Friday, 1 February 2013

Christopher Guest-a-thon

This Is Spinal Tap

Favourite moments
-Goes up to 11
-The IMDb rating on this movie also goes up to 11, go check it out for yourself.
-The sustain on the guitar you would hear if it was playing
-Derek Smalls getting stuck in the pod for the majority of a song
-Derek Smalls getting out of the pod at the end of the song just as Nigel and David get back into the pod.
-Mick Shrimpton being happy to do without the rock and roll, as long as there is still sex and drugs
-Nigel wondering what the hours of a fictional job in a shoe shop are
-Gold and Miniature golf... the holes are smaller
-Elvis Presley's grave sing song
-Boston not being a college town
-Nigel unable to get back up from his big guitar pose
-It being a hard task to find mandolin strings in Austin
-Getting sued by a record label for "lack of talent"
-How are you supposed to sign your name on a record that is completely black?

Wating For Guffman

Favourite Moments
-The 'Remains of the Day' lunchbox
-Auditioning with a scene from 'Raging Bull'
-Not being the class clown but sitting beside him and taking notes
-Not being allowed to wear glasses during 'Covered Wagons' because its not historically accurate
-Sheila weird bangs
-Considering the Mississippi river a coast
-That old joke about how many babies fit in a tire, its a zen thing
-'Less is More' acting
-Corky getting refused money for the play, and going home in a rage to bite his pillow
-Having a potluck dinner on the alien spaceship that landed
-Libby grilling a single chicken wing
-Come to the Dairy Queen for a coke if you are thirsty
-The temperature inside the crop circle is always 67 degrees with a 40% chance of rain.
-Midnight at the Oasis
-There are 5 letters in the word 'Blaine'
-Mix up the letters of 'Blaine' and you get 'Nebali', which of course is the planet the aliens come from.
-Ron always having to explain to his wife who he is doing impressions of.
-Libby singing 'Teacher's Pet'
-Blaine - Stool Capital of the World
-The way Corky says "Everybody Dance"
-Ron getting Sheila to do his hair before the performance, and then he is wearing a hat.
-Finding the Chinese restaurant via a huge neon sign.

Best in Show

Favourite Moments
-Naming nuts
-If you get tired, pull over, if you get hungry, eat something.
-Losing the Bee toy
-Cookie and Gerrys good credit card
-Cookie has until two notices to pay the credit card
-Gerry asking if the hotel takes travellers cheques, which they do, but he doesn't have any travelers cheques.
-Sheri and her husband both loving soup
-Sheri always having things to talk or not talk about with her husband, and still finding things to not talk about.
-Everyone loves a terrier
-Everywhere Cookie and Gerry go, Cookie meets some guy she's slept with
-Gerrys literal two left feet
-The Swans meeting at Starbucks's that were across the street from one another
-Hamilton's sweaters
-Being lucky to be raised amongst catalogues
-6"4, where are you from? Norland?
-Scott wanting to hold a meat stick
-Scott and Stefan packing lots of Kimonos
-Don't water plants, they're plastic

A Mighty Wind

Favourite Moments
- Thank God for model trains because otherwise where would the idea for big trains come from?
-Mitch wanting to see the model train town in the autumn.
-The Main Street Singers starting their set with the song The Folksmen were going to sing
-No hole in the middle of The Folksmen records
-Amber's "humming"
-Ambers smiling face in the background of the press conference
-Mitch and Mickey "you rock" "you rock my world"
-Mark Shubb becoming a woman
-The way Jerry sings "theres a star on the horizon" during "A Mighty Wind"
-Lauries story of how she did Porn
-Sissy being "on the streets"
- The Witches in Natures Color
-Diane Delano being one of the members of WINC in the cutaway
-Mike's shit catchphrases from his old tv show
-Sure Flo
-Can we get a crane?
-Ed Begley Jr.
-The musical nature of Terrys childhood trauma
-Terry getting sent to bed with nothing but dessert
-The names of The Folksmen's albums
-The Folksmen's albums only being printed in two colours
-Real furniture or rehersal furniture
-Irving worried about the plants in the lobby
-Naomi Steinblooms reactions to the songs 
-Lawrence slapping Irving
-Mike LaFontain's hair
-Mike coming up with shit ideas for new tv shows featuring the New Mainstreet singers
-Sean being sick of wearing his New Mainstreet Singer costume
-Elliot Steinblooms hatred for folk music 
-Alan leaving the map at home.
-All of Mitches album covers post Mitch and Mickey breakup
-Mitch took a bus
-The kiss at the end of the rainbow

For Your Consideration

Favourite Moments
-The Oscar buzz
-The drawing of Rachel as a child on the nightstand
-Changing the name of the movie
-The internet is the one with emal
-Whitney's hair not being naturally blonde
-Morley making time for his important clients
-Victor on the TRL type show
-Drunk Marilyn post oscar nominations
-Throwing the script on the floor
-Whitney being reminded of her family, that she hates, by the posters of "Home for Purim" 
-Whitney liking the posters for the movie to be misleading
-Hula balls
-Auditioning for commercials
-Fred Willards hair
-Marilyn's facelift
-Paper Badge
-The french movie being nominated, whats with that? She's not even legal
-The interviewer who never lets the writers answer
-Sarah Shahi 
-No Penis Intended
-Callie telling Brian he's not confused sexually
-Corey's native american blood 
-Whitney hurting her back by falling over the side of an escalator
-Marilyn's acting class
-Was the difference "its louder?"
-Brian getting the Oscar nomination
-Jay wanting the set to be lit like a stadium

Each viewing of these movies makes me love them more, and see some other small thing one of the actors will do that cracks me up.

What are your favourite moments from Christopher Guest movies?

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