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This Is Spinal TapItem #: HL.00333039
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Written by John Kenneth Muir.
Music on Film Series. Limelight. With Softcover. 4.75x6.25 inches. 142 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00333039)
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In 1984, four comedians - Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Rob Reiner, and Harry Shearer - unleashed This Is Spinal Tap, the world's first mock-rockumentary and a joke that has lasted into the 21st century and inspired a generation of imitations. Now, award-winning film journalist John Kenneth Muir (An Askew View: The Films of Kevin Smith) escorts the reader through a quarter-century of heavy metal laughs, offering a detailed history of the film's genesis and an up-close look at the reasons why this beloved rock-and-roll movie comedy has endured for so long, - and even met acceptance in the rock-and-roll culture it lampoons. Features interview material with the cinematographer, editor, and some supporting cast members of This Is Spinal Tap as well as King of Nostalgia Joe Franklin.