Christopher Guest’s New Movie About Collectors : Comedy Movie News
If you haven’t entered the world of Christopher Guest yet (meaning you need to watch everything from Spinal Tap and Waiting For Guffman through to A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration) then you simply haven’t lived.
They are films of pure, unadulterated, raw, improvisational comedic genius. Not one of his films is perfect from beginning to end – but on the same token – each film contains at least one of the Top 10 comedic scenes of all time. And more are on the way…
It’s been a long time between drinks for Guest fans – the last ensemble was For Your Consideration (a film which most fans would consider the weakest of the bunch), but fear not – as Christopher Guest is in the process of assembling his familiar team of friends and collaborators (including Harry Shearer, Eugene Levy, John Michael Higgins, Michael McKean, Jane Lynch and Parker Posey) for his lastest mockumentary about Collectors.
And no – there won’t be an Anthony Muirhead gag in sight.
According to WowWowWow Guest, Shearer and McKean are “putting their heads together to make a movie about the world of retro collectors… people who ferret out such things as old comic books, Barbie dolls, vintage magazine ads, vinyl 45-rpm singles, or even Charles Manson song lyrics written on Kleenex”.
It’s a subject ripe for the picking that fits well within the formula, a formula which gives the hopeless some hope (insignificant things that are the high points of a minority of people’s lives) and one can only hope this is just as solid as the previous outings.
No word on when the film is expected to hit cinemas – so until we find out – you’ll just have to sit back, relax and spend the remainder of the afternoon reliving some of Team Guest’s finest work…
A MIGHTY WIND
This mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter. It also hosts one of the finest comedy scenes of all time…
THIS IS SPINAL TAP
Spinal Tap, the world’s loudest band, is chronicled by hack documentarian Marti DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. This is the film whih inspired a genre…
WAITING FOR GUFFMAN
An aspiring director and the marginally-talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance. The perfect time capsule of “amatuer theatre” for future generations to watch…
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film “Home for Purim,” a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
BEST IN SHOW
A colourful array of characters competes at a national dog show.