History Film / ThisIsSpinalTap

30th May '16 12:32:58 AM Doug86
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* AllInTheManual / WorldBuilding: One of the reasons the film and band are so easy to [[{{Defictionalization}} Defictionalize]]. For example, one of the stage hands is named Moke, but you wouldn't know that without knowledge of expanded materials (such as the DVDCommentary).

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* AllInTheManual AllThereInTheManual / WorldBuilding: One of the reasons the film and band are so easy to [[{{Defictionalization}} Defictionalize]]. For example, one of the stage hands is named Moke, but you wouldn't know that without knowledge of expanded materials (such as the DVDCommentary).
14th Apr '16 6:52:59 AM 06tele
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* TruthInTelevision: The film has a lot of this, but one of the more mind-spinning examples has to do with Nigel's piano piece, "Lick My Love Pump". Although Nigel's claims to be influenced by "[[Music/WolfgangAmadeus Mozart Mozart]] and [[Music/JohannSebastianBach Bach]]" aren't really borne out by the piece itself (which doesn't sound much like either of them), Mozart did write a three-part canon called ''Leck mich im Arsch'' (Ger., "Lick me in the arse".)[[note]]Actually, Mozart might not have written the music, but he definitely wrote the text.[[/note]]

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* TruthInTelevision: The film has a lot of this, but one of the more mind-spinning examples has to do with Nigel's piano piece, "Lick My Love Pump". Although Nigel's claims to be influenced by "[[Music/WolfgangAmadeus Mozart "[[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] and [[Music/JohannSebastianBach Bach]]" aren't really borne out by the piece itself (which doesn't sound much like either of them), Mozart did write a three-part canon called ''Leck mich im Arsch'' (Ger., "Lick me in the arse".)[[note]]Actually, Mozart might not have written the music, but he definitely wrote the text.[[/note]]
14th Apr '16 6:52:35 AM 06tele
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* TruthInTelevision: The film has a lot of this, but one of the more mind-spinning examples has to do with Nigel's piano piece, "Lick My Love Pump". Although Nigel's claims to be influenced by "Mozart and Bach" aren't really borne out by the piece itself (which doesn't sound much like either of them), Mozart did write a three-part canon called ''Leck mich im Arsch'' (Ger., "Lick me in the arse".)[[note]]Actually, Mozart might not have written the music, but he definitely wrote the text.[[/note]]

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* TruthInTelevision: The film has a lot of this, but one of the more mind-spinning examples has to do with Nigel's piano piece, "Lick My Love Pump". Although Nigel's claims to be influenced by "Mozart "[[Music/WolfgangAmadeus Mozart Mozart]] and Bach" [[Music/JohannSebastianBach Bach]]" aren't really borne out by the piece itself (which doesn't sound much like either of them), Mozart did write a three-part canon called ''Leck mich im Arsch'' (Ger., "Lick me in the arse".)[[note]]Actually, Mozart might not have written the music, but he definitely wrote the text.[[/note]]
14th Apr '16 6:51:20 AM 06tele
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* TruthInTelevision: The film has a lot of this, but one of the more mind-spinning examples has to do with Nigel's piano piece, "Lick My Love Pump". Although Nigel's claims to be influenced by "Mozart and Bach" aren't really borne out by the piece itself (which doesn't sound much like either of them), Mozart did write a three-part canon called "Leck mich im Arsch" ("Lick me in the arse".)[[note]]Actually, Mozart might not have written the music, but he definitely wrote the text.[[/note]]

