Looking Back On The Parody Legend Of Christopher Guest

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Actor and director Christopher Guest speaks at the New Yorker Festival on Oct. 5, 2013 in New York. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The New Yorker)

Christopher Guest’s new movie, “Mascots,” is out today on Netflix.

The “mockumentary” filmmaker has been using a set formula for two decades built on silly concepts and improvised scripts.

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello talks with Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson about what makes the movies funny, and how the style has now found its way into other entertainment.


Bob Mondello, NPR movie critic. He tweets @Bob_Mondello.

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