History Film / AMightyWind

7th Jun '16 3:40:57 AM foxley
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* RunawayTrain: "Blood on the Coal" by The Folksmen is a song about a runaway train ''in'' a coal mine. (The song actually predates the movie, and the joke is that all folk bands had a song about either a mine disaster or a train wreck, so The Folksmen had decided to combine the two by having a song about a train wreck ''inside'' a coal mine.)
17th May '16 5:05:40 AM erforce
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* FakeBand: Several of them, in fact, but the performances are real. Much of the music was arranged by John Michael Higgins, who played Terry Bohner; and several cast members spent months learning to play their instruments, having never studied music before signing on for the movie. And, in something of a {{Defictionalization}}, most of the cast performed in character for a brief concert tour after the film's release. Eugene Levy & Catherine O'Hara also sang the movie's Oscar-nominated song ''in character'' as Mitch & Mickey at the 76th Annual Academy Awards.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNbvsh1S9DA]]. The Folksmen actually predate the movie, and have opened for SpinalTap from time to time. Some Spinal Tap fans didn't even realize that they were the same people.

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* FakeBand: Several of them, in fact, but the performances are real. Much of the music was arranged by John Michael Higgins, who played Terry Bohner; and several cast members spent months learning to play their instruments, having never studied music before signing on for the movie. And, in something of a {{Defictionalization}}, most of the cast performed in character for a brief concert tour after the film's release. Eugene Levy & Catherine O'Hara also sang the movie's Oscar-nominated song ''in character'' as Mitch & Mickey at the 76th Annual Academy Awards.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNbvsh1S9DA]]. The Folksmen actually predate the movie, and have opened for SpinalTap [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]] from time to time. Some Spinal Tap fans didn't even realize that they were the same people.
14th Feb '16 11:42:19 PM jaschrumpf
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*MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Mitch. While in the hospital after being beaten severely while defending Mickey (whom he didn't know at the time), he wrote for her a romantic poem that she saved for decades, and read at the reunion concert. After she finishes reading, Mitch states, "I only wanted a drink of water." The song for which they were famous ("A Kiss At The End of the Rainbow") ended with a kiss, that was described by one critic as "the most important kiss in history." During the show, they do perform the kiss, and the entire cast of other musicians have come to the wings to see if they were going to do it. However, after the show, Mitch worries that Mickey might have been "caught up in the theatrics of the moment." Their album covers portrayed them as being in love, and the wonderful song "When I'm Next To You." (which didn't make the cut, but was played during the credits) described how the singer felt standing, holding hands with, kissing, and "lying with" his lover.
3rd Feb '16 6:44:23 AM Morgenthaler
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''A Mighty Wind'' is a 2003 {{mockumentary}} film about a reunion of FolkMusic singers, directed by Creator/ChristopherGuest. The movie's comedy is comparable to that of Guest's other films, ''ThisIsSpinalTap'', ''BestInShow'', and ''Film/WaitingForGuffman'', as well as having mostly the same cast as those films.

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''A Mighty Wind'' is a 2003 {{mockumentary}} film about a reunion of FolkMusic singers, directed by Creator/ChristopherGuest. The movie's comedy is comparable to that of Guest's other films, ''ThisIsSpinalTap'', ''BestInShow'', ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', ''Film/BestInShow'', and ''Film/WaitingForGuffman'', as well as having mostly the same cast as those films.
26th Nov '15 8:42:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* CastingGag: The Folksmen are played by Christopher Guest, [=Michael McKean=], and Harry Shearer, AKA [[SpinalTap Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins, and Derek Smalls]].
11th Nov '15 9:25:45 PM Miso
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Mitch is an odd fellow. Whether he's a little ditzy, just quirky, suffering the aftereffects of the trauma of his and Mickey's breakup (see also CreatorBreakdown), or somehow disordered is left pretty ambiguous, though his social difficulties, general incomprehension of the world around him, awkward speech patterns, tendency to wander away from people, and hyper-fixation on people and things point to some kind of disorder.
14th Aug '15 9:55:03 AM AnotherGuy
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* VocalDissonance: Harry at the end of the film has gone through gender reassignment surgery - but her voice is still as baritone bass as it was when she was still Harry.

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* VocalDissonance: Harry Mark at the end of the film has gone through gender reassignment surgery - but her voice is still as baritone bass as it was when she was still Harry.
14th Aug '15 9:53:19 AM AnotherGuy
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* VocalDissonance: Harry at the end of the film has gone through gender reassignment surgery - but her voice is still as baritone bass as it was when she was still Harry.
14th Aug '15 9:51:42 AM AnotherGuy
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* AuthorAppeal: Christopher Guest and company love folk music. Some have noted that that's the reason it's not as incisive or satirical as ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''.
4th Jul '15 6:37:44 AM 8BrickMario
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Amber Cole's bizarre dialect. Lampshaded by Christopher Guest in the commentary: "You can narrow [her accent] down to a continent..."

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Amber Cole's bizarre dialect.dialect, which sounds slightly like a cross between a Spanish and German accent. Lampshaded by Christopher Guest in the commentary: "You can narrow [her accent] down to a continent..."
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