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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who here has seen this movie? I was introduced to it a few weeks ago by a friend, and it's become my absolute favorite movie of all time. Well, for the moment at least. Anyway, it's written by Christopher Guest (famous for This Is Spinal Tap, as well as Waiting For Guffman and Best In Show, the last two which I have yet to see) and Eugene Levy, and is about three folk groups from the sixties who reform for a tribute concert to their deceased managers.

I think the most impressive thing about the movie, apart from the fact that it's all improvised, is that all the actors in the groups played their own instruments and wrote the songs, and almost all of the music in the movie is performed live. It's another one of Christopher Guest's mockumentaries, and while it's not as hilarious as Spinal Tap, its humor is a lot more subtle. Highly recommended, as well as the soundtrack, which features all the songs from the movie and a few extras, notably a folk version of 'Start Me Up'.

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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For once I thought you were talking the outcome of eating a Burrito Supreme from Taco Bell.


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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin and I actually just bought this on DVD the other day. Not had a chance to watch it yet though.

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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

For once I thought you were talking the outcome of eating a Burrito Supreme from Taco Bell.


I don't think so!

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I have a weal wed wagon.


I can't do my wuuuuuuuuuurk!

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Erin and I actually just bought this on DVD the other day. Not had a chance to watch it yet though.


Just don't become obsessed like I have :(

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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"A mighty wind is blowing
It's blowing you and me"

Classic.


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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love it. One of my favorites.


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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Absolute brilliance!!

The characters that they come up with, especially for A Mighty Wind, are deep and brilliant.

Better than Waiting for Guffman, on par with Best In Show.

I would LOVE to see them do a mockumentary on the Texas Holdem Poker craze that we have in the world today......


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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

For once I thought you were talking the outcome of eating a Burrito Supreme from Taco Bell.


I thought he had farted as well.


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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://amightywindonline.warnerbros.com/


Get in there, listen to some of the tunes, it is laugh out loud funny.


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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would have to say that, among the three groups, my favorite are The Folksmen (and not only because they are the same characters who were Spinal Tap). The music they did was great, especially 'Old Joe's Place' and 'Loco Man' (which is actually running through my head right now).

However, for emotional value, Mitch & Mickey are amazing, and the vocals of Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara become downright heartbreaking on 'One More Time', 'The Ballad Of Bobby and June' (which wasn't in the movie but is on the soundtrack, and is one of my favorite songs), and especially 'A Kiss At The End Of The Rainbow'.

The New Main Street Singers are good but a little too happy for me, although 'Potato's In The Paddy Wagon' and 'The Good Book Song' are great and toe-tapping. The concluding 'A Mighty Wind' is perhaps my favorite song, if only for the final "it's blowing you and me" line.

As a bonus on the DVD, they have the unedited concert as it would have appeared on PBN that night, and it's really quite good. Also, I was initially anti-Fred Willard, but his Hi-Class Management bit is just amazing. "Hey, wha' happened?!" I crack up at that every time.

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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 01:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember my mother and I absolutely lost it in the theatre when that one guy says his age. Who was that? It's been a while but he starts to say it then rubs his mouth to muffle it out.

Hil.ar.ious.

Guest is so awesome. He creates so much so well. Hooray for Guest!!


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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 08:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I watched the 'concert' bloody excellent.

I would say I rather Best in Show to this but there aren't too many movies that are better than this.


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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Victoria wrote:

I remember my mother and I absolutely lost it in the theatre when that one guy says his age. Who was that? It's been a while but he starts to say it then rubs his mouth to muffle it out.

Hil.ar.ious.

Guest is so awesome. He creates so much so well. Hooray for Guest!!


Ahh, Fred Willard. That whole scene is comedy gold. "Hey, wha' happened?!"

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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think we may need to watch this tonight..:-)
If it's half as funny as Best in Show, it'll be great.

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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 18:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My dad and I are both obsessed with Christopher Guest films. Personally, "Best In Show" is my favorite, but "A Mighty Wind" is still freakin' hysterical.

"Thank God for the model trains, because if it wasn't for those they wouldn't have got the idea for the big trains."

Every now and then, I randomly shout out, "HEY, WHA' HAPPENED?"


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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 19:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Funny. I saw this DVD at the video shop. It fell off the shelf and as I bent down to pick up the DVD I broke A Mighty Wind.

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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 19:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is there a cockfight arena near here??? :-P

I would love to see this Crabbe-ville in the Autumn...