History Film / AMightyWind

17th Aug '16 9:05:48 AM 06tele
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-->'''Laurie''': I was brought up in a very small town, south of the Chicago city limits. Just far enough away to have been peopled with pure, unadulterated white trash. And because I was one of so many children, I don't believe that anyone noticed when I blew town at 15 and ended up in San Francisco, California. [''smiles''] And it's at this point in my story that the dark clouds part, because I met a certain Mr. Wiseman, who gave me a job in his shop. And before long, he tapped me to do some small roles in some of his short films for more mature audiences. [''cheeky wink''] And before long, I had landed, if you will, some leads...and then I started to do some, uh, cameos. [''Terry looks deeply uncomfortable''] Well, I was known for doing a certain thing, that many of the other girls wouldn't do.

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-->'''Laurie''': I was brought up in a very small town, south of the Chicago city limits. Just far enough away to have been peopled with pure, unadulterated white trash. And because I was one of so many children, I don't believe that anyone noticed when I blew town at 15 and ended up in San Francisco, California. [''smiles''] And it's at this point in my story that the dark clouds part, because I met a certain Mr. Wiseman, who gave me a job in his shop. And before long, he tapped me to do some small roles in some of his short films for more mature audiences. [''cheeky wink''] And before long, I had landed, if you will, some leads...and then I started to do some, uh, cameos. [''Terry looks deeply uncomfortable''] Well, I was known for doing a [[NoodleIncident certain thing, thing]], that many of the other girls wouldn't do.
17th Aug '16 9:04:56 AM 06tele
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-->'''Laurie''': I was brought up in a very small town, south of the Chicago city limits. Just far enough away to have been peopled with pure, unadulterated white trash. And because I was one of so many children, I don't believe that anyone noticed when I blew town at 15 and ended up in San Francisco, California. [''smiles''] And it's at this point in my story that the dark clouds part, because I met a certain Mr. Wiseman, who gave me a job in his shop. And before Long, he tapped me to do some small roles in some of his short films for more mature audiences. [''cheeky wink''] And before Long, I had landed, if you will, some leads...and then I started to do some, uh, cameos. [''Terry looks deeply uncomfortable''] Well, I was known for doing a certain thing, that many of the other girls wouldn't do.

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-->'''Laurie''': I was brought up in a very small town, south of the Chicago city limits. Just far enough away to have been peopled with pure, unadulterated white trash. And because I was one of so many children, I don't believe that anyone noticed when I blew town at 15 and ended up in San Francisco, California. [''smiles''] And it's at this point in my story that the dark clouds part, because I met a certain Mr. Wiseman, who gave me a job in his shop. And before Long, long, he tapped me to do some small roles in some of his short films for more mature audiences. [''cheeky wink''] And before Long, long, I had landed, if you will, some leads...and then I started to do some, uh, cameos. [''Terry looks deeply uncomfortable''] Well, I was known for doing a certain thing, that many of the other girls wouldn't do.
17th Aug '16 9:03:03 AM 06tele
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-->'''Laurie''': I was brought up in a very small town, south of the Chicago city limits. Just far enough away to have been peopled with pure, unadulterated white trash. And because I was one of so many children, I don't believe that anyone noticed when I blew town at 15 and ended up in San Francisco, California. And it's at this point in my story that the dark clouds part...because I met a certain Mr. Wiseman, who gave me a job in his shop. And before Long, he tapped me to do some small roles...in some of his short films for more mature audiences. And before Long, I had landed, if you will, some leads...and then I started to do some cameos. Well, I was known for doing a certain thing that many of the other girls wouldn't do...

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-->'''Laurie''': I was brought up in a very small town, south of the Chicago city limits. Just far enough away to have been peopled with pure, unadulterated white trash. And because I was one of so many children, I don't believe that anyone noticed when I blew town at 15 and ended up in San Francisco, California. [''smiles''] And it's at this point in my story that the dark clouds part...part, because I met a certain Mr. Wiseman, who gave me a job in his shop. And before Long, he tapped me to do some small roles...roles in some of his short films for more mature audiences. [''cheeky wink''] And before Long, I had landed, if you will, some leads...and then I started to do some some, uh, cameos. [''Terry looks deeply uncomfortable''] Well, I was known for doing a certain thing thing, that many of the other girls wouldn't do...do.
17th Aug '16 9:00:05 AM 06tele
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* MoodWhiplash: Hearty, wholesome Laurie's account of her earlier life has a WaitWhat moment fairly early on.
-->'''Laurie''': I was brought up in a very small town, south of the Chicago city limits. Just far enough away to have been peopled with pure, unadulterated white trash. And because I was one of so many children, I don't believe that anyone noticed when I blew town at 15 and ended up in San Francisco, California. And it's at this point in my story that the dark clouds part...because I met a certain Mr. Wiseman, who gave me a job in his shop. And before Long, he tapped me to do some small roles...in some of his short films for more mature audiences. And before Long, I had landed, if you will, some leads...and then I started to do some cameos. Well, I was known for doing a certain thing that many of the other girls wouldn't do...
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.
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