This is Spinal Tap may not have invented the mockumentary genre, but it certainly popularized it. Released 30 years ago, Rob Reiner’s cult classic comedy—which starred Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer—turned the fictional heavy metal band of its title into bona fide musical superstars. It also called into question what the exact dimensions of an on-stage Stonehenge should be. Here are 15 things you might not know about the 1984 film.
The greatest change in my life began the night they gave me the Oscar. It’s funny about that statue. You walk up on that stage like you are in a dream and they hand you that little man before twenty or thirty million people and you have to fight to keep the tears back. It’s a moment. Like your first girl or your first kiss. Like the first time you hit a guy and he went down. I’ve heard actors kid about the Academy Awards. Don’t believe them. It was a big moment in their lives. -Frank Sinatra
Definitely buying this as soon as I can.