Mudcat Café message #1025790 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60057   Message #1025790
Posted By: Midchuck
28-Sep-03 - 09:41 AM
Thread Name: Review: A Mighty Wind Poll
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Wind Poll
I found it enjoyable but not great. I had two complaints, one very nitpicking: I'm almost sure that one of the "Folksmen" was playing a Collings OM in one of the black-and-white "1965" clips. A bit of temporal displacement there. I don't know when Collings got going, but it was no earlier than the late 80s or early 90s.

And if Mitch and Mickie were supposed to have been Ian and Sylvia, Guest had better run and hide somewhere. When Ian Tyson sees it, he's like to look him up and take him out back and punch him senseless. Ian turned 70 two days ago, but his ability to do just that is not in doubt. The Mitch character is almost the perfect antithesis of Ian. This is a guy who, in the lull between his two musical careers, was playing in local bars in Alberta, and would come right down off the stage to take on hecklers when he thought it appropriate. And these hecklers were working cowboys, for Chrissakes.

You can get beaten up in any working-class bar in rural Alberta, Montana, Wyoming, or Idaho, anytime you want, just by saying anything derogatory about Ian Tyson out loud. Maybe Guest should try it.

Peter.