Monday, January 18, 2010

40/40 Day 18 Report

As I mentioned previously, This is Spinal Tap would have been in the 40/40 lineup had we not just celebrated it's 25th anniversary last summer. In it's place, we scheduled two musical comedies from director Christopher Guest.

While Waiting for Guffman manages to take a rather pedestrian concept (the story of a small town production celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary) and turns it into a hilarious documentary, A Mighty Wind showcases the songwriting talents of Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, along with Eugene Levy, who in another life may have been a missing member of Tap. As funny as the movie is, the songs are both catchy and funny, and as with all of Guest's films of this type - are not so much mocking as reverential parodies.

It was another fun night in The Slaughtered Lamb.

On Deck: George A. Romero's modern day take on the vampire tale, Martin.

40 Years/40 Movies Series Tally:
Days Completed: 18
Movies Watched: 26
Number of unique attendees: 18
Total Attendance (cumulative number of attendees for all movies): 130

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