This Is 'Spinal Tap'

This Is 'Spinal Tap'

The book looks into the reasons that the film has such a cult following and exactly what ingredients are required for a cult film. Studios have tried to create one mechanically but have always failed.

It also details the cinéma vérité look of the film, dissects some of the scenes and the explains some of the edits. Apparently it was reduced to 80 minutes from 4 hours of footage. The author takes things a little too far when comparing the song placement in the film to that of Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.

For anyone who is a fan of the film this is a quick and insightful read.