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sun 2004-jun-13 16:52:25 pdt   ...   permalink

The night before last we watched This Is Spinal Tap on DVD. Somewhat amazingly, I had never seen it, even after all these years and years of having heard many of the funny lines from it dozens of times ("this one goes to 11"). It was pretty awesome.

The deleted scenes on the DVD we have weren't all that great, though there was some good stuff in there. Apparently one of the other DVDs of it has some other deleted scenes (including the explanation for the cold sores on all the band members' lips), so I wonder whether those are any better... Ah well.

Anyway, Christopher Guest and Michael McKean are great as usual. And Rob Reiner as the film-maker is also quite funny. But I still think Christopher Guest's best work is Best in Show.

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sat 2004-jun-26 09:31:45 pdt
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I think Christopher Guest's best movie-making work is decidedly Best in Show, but his best acting work is in either Princess Bride (best bad guy ever) or Spinal Tap (which I saw in the theaters when it came out).

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