This Week’s Film at Bilkent Cinematics: This Is Spinal Tap

25 April 2017 Comments Off on This Week’s Film at Bilkent Cinematics: This Is Spinal Tap

Bilkent Cinematics’ last movie of the season will be the classic 1984 comedy “This Is Spinal Tap,” to be shown on Wednesday, April 26.

Director Rob Reiner’s “mock rockumentary” follows a fictional British heavy metal band (“one of England’s loudest bands”) as it goes on tour and tries to deal with conflicts among its members. Reiner’s film was so authentic that, as he said, “when ‘Spinal Tap’ initially came out, everybody thought it was a real band.” The movie accurately but affectionately mocks the occasional silliness and pretentiousness of certain rock bands, in scenes that have become legend among fans of the movie. “Spinal Tap” is also famous for the fact that the actors (Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer) improvised much of the hilarious dialogue.

The New York Times called the film a “witty, mischievous satire”; critic Roger Ebert designated it “one of the funniest movies ever made.”

Join Bilkent Cinematics at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in FFB-06. Refreshments will be served. Cinematics’ movies are screened with English subtitles, and everyone is welcome. For additional information, contact Hossein Dabir at