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This is Spinal Tap

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Bob McC, May 14, 2022.

  1. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    BBC 2
    TONIGHT, 14/05
    10.40pm
     
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  2. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    One louder!
     
  3. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Has it been remastered in Dobly Atmos?
     
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  4. guey

    guey pfm Member

    There's a 2 disc version of the film, with a shedload of outtakes; all of which are good enough to be in the main film - highly recommended if you can find it.
     
  5. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Big bottom drives me out of my mind.
    How could I leave that behind!?

    classic movie. I love Best in Show also.
     
  6. guey

    guey pfm Member

    Also, I see there's a sequel coming out - *fingers crossed* it's good.
     
  7. Bananahead

    Bananahead pfm Member

    By a tribute band?
     
  8. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    sorry but itvwas good for one viewing and yawn after that
     
  9. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    Clashes with the Eurovision.
     
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  10. venton

    venton pfm Member

    I feel privileged to have watched it a long time ago without realising it was a spoof beforehand. I genuinely thought it was an actual documentary and watched it as such open mouthed at what unfolded. I think I did twig eventually but it really had me in stitches. Not unlike the Bros fly on the wall which equally could have been a wind up.
     
  11. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  12. jimbob75

    jimbob75 pfm Member

    A much loved and often quoted student classic. Eclipsed for me only by Withnail. For some reason the wife dislikes both…luckily she has other qualities
     
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  13. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    I can still chuckle at Spinal Tap. In my mind it doesn't seem so long ago since it was released, so I was amazed to discover the actor who plays Jimmy's brother Chuck in “Better Call Saul” is David St. Hubbins!
     
  14. Johnny72

    Johnny72 pfm Member

    Yeah but this goes up to eleven
     
  15. Jimin

    Jimin pfm Member

    Too much f***ing perspective
     
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  16. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I still remember one quiet Sunday when I was ‘supervising’ weekend maintenance shortly after the film’s release on VHS. Several of us were watching, then another of the tech team strolled by, saw us and came into the room. He looked on as Nigel took us through his guitar collection and on to his amps. When it was finally explained that this one went up to eleven he sneered loudly “What a tw*t!!!”
     
  17. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I was hanging around/working in a rehearsal/recording studio around the time Spinal Tap hit VHS and it attained legendary status with my crowd immediately. I could recite pretty much the whole script at one point. I’ve known so many bands it applied to. Just so funny/accurate. I’ll watch it again tonight.
     
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  18. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    So many great lines, too many to mention alright just one 'we're playing the Enormodome'

    Nigel Tufnels girlfriend give me the creeps!
     
  19. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    Strangely enough, I was just thinking about Spinal Tap this week. It's a film I've never seen.

    Thanks for the heads-up.
     
  20. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I read an article many years ago explaining the origins of some of the scenes. There was a wonderful photo of (I think) Bill Nelson trapped in a tube filled with dry ice that had failed to rise on cue. And I believe it was Deep Purple whose set designer had a scale malfunction, resulting in props that they couldn’t fit into the hall they were playing.
     
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