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This Is Spinal Tap – Spinal Tap

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Nowadays we are inundated with spoof films and the birth of the new term “mockumentary”, but let’s take a moment to appreciate the film that started it all.

Rob Reiner’s This is Spinal Tap set the standards in 1984 and still is now in the genre.

The mix of truly wonderful and hilarious music including “Big Bottom” and “Stonehenge” make it a spectacle to see Spinal Tap.

Given the fictional band did actually tour makes it all the more surreal. They are over the top, eccentric beyond belief and deluded all intentionally so, of course, but make for a great band

Where else are you going to see dwarfs dance round an 18 inch Stonehenge set-piece? All involved; Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer are unwavering in their performance and sucks you into a world that forces you to go one higher than 10.

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