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A Mighty Wind by Bob Balaban

A Mighty Wind (original 2003; edition 2011)

by Bob Balaban (Actor)

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A docu-comedy about three folk groups from the 60's who reunite for a memorial concert in New York City following the death of a legendary folk manager.
Title:A Mighty Wind
Authors:Bob Balaban (Actor)

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A Mighty Wind [2003 film] by Christopher Guest (Director) (2003)


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2021 movie #158. 2003. Mockumentary about those great bands from the '60s folk revival, like The Folksmen, The New Main Street Singers and Mitch and Mickey. Pretty entertaining and funny but with a love of the subject matter. ( )
  capewood | Sep 4, 2021 |
A Mighty Wind makes me laugh every time I watch it and it must be watched. Part of what makes me laugh is the perfectly normal sounding part of the "documentary" juxtaposed with something wince-worthy. This was actually my introduction to the mockumentary genre and I fell in love with it.

I think part of the movie's attraction is its attention to detail. The album covers featured look like they were created during the appropriate time period. Even the songs and musical styles sound right. (Yes, I bought the CD and the songs blend easily into my other folk music songs.)

I also loved the extras. The deleted scenes are funny, but the jewels are the TV episodes and the PBN recording. They are spot on. Do take the time to watch them.

If you like folk music and have a sense of humor about it or if you enjoy good comedy, I think you'll like the movie. ( )
  Jean_Sexton | Jan 15, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Guest, ChristopherDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Levy, EugeneScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Balaban, BobActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Begley Jr, EdActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coolidge, Jennifersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dooley, Paulsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Higgins, John MichaelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lynch, JaneActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKean, MichaelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Miller, Larrysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moynihan, ChristopherActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Murphy, Karensecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Hara, CatherineActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Posey, ParkerActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shearer, HarryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Willard, FredActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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