I just wrote an e-mail to the film editor at The Guardian. Read and enjoy!
In Owen Gibson’s story on Ricky Gervais moving on to film (http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,12589,1605220,00.html), he mentions: “Gervais . . . will make his big screen acting debut next year in a film by Christopher Guest, director of This is Spinal Tap. . .” This is incorrect. Although Christopher Guest co-wrote “Spinal Tap”, Rob Reiner directed it (see the IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088258/combined). I am a huge fan of Christopher Guest. He did direct “Best in Show”, “Waiting for Guffman”, and “A Mighty Wind”, but not “Spinal Tap”.
I’m surprised this wasn’t caught in fact-checking, but I know a lot of people assume that Guest directed that film.
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I’ll let you know if I get a response.