A Mockumentary Like No Other
In 1984, a film unlike any before it was released to the public. It was called This is Spinal Tap, and although many people did not know what to make of the movie at first, it went on to become a critically-acclaimed cult classic and is one of the most iconic and beloved films of modern times. Roger Ebert called the movie “one of the funniest, most intelligent, most original films of the year,” and Spinal Tap was later chosen for preservation in the esteemed United States National Film Registry.
Die-hard Spinal Tap fans and newbies alike will enjoy these facts and trivia about the groundbreaking film and the people who introduced the “mockumentary” (mock-documentary) genre to the mainstream.