A Mighty Wind

July 14, 2004

A Mighty Wind

A cast of thousands makes fun of folk music. No, they make fun of a certain style of commercially popular folk music from the 1960s - if you liked the Kingsmen, Ian and Sylvia, or the something or other singers you will probably find this hilarious. I never listened to those guys. I still don't. I am more in the David Grismon, Doc Watson, Phil Cunningham, Mary Black school of folkies. As a result, I did not get the in jokes and the whole thing was just a parade of grotesques. Now, a parade of grotesques can be very amusing - consider Strictly Ballroom but these grotesques were more tedious and annoying than they were amusing.

I finished it, but I was reading a book during the second half of the movie. Not recommended.

Posted by Red Ted at July 14, 2004 10:34 AM | TrackBack
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