Guest Dumps Mockumentaries

Guest Dumps Mockumentaries

Tags: Spinal Tap - Christopher Guest - Best In Show - A Mighty Wind - Harry Shearer - Michael McKean - Bob Balaban

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Spinal Tap icon Christopher Guest has disappointed fans by refusing to make any more "mockumentary" movies - because he no longer finds them funny.

The actor/director realised he'd made too many comic documentaries when he helped compile Best In Show, the Museum of Modern Art's retrospective of his movies in New York.

Guest and his A Mighty Wind co-stars Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, PARKER POSEY and Bob Balaban will discuss the demise of their trademark movies when they introduce the show tomorrow night (08APR05).

Guest explains, "I had always intended to do just three movies in that format, and then do something else. I don't think I'll go back to the documentary-style genre.

"EUGENE (LEVY, his friend and collaborator) and I talked about different possibilities. One was a Western. I have to say I've never seen any reality TV, but yes, a dog-show reality program is not that far from Best In Show.

"I'm not trying to make blockbuster movies. I don't know how to. I'm just trying to make movies that are funny for me."

07/04/2005 21:24

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