History Film / ThisIsSpinalTap

1st Nov '17 2:39:19 PM DragonQuestZ
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* TheRoadie: When there is a goof on stage (prop failure, or a fancy move has GoneHorriblyWrong), the stage crew tries valiantly to fix it.
23rd Oct '17 9:16:58 AM AnotherGuy
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Marty [=DiBergi=]'s ''This is Spın̈al Tap'' (1984) is one of the greatest [[{{Rockumentary}} rockumentaries]] of all time. It may not be about one of the legendary bands, but it's a more intimate portrait than would have been allowed if it were about a more well-known band. It really gets inside the head of these rockers, and has more heart than any of those other rock films which consist mostly of filler between the concert scenes.

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Marty [=DiBergi=]'s ''This is Spın̈al Tap'' (1984) is one of the greatest [[{{Rockumentary}} rockumentaries]] of all time. It may not be about one of the legendary legendarylifeimi bands, but it's a more intimate portrait than would have been allowed if it were about a more well-known band. It really gets inside the head of these rockers, and has more heart than any of those other rock films which consist mostly of filler between the concert scenes.



* LifeImitatesArt: The actors actually ''are'' talented musicians in the RealLife and play the songs by themselves. The band has actually performed live several times.
** The drummer of Swedish band Abba, Ola Brunkert, [[https://www.yelp.com/topic/san-francisco-abba-drummer-dies-in-bizarre-gardening-accident died]] in what can be called a "bizarre gardening accident".
** [[RuleOfFunny As did]] the [[http://www.nytimes.com/1992/08/07/arts/jeffrey-porcaro-toto-s-drummer-and-a-studio-musician-38-dies.html drummer of Toto]], Jeff Porcaro.
23rd Oct '17 2:33:48 AM morane
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* LifeImitatesArt: The actors actually ''are'' talented musicians in the RealLife and play the songs by themselves. The band has actually performed live several times.
** The drummer of Swedish band Abba, Ola Brunkert, [[https://www.yelp.com/topic/san-francisco-abba-drummer-dies-in-bizarre-gardening-accident died]] in what can be called a "bizarre gardening accident".
** [[RuleOfFunny As did]] the [[http://www.nytimes.com/1992/08/07/arts/jeffrey-porcaro-toto-s-drummer-and-a-studio-musician-38-dies.html drummer of Toto]], Jeff Porcaro.
18th Oct '17 7:07:02 AM WillBGood
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** Marti DeBergi as well. He manages to stay detached and professional while dealing with people whom he clearly knows are almost completely detached from reality.

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** Marti DeBergi [=DiBergi=] as well. He manages to stay detached and professional while dealing with people whom he clearly knows are almost completely detached from reality.
18th Oct '17 6:57:01 AM WillBGood
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!!! "These tropes go all the way to eleven":

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!!! !! "These tropes go all the way to eleven":
15th Oct '17 3:18:21 PM jamespolk
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For those of you who truly believe in ThePowerOfRock, this will affirm it like nothing else.[[note]]Alright, so it's actually a {{Mockumentary}} spoofing the egos and mishaps of other rock stars, starring Creator/MichaelMcKean, Creator/ChristopherGuest, Creator/HarryShearer, and Creator/RobReiner, who also directed. It's become a cult classic, with the actors making appearances elsewhere in character, and three real-world in-character albums by the band.[[/note]]

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For those of you who truly believe in ThePowerOfRock, this will affirm it like nothing else.[[note]]Alright, so it's actually a {{Mockumentary}} spoofing the egos and mishaps of other rock stars, starring Creator/MichaelMcKean, Creator/ChristopherGuest, Creator/HarryShearer, and Creator/RobReiner, who also directed. It's become a cult classic, with the actors making appearances elsewhere in character, and three real-world in-character albums by the band. Creator/BillyCrystal has a very very brief cameo as a mime. Creator/AnjelicaHuston, right at the beginning of her film career, appears in one scene as the woman who built the Stonehenge set in accordance with some careless directions drawn on a napkin.[[/note]]
15th Oct '17 3:14:52 PM nombretomado
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** [[invoked]]Throughout their history, Spın̈al 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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** [[invoked]]Throughout their history, Spın̈al Tap seem to be in the habit of jumping on the bandwagon for whatever the latest musical trends are, such as the BritishInvasion, UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion, psychedelic folk-rock and, most recently, glam metal.
4th Sep '17 11:09:14 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: PlayedForLaughs (obviously) in the "Stonehenge" musical number. In his introduction to the song, David refers to the Druids as "a very strange race of people", describing them as if they were early inhabitants of the British Isles. The '''Celts''' were early inhabitants of the British Isles; the Druids were just the educated priest class in Celtic society (they were a social and professional caste, not a culture).

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: PlayedForLaughs (obviously) in the "Stonehenge" musical number. In his introduction to the song, David refers to the Druids as "a very strange race of people", describing them as if they were early inhabitants of the British Isles. The '''Celts''' were early inhabitants of the British Isles; the Druids were just the educated priest class in Celtic society (they were a social and professional caste, not a culture). The monument predates their presence in England by ''millenia''.
14th Jul '17 9:24:41 AM AnotherGuy
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Sir Denis Eaton Hogg and a hotel manager that Ian calls "a twisted old fruit".

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Sir Denis Eaton Hogg Eton-Hogg and a hotel manager that Ian calls "a twisted old fruit".


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** During the end credits, Ian reveals Sir Denis was knighted for Hoggwood, a summer camp for pale young boys. The band described it as "a pervert's paradise" in ''The Spinal Tap Reunion''.
14th Jul '17 9:21:00 AM AnotherGuy
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Sir Denis Eaton Hogg and a hotel manager that Ian calls "a twisted old fruit".
-->'''Manager:''' I am as God made me, sir.
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