Watch the 20 minute demo film that eventually became ‘This Is Spinal Tap’

When ‘Spinal Tap’ came out in 1984, many didn’t understand what they were watching. Rob Reiner was still ‘Meathead’ from All in the Family in the minds of most of the movie going public. So ‘Meathead’ had made a documentary about a ridiculous band that no one had ever heard of. Those people had obviously…

Can you make a movie so bad it’s good on purpose?

PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta argues that you can’t make a movie in the ‘so bad it’s good’ category on purpose. Personally, I think his definition is interesting but a bit too broad. Certainly there are classic film in this category and none of the classics were made that way on purpose. But a film…