got an Oscar for that performance.

"Alder... birch... elm... .... magnificent."



There are some genuinely good songs in there too -- I really like "Next to You" and "The Good Book"
 




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