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* TruthInTelevision: The film has a lot of this, but one of the more mind-spinning examples has to do with Nigel's piano piece, "Lick My Love Pump". Although Nigel's claims to be influenced by "Mozart and Bach" aren't really borne out by the piece itself (which doesn't sound much like either of them), Mozart did write a three-part canon called "Leck ''Leck mich im Arsch" ("Lick Arsch'' (Ger., "Lick me in the arse".)[[note]]Actually, Mozart might not have written the music, but he definitely wrote the text.[[/note]]
14th Apr '16 6:50:21 AM 06tele
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* TruthInTelevision: The film has a lot of this, but one of the more mind-spinning examples has to do with Nigel's piano piece, "Lick My Love Pump". Although Nigel's claims to be influenced by "Mozart and Bach" aren't really borne out by the piece itself (which doesn't sound much like either of them), Mozart did write a three-part canon called "Leck mich im Arsch" ("Lick me in the arse".)[[note]]Actually, Mozart might not have written the music, but he definitely wrote the text.[[/note]]
2nd Feb '16 7:43:15 PM AnotherGuy
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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Quite a few of them. For one, [=DiBergi=] was impressed with the band's punctuality.
-->'''[=DiBergi=]''': They've earned a distinguished place in rock history as [[DamnedByFaintPraise one of the loudest bands in Britain]].



* StealthInsult: Quite a few of them.
-->'''[=DiBergi=]''': They've earned a distinguished place in rock history as [[DamnedByFaintPraise one of the loudest bands in Britain]].
1st Feb '16 8:53:26 PM Odacon_Spy
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* MandatoryUnretirement : A real-world example, as Guest, [=McKean=] and Shearer have to periodically bring out the Spinal Tap characters - either through a one-off concert appearance (such as their appearance at the 2009 Glastonbury festival), a full concert tour, a TV appearance (such as Nigel's interview on Stonehenge for the Discovery Channel), a new video/DVD release, etc. - or the rights to the characters revert from them back to the film's holding company.

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* MandatoryUnretirement : MandatoryUnretirement: A real-world example, as Guest, [=McKean=] and Shearer have to periodically bring out the Spinal Tap characters - either through a one-off concert appearance (such as their appearance at the 2009 Glastonbury festival), a full concert tour, a TV appearance (such as Nigel's interview on Stonehenge for the Discovery Channel), a new video/DVD release, etc. - or the rights to the characters revert from them back to the film's holding company.



* NeverMyFault: Ian. He never takes any blame for the band's steady decline and losing gigs and hotel rooms (such as Boston, which he quips "[[BlatantLies is not a big college town]]". He also refuses to admit he should have noticed that the napkin said 18" and not 18'.

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* NeverMyFault: Ian. He never takes any blame for the band's steady decline and losing gigs and hotel rooms (such as Boston, which he quips "[[BlatantLies is not a big college town]]".town]]"). He also refuses to admit he should have noticed that the napkin said 18" and not 18'.
30th Jan '16 6:26:21 AM AnotherGuy
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* FollowTheLeader: [[invoked]]Throughout their history, Spinal Tap seem to be in the habit of jumping on the bandwagon for whatever the latest musical trends are, such as the BritishInvasion, psychedelic folk-rock and, most recently, glam metal.

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* FollowTheLeader: FollowTheLeader:
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[[invoked]]Throughout their history, Spinal Tap seem to be in the habit of jumping on the bandwagon for whatever the latest musical trends are, such as the BritishInvasion, psychedelic folk-rock and, most recently, glam metal.metal.
** The film itself follows ''[[Music/TheRutles Meet the Rutles: All You Need Is Cash]]'', a {{Mockumentary}} about a Music/TheBeatles {{Expy}}.
30th Jan '16 2:14:33 AM Ezclee4050
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The entire movie was shot in Los Angeles County.
18th Jan '16 7:21:04 PM jormis29
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* BrickJoke: Early in the film, it's revealed that Spinal Tap's drummers die in mysterious ways, including once by spontaneous human combustion. In the epilogue, the drummer explodes.

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* BrickJoke: Early in the film, it's revealed that Spinal Tap's drummers die in mysterious ways, including once by spontaneous human combustion.SpontaneousHumanCombustion. In the epilogue, the drummer explodes.



* StealthParody: Perhaps partially due to the fact that the {{Mockumentary}} was a little-known genre at the time, many people assumed that the film is a real documentary, apparently missing all the talk about spontaneous human combustion.

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* StealthParody: Perhaps partially due to the fact that the {{Mockumentary}} was a little-known genre at the time, many people assumed that the film is a real documentary, apparently missing all the talk about spontaneous human combustion.SpontaneousHumanCombustion.
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