History Film / AMightyWind

20th Oct '17 1:59:56 PM PaddyMurphy
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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, ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', ''Film/BestInShow'', and ''Film/WaitingForGuffman'', as well as having mostly the same cast as those films, including Guest, Creator/EugeneLevy, Creator/CatherineOHara, Creator/MichaelMcKean, Creator/HarryShearer, John Michael Higgins, Creator/JaneLynch, Creator/ParkerPosey, and Creator/FredWillard.

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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, ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', ''[[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap This is Spın̈al Tap]]'', ''Film/BestInShow'', and ''Film/WaitingForGuffman'', as well as having mostly the same cast as those films, including Guest, Creator/EugeneLevy, Creator/CatherineOHara, Creator/MichaelMcKean, Creator/HarryShearer, John Michael Higgins, Creator/JaneLynch, Creator/ParkerPosey, and Creator/FredWillard.



* 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''.

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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''.''[[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap This is Spın̈al Tap]]''.



* 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 [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]] 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 [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Spın̈al Tap]] from time to time. Some Spinal Spın̈al Tap fans didn't even realize that they were the same people.
13th Dec '16 11:22:39 PM Miso
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* GenderBender: [[spoiler:The epilogue reveals that Mark Shubb is now living and performing as a woman, though still singing with his deep bass voice.]]

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* GenderBender: [[spoiler:The epilogue reveals that Mark Shubb is now living and performing as a woman, though still singing with his her deep bass voice.]]
12th Oct '16 8:53:36 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"Oh, a mighty wind's a-blowin' / It's kickin' up the sand..."''

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->''"Oh, a mighty wind's a-blowin' / It's a-blowin', it's kickin' up the sand...\\
It's blowin' out a message to every woman, child and man...
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12th Oct '16 8:52:20 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"Oh, a mighty wind's a-blowin' / It's kickin' up the sand..."''
12th Oct '16 8:50:06 PM Mdumas43073
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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, ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', ''Film/BestInShow'', and ''Film/WaitingForGuffman'', as well as having mostly the same cast as those films.

The plot is started by the death of Irving Steinbloom, a folk music producer, whose children plan a reunion concert with several of the bands he worked with to honor his memory. However, there are several things that make this difficult, such as the fact that folk music duet Mitch & Mickey (Eugene Levy & Catherine O'Hara) haven't spoken for decades since their messy breakup, and Mitch's resulting CreatorBreakdown.

Presented as an AffectionateParody of TheSixties Folk Revival, the movie received largely positive reviews, with particular praise going towards the performances and the music within.

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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, ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', ''Film/BestInShow'', and ''Film/WaitingForGuffman'', as well as having mostly the same cast as those films.

films, including Guest, Creator/EugeneLevy, Creator/CatherineOHara, Creator/MichaelMcKean, Creator/HarryShearer, John Michael Higgins, Creator/JaneLynch, Creator/ParkerPosey, and Creator/FredWillard.

The plot is started by the death of Irving Steinbloom, a folk music producer, whose children plan a reunion concert with several of the bands he worked with to honor his memory. However, there are several things that make this difficult, such as the fact that folk music duet once-married duo Mitch & Mickey (Eugene Levy & Catherine (Levy, O'Hara) haven't spoken for decades since their messy breakup, and Mitch's resulting CreatorBreakdown.

CreatorBreakdown. Not to mention emerging tensions between the members of The Folksmen trio (Guest, [=McKean=], Shearer), and the fact that the New Main Street Singers are an ersatz revival of the original group managed by former sitcom star Mike [=LaFontaine=] (Willard).

Presented as an AffectionateParody of TheSixties Folk Revival, folk revival, the movie received largely positive reviews, with particular praise going towards the performances and the music within.
12th Oct '16 8:39:18 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:192:Back together for the first time again.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Back
together for the first time time, again.]]
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...
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