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Christopher Guest

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Les MiserablesLes Miserables (1978)
Dir. Glenn Jordan
Feat. Anthony Perkins, Richard Jordan, John Gielgud
Well–regarded adaptation of Hugo's seminal novel. Perkins excels as the obsessive Javert, and director Jordan does an admirable job compressing…
Long Riders, TheLong Riders, The (1980)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine
Sombre treatment of the perennial Jesse James/Cole/Younger–gang saga, starring real–life brothers Carradine, Keach and Quaid, does…
This Is Spinal TapThis Is Spinal Tap (1984) Aro Favourite
Dir. Rob Reiner
Feat. Michael McKean, Christopher Guest
Brilliant parody of a burnt–out British Heavy–Metal band on tour in America, filmed in the classic tradition of a rock documentary. A…
Princess Bride, ThePrincess Bride, The (1987) Aro Favourite
Dir. Rob Reiner
Feat. Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin
An elaborate and whimsical fairytale told to a bedridden young boy conjures up images of good versus evil in a world of monsters, giants and…
Beyond TherapyBeyond Therapy (1987)
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. Jeff Goldblum, Glenda Jackson, Tom Conti
Oddball excursion into New York neurotica courtesy of maverick Dir. Robert Altman, who shuffles his cast into various patient/therapist combinations.…
Big Picture, TheBig Picture, The (1990) Recommended
Dir. Christopher Guest
Feat. Kevin Bacon
From the writers of SPINAL TAP comes this excellent satire about a student film–maker who attempts to get his first feature made in Hollywood.…
Return of Spinal Tap, TheReturn of Spinal Tap, The (A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out) (1992)
Dir. Jim Di Bergi
Feat. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer
Follow–up mockumentary to the beloved THIS IS SPINAL TAP, following the band on a sad final tour of the USA to promote their album Smell the…
Attack of the 50ft WomanAttack of the 50ft Woman (1994)
Dir. Christopher Guest
Feat. Daryl Hannah, Daniel Baldwin
Remake of the 1958 classic is a cheesy spoof of the B–movie genre with Hannah in strapping form as the she–beast who avenges her…
Waiting for GuffmanWaiting for Guffman (1997) Aro Favourite
Dir. Christopher Guest
Feat. Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Parker Posey
A comic treasure from the writer/star of "This is Spinal Tap", here lining up the fictional US burg of Blaine, Missouri in his satirical sights, as…
Best in ShowBest in Show (2000) Recommended
Dir. Christopher Guest
Feat. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Parker Posey
Aided by much of the same cast from his small–town character–driven satire, WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, dir. Christopher Guest applies his…

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