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This is Spinal Tap movie

  1. Oct 22, 2004 #1
    Has anyone of you seen "This is Spinal Tap" movie? What do you think?
    I have seen that movie again for the 4-th time and in my opinnion it is one of the best movies of all times, simply hillarious and yet deep and thought provoking.
    One sentence says it all --- "It"s such a fine line between stupid and clever",
    well,.... maybe two--- "In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history,lived an ancient race of people...the Druids.No one knows who they were or what they were doing....
    One more " --- the question is, how much more black can it get?and the answer is none...none more black
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  3. Oct 22, 2004 #2
    E-leven...its louder...
  4. Oct 22, 2004 #3

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    If you liked that, also check out a movie called Fear of a Black Hat. It's like Spinal Tap but it's about rap stars.
  5. Oct 23, 2004 #4

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    Did you get the DVD re-release? It has so many outtakes that are in final edit form, it makes the movie about twice as long. THere's an extended scene with Billy Crystal (the Mime Waiter) where we find that his business is called "Shut up and Eat."

    Also, see the Simpson Episode "The Otto Show" (3rd season). It features Spinal Tap, and it reveals how the band finally ends.
  6. Oct 23, 2004 #5
    I thought it was kinda dumb...
  7. Oct 23, 2004 #6
    It was fun.
  8. Oct 23, 2004 #7
    I heard it was based on real musicians. The bassist from Saxon & the singer from Whitesnake? Or something? I like the bit where they get lost back stage.
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    Yep you can see that's it based on sveral bands Saxon, Whitesnake, Led Zepplin; many of the scenes about the band's past are rather obviuosly based on Status Quo (!!!!!!!).
  10. Oct 23, 2004 #9

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    Saxon... oh dear. My friend loves them. I thought that quite a lot of people missed the irony in it, and thought it was a vague documentary about a band. Didnt they release a single or two?

    Gotta love the 80's.
  11. Oct 24, 2004 #10
    Yeah, as far as I remember the bass player was modelled on the one in Saxon. They nicked his way of playing open strings while holding his left arm in the air, in a fist. Dunno about the RAF 'tach though. That might have been Biggles on his night off. I think the salami was from Biggles too. ( :tongue2: )
  12. Oct 24, 2004 #11
    The movie is funnier for anyone who has ever been in a band, or at least knew people in a band. "Christmas with the devil" was a big college radio hit, and one of them (not Harry Shearer or Chris Guest, the other one) was part of the the Canadian version of a "Feed the world" type, multi-star-studded hit single.

    Another note: I heard that Christopher Guest (also the star of "Waiting for Guffman," "Best in Show," and "A mighty wind," but best known as the six-fingered man in "Princess Bride") is a peer in the House of Lords in the British Parliament!

    Why do I know all this? Don't I have anything better to do?
